The Sunflower, folklore says they are a symbol of good luck.

The Sunflower, folklore says they are a symbol of good luck. When we see a sunflower, because of its size of the flower and height of the plant, it does catch your attention. This imposing plant, with its large sun like bloom balancing on its tall slender stalk, normally 7 to 8 feet [...]

By | 2017-09-13T15:47:48+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Food, Gardens, Nature|0 Comments

Coolaught Garden and Garden Center

Coolaught Garden and Garden Center   Coolaught Gardens & Garden Center, Clonroche, Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland. I have visited Coolaught Garden on several occasions at different times of the year. My first reaction is always “so peaceful”. You are drawn into this garden of lush foliage and well [...]

By | 2017-08-28T12:23:15+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Activity, Gardens, Nature|0 Comments

Kilmokea Country Manor & Gardens; wander through lush woodland with a colourful, peaceful atmosphere

Kilmokea House & Gardens, seven acres of manicured walled area and lush tropical, jungle like woodland, a peaceful experience with a magical touch for all the family. Kilmokea, a manor house and garden with Viking and Norman Heritage located near the Barrow River on the island of “Great Island” near Campile in County Wexford, [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:06+00:00 May 22nd, 2017|Activity, Gardens, Nature|0 Comments

Colclough Walled Garden, a restored Victorian Geometric Gardenesque Wonder

COLCLOUGH WALLED GARDEN The Colclough estate of Tintern was occupied by the Colclough family from the 16th Centaury up to the 1960s, Lucy Marie Colclough being the last member to live there.   This Cistercian Abbey was founded in c1203 by William Marshal, the Earl of Pembroke as the result of a vow he [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:06+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Activity, Gardens, Nature|0 Comments

Mount Usher Gardens; an autumn spectacular

MOUNT USHER GARDENS, AN AUTUMN SPECTACULAR There was a definite nip in the air signalling the arrival of autumn. Love this time of year, the landscape transforms from the lush greens into a new canvas of warm colour, then, a night of wind and rain and that canvas changes once again as the trees [...]

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:06+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Activity, Gardens, Nature|0 Comments

HER BACK WAS ALMOST BROKEN AT 185 YEARS YOUNG

This c185 years old Winter Nelis pear tree, planted in this wonderful Georgian Walled Garden built by the Colclough family in the early 19th Century (1830), is slowly loosing its battle for survival, its weather beaten and broken trunk it now forma a creative natural sculpture and a focus of fascination and a tribute to nature today, still flowering and bearing fruit on its last surviving boughs.

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:09+00:00 May 21st, 2015|Gardens|0 Comments

COLCLOUGH 185 YEAR OLD WALLED GARDEN

Driving on the Hook Peninsula in County Wexford, I came across Tintern Abbey, a Cistercian Abbey founded by William Marshall, the Earl of Pembroke in c1200. The Abbey was occupied from the 16th Century up to recently by the Colclough Family. Miss Marie Colclough, who lived in the Abbey until the 1960’s, died as recently as 1983.

By | 2017-07-15T16:22:10+00:00 May 30th, 2014|Gardens|0 Comments
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