The Biking Gardener

Geoff Stebbings; The Biking Gardener

Geoff Stebbings; The Biking Gardener

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.

You can find topics by type and by date to the right >

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

raised beds sept copy

The summer house was added this autumn

summerhouse aug 15 copy

I grow a wide range of plants including fruit and veg

lemon meringue may 21 copy

I have two bikes

A KTM690

ktm wicklow2

and a Suzuki GSXR1000

bke mt leinster

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.

5 Comments on “The Biking Gardener”

  1. Robbie
    September 24, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

    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!

    • thebikinggardener
      September 24, 2014 at 5:38 pm #

      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.

  2. Alberto
    April 27, 2015 at 11:13 am #

    Hi Geoff, I finally got the time to pay you a visit back! And I love your blog! See you soon!

  3. Art by Isabel
    May 23, 2020 at 2:06 pm #

    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.

    • thebikinggardener
      May 28, 2020 at 3:59 pm #

      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.

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