I wrote recently about my decision to get a glasshouse. My main challenge was deciding which model greenhouse to get. That was partially decided for me when I spoke to the main Irish agent for one of the more popular brands of greenhouse. You can "want" model X all you like, but if it's not going to be available for 6+ months then you're going to have to choose a different … [Read more...] about Greenhouse Ordered!
Back in January the weather was miserable. It was cold. It was dark. You'd go to bed in darkness and if you have a normal day job you'd end up getting up in darkness too. Horrid. It's like that here every year. But this year we were on a "Level 5 lockdown" due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So we're all restricted to our homes and most things are closed. So you've got the … [Read more...] about Gardening Weather?
I've got a fairly big garden which I haven't really done a lot with. This year I am changing that. I already had a small herb garden as well as a couple of berry bushes. I've added to that with a VegTrug herb garden and I'm currently expecting delivery for a VegTrug raised planter. But while you can successfully grow quite a few things outdoors in Ireland there's also a lot … [Read more...] about Time to Get a Greenhouse
Over the past year I've been at home most of the time, like pretty much everyone else. This week we're all "celebrating" our "pandemicversary". It's been a full year since we all started working from home all of the time. Sure, I've been into the office from time to time and we even had a few weeks where we thought we'd be able to go back... but for now it's working from home. … [Read more...] about Digging Into my Personal Archives
Growing up in a stately home is probably a little different from the norm, but I lived in a 19th century mansion from the age of 10 onwards, so it was my normal. Living there meant that I was literally living in a museum which was full of antiques. It also meant that I got to meet people who worked on the contents or were in and around for any number of other reasons. One … [Read more...] about Shooting Old Guns