Sunday, April 6, 2014

April Garden

Pictures no sound! Just going to upload photos from my garden that are nice eye candy at the moment,trying to add text after each photo is proving impossible as only two photos appear at any time and I can't seem to be able to sort the problem on my IPad at the moment!

Monday, March 17, 2014

St.Patricks Day!

Happy St.Patricks Day to all,enjoy the day !��������

Monday, March 10, 2014


 What a beautiful sunny day here in the south of Ireland today! Clear blue sky,with a little warmth there too! A perfect day to capture some nice pics of the few blooms I have in the garden.I hope to fill in the blanks soon!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February Garden

Making use of the intermittent sunshine to awaken the garden from its winter slumber,I am digging and making space for some new plantings I have in mind,though I am thinking of bulbs mostly. I made a start last year though as you can see from the top photo there are gaps!

Snowdrops in bloom now......
My one and only plant of Hellebores with Tete a Tete.......

The Camellia full of buds ready to bloom........

I planted a few extra flowers at the base of the cherry tree for colour!
Happy Gardening!

Friday, February 21, 2014


It's been a while since I blogged,but my computer is down and out for a while now and blogging from the IPad is a bit different! I have no current photos to upload so I am using old ones here,only the snowdrops are realistic at this time in my garden ,though they are not as advanced as the photo yet!
It will be awhile before a poppy shows it's colours!
After a few weeks of horrible weather since Christmas the days are getting longer and a little brighter at last.We were very lucky that we suffered no great damage in the recent stormy weather,just a timber rose arch blown over and a waterlogged front garden but nothing major.
I for one cannot wait to see some blue skies and sunshine!
Happy Gardening to all!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

A Magical Show at Christmas!

 Hope everyone is enjoying this festive season hopefully with family and friends !
On the night of the 18th December,hubby and I had the great pleasure of attending our very first Andre Rieu concert at the O2 venue in Dublin.We endured a less than pleasant drive up from Cork due to adverse weather conditions but got there in time to check in to our overnight hotel and get to the concert in record time! It was worth all the hassle needless to say,a packed arena and a great night was had by all! Following are a selection of photos from the event......

 The ever changing background threw up some shapes!

 Right showing the packed arena!
 Got to stand right in front of the stage at this point!

 Beautiful backdrops,costumes and tenors and sopranos,it had it all!

And here we are at the end of a most enjoyable show,cant wait to go again!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The time of year...........

 Well its getting closer and closer .......Christmas of course! It hardly seems like a year since the decorations were stored away and here we are decorating and shopping again!
Leafing through magazines my daughter brought home from her travels in France and Spain,and a few her American friend brought to her,I think I definitely Under decorate!! Imagine taking all that down I said to her about a heavily decorated tree,perish the thought!Anyway.we are enjoying very mild temps.for the time of year here,cannot remember a good rainy day recently,so great weather for being out and about! Following are a few pics from when I started the home decor,tree no.2 which will be a real tree has yet to be installed,so I am delaying a while so it is still green by the big day itself! This gi normous cone on the left was picked from the ground last summer during our holiday in the Loire Valley,brought home a good few though not all this size!

 I christened this tree my recession tree,as it cost me 14.99 euros in my local Super Valu! Standing at a questionable 6ft it does the job when trimmed with lights (I also reverted to coloured ones this year instead of stark white)more traditional I think!

 My favourite is my front door with this great sign daughter C brought back from Florida,Disneyland of course!
 This rustic heart was given free in a Spanish magazine that my daughter brought home,I added the berries and wrote the year with a sharpie!

 Sign says it all!!

 Little lamposts,battery operated and mini trees,another gift from daughter C.
 Christmas Glow is the name given to the festival in Cork City this year,we also have a ferris wheel that gives views over the city for 3.00! Nothing like the size of the London Eye but still good!

Tir na Nollaig a faery themed park for little ones!