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Lizzies 75th Birthday!

The Lady sitting on her throne is none other than Lizzie!, who is Bridgets Mum, my Mother in law, and in general TWISTED SISTER No 1!!. Tuesday was the big 75, so we decided to take her for a day out to Birr Castle. Also joining us was NIECE UBER ALLES, Bridget ( Biddy). Have been […]

Charlie’s Place.

During the Summer months myself and a couple of friends like to go on garden visits. Two weeks ago we went to visit the home and garden of Charlie Easterfield in the mountains near Manorhamilton. As you drive into the yard you realise this is something different. The house is wooden and was designed by […]

Secret Gardens of Sligo.

Secret gardens of Sligo is a new garden trail which gives the opportunity to peek into and get inspiration from gardens which would not have previously been open to visitors. On Sunday last Andy and I visited Sarah Brecht’s garden at The Mill, Dromore West, Co. Sligo. The revelation of the old mill complete with […]

Saffron’s garden.

Set on a south facing slope, in esker country, south Sligo, this is an artists and plantpersons garden. Nature and biodiversity are paramount. There are flower studded lawns and paths that lead you around borders filled with an eclectic and exciting mix of flowers, shrubs and trees. There is also a fruit and veg patch, […]

Colette’s Garden.

 Bealtaine Garden surrounds Bealtaine Cottage, in Ballyfermoyle, near the village of Keadue. Set in 3 acres , this garden has been designed to incorporate all aspects of permaculture ethics. Ponds, woodland, spring well, stream, polytunnel, orchard, vegetable garden, soft fruit and over 300 young trees make this a delightful inspiring garden. Mown grass paths wind through plantings […]