A much needed break after a long season and lots of painting was required. So to keep our carbon footprint down a break was taken in the delightful Valentia Island in Co Kerry.

The beach at Glanleam.

My morning view of the bay at Knightstown.

A great beach with the Skellig Islands in the background.

And just like last year we get back to the garden centre and hear stories of rain and wind and we smile as we have been lazing in the sun.

Please note that The Secret Garden is no longer operating as a garden centre, we are now offering floristry services, wedding flowers, flowers for funerals and other occassions. We also host courses and other events in gardening and floral displays and Sarah is available to do talks for organisations and at events all over Munster.