Six that the Sun brought on Saturday

An absolutely gorgeous blast of sunshine has just made all those reluctant, late Summer blooms peep out from their damp corners and burst into a flurry of colour! And when the sun hits those floriferous blooms, everything just looks like it has been painted anew.

August’s Arrival – Six on Saturday

Can you believe August has arrived already? There are times when it feels like the garden is about to go over but then there are flashes of colour and some things just coming into their own to give hope that the season has not yet come to its floriferous finale!

A Welcome Party for Wasps

Many people find wasps a nuisance but they are really beneficial in the garden as they feed on caterpillars, grubs, weevils, ants, aphids and other insects and can effectively reduce pest populations.

Support Your Plants

Don't despair if you are forever lamenting the tall plants in your garden flopping over or snapping, have a look at some plant supports which would suit the type of plant you wish to keep upright and fall back in love with height in your borders!

What do you call a Foxglove?

Foxgloves are one of those fabulous plants which look great in the garden, work in difficult shady areas to provide colour and are vital in providing nectar-rich towers of food for long-tongued bees.

Six on Saturday in Monsoon Season

The combination of heat and lots of rain has made the growth prolific and the whole garden is verging out of control! That said, there are always things to delight in the garden when you get out and look!

A Seaside Garden – Cluain na dTor

Cluain na dTor is a rich, horticultural paradise which leads the way in gardening alongside, and with nature at its very core. It is simply a magical experience to walk through and a firm destination on the Donegal Garden Trail for anyone visiting the area.

Six on a Sunny Saturday

Isn't it amazing how the sunshine just makes everything in the garden look brighter? It's the beginning of July and the colours are more intense, if only we could freeze the garden just as it is right now! Here are my sunny #sixonsaturday in July!

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