Welcome to my blog about gardening and gardens in Ireland. Here you will find a broad range of topics, some to help you, some to inform and some to express my thoughts, though I try to keep those to a minimum.
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And other pages, including information about my talks, are above ^
I moved to Ireland in January 2013 and lived in North Wexford apart from a brief break back in the UK in 2016. Then there was the Brexit vote. Everyone has their own opinion on this but I must confess that I am wholly against the stupid idea, for a huge variety of reasons. So we made the move back to Ireland on a permanent basis in 2017, bought a part-built house with an acre of field and moved in in late 2019. Real work in the garden started then.
I try to post regularly, sometimes daily, sometimes once a week, depending on what is on my mind and my workload.
The garden in 2019The latest addition – raised beds in the seaside garden
The summer house was added this autumn
I grow a wide range of plants including fruit and veg
I have two bikes
and a Suzuki GSXR1000
On this blog I will be describing lots of aspects of gardening, including what I am doing in the garden here, new plants, gardening tips, gardens I have visited, events and experiences as well as the odd rant. I welcome your comments and always answer them. And Thank You to all my followers. The blog is non-commercial so getting your comments is wonderful.
I write for several garden magazines and in the Irish Sunday Times.
Your blog title caught my attention-“biking gardner” when I am not in the garden which is my great escape, I bike the Mississippi River-USA…what a beautiful place you live + like you I have to grow something once,too!
Hello. Great to hear from you, especially as we have so much in common. I have never been to the Mississippi area – any of it – and I know it is big! I have mostly been to the west and southwest.
Hi Geoff, I finally got the time to pay you a visit back! And I love your blog! See you soon!
Came across your blog through a search of “Reinecke Carnea” -Cute house and beautiful land will definitely follow to see how your garden grows and also to catch a glimpse of Ireland. :). I’m also crazy about gardening, I can’t stop planting every seed and cutting that I get my hands on.
Thank you so much for your comments. There are old posts about various parts of the country and there will be more when I can get out and about again! It has been very dry here and difficult to keep new plantings alive. Stay safe.