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 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.