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
A couple of years ago I decided that I needed to get a couple of house plants. Oddly I didn't have any at all at the time and I'd only been just about keeping a few herb plants semi-alive indoors. So I chose to get a Aspidistra elatior or cast-iron plant as well as a couple of Aloe Vera. I put them all in the bathroom at the end of the bath and have been sort of keeping an … [Read more...] about Some House Plant Fun
The last week or so the weather has been moving in the right direction at last. The days are definitely longer, which in Ireland means that people talk about "the grand stretch". The sky has been lovely and clear some days! So it's only natural that I've started spending a bit more time outside and working on things that will end up outside when the weather improves. … [Read more...] about Getting Back to Outdoor Cooking and Living