Not this autumn/winter anyway. Where our winter hours previously would have meant closing at 5pm from November to February we have decided to alter them quite significantly this year. Instead we shall be closing at 5pm from October to February and will be open from Thursday to Sunday. This has been a decision we made […]
This may appear to be an unusual choice for the plant of the week as Berberis is often associated as being hardy, thorny and is often overlooked. However at this time of year there are some varieties of the humble berberis that bring the garden to life with their autumn colours. Berberis thunbergii Starburst A […]
While watering in the tunnel this evening, this little beauty caught my eye and Dahlia’s provide a regular treat throughout the whole summer. Grown from a bulb it has provided flowers all through the summer months and still has more to come.
Nominated in 3 categories and surprisingly shortlisted in all 3 categories. Well the plan of Secret Garden celebration Vino is still a possibility, although the wasps have decimated the grapes here, so I may have to buy a bottle and make a Secret Garden label. In the meantime I took a picture of three rather […]
Thursdays Treat is going to be best enjoyed this Sunday (15th September 2-5pm) where we are delighted to offer you the chance to enjoy tasting and testing the gorgeous new range of innovative seasonal Artisan Foods and Preserves from multiple award winning ‘Wild About’ who are based in Co Wexford. Wild About was born out […]
Given the weekend it is, the Potentilla is a good old reliable choice for this week. Flowers comes in red and white (Cork colours) and even gold/orange (half of Clare colours) blue has yet to be developed but in time I am sure they will be. This reliable hardy shrub is a mainstay in most […]
Courtesy of lots of these small fellas, at long last a great Irish summer, the abundant flora and the care of Alan there will be a glut of honey this year as the two onsite hives were filled to the brim. Earlier this week Alan and his partner prepared the hives to remove the ‘supers’ […]