Category Archive: Gardening

Wild summer

Travel Theme: Pink

Ailsa’s travel theme is pink this week so I have delved into the archives to share this picture with you. One day, if I ever get around to it, I’d like to try… Continue reading


The tiny flower bed in our garden is finally looking good. You just wouldn’t believe the struggle it has been. Stick the spade in and you strike between a rock and a hard… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves

Feeling groovy, Sherkin Island…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The Season of Spring

“There’s something in the air. Sniff. Hmm, I’ll just close my eyes for a sec and breathe it in. I know that scent…but what is it? Sniff. Daisies, salty breeze, bluebells, buttercups, cow poo (love… Continue reading

Daisy Day

‘When the garden became a meadow’ May Bank Holiday weekend, Sherkin Island, Cork

The wind from the west

If winter comes, can spring be far behind? A lone onion seed-head still stands in the little island bed, despite Sherkin’s prevailing westerly winds. As our garden lies to the west of the island, with the open Atlantic… Continue reading

Where there’s life…

My dear old Uncle Ted used to say that if you put some soil on your head and stood still for long enough, a bramble would take root. Well, I won’t be trying… Continue reading


Kilmoon. The very name conjures up a magical, mystical far-away place. I wrote a feature on this wonderful garden a couple of years ago for The Irish Garden magazine and just wanted to give you a glimpse… Continue reading

Where to now?

Step outside of the front door and you’ll find this on the flagstone right outside. Created one day by the island husband with an angle grinder, it somehow looks as if it’s always been… Continue reading