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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Birdwatching and Blogging for Powerscourt

Novice Birders Needs and Wants my second post, was written ahead of Niall Hatch's guided walk at Powerscourt Estate.  Niall, the development Officer at Bird-Watch Ireland (BWI) is Irelands’ authority on all things birds. No doubt you have heard him on 'Mooney Goes Wild' on RTE Radio one.  If not tune in here to a recent podcast where Niall visits and talks to a lady who has a mistle thrush nesting on the window ledge of her spare bedroom.

But I digress!  My birding article was well received and boy was I pleased when Brian Carruthers wrote 'a fabulous little article from a very enthusiastic novice birder, letting all know the joys of getting out and about' especially given that Brian is such a accomplished birder!

Which reminds me, after you've read my blog post be sure to check out your local BWI branch for the upcoming National Dawn Chorus Day 2014 time schedules.

My own BWI branch South Co Dublin will meet at Cabinteely Park 4AM Sunday 18th May.  That's right 4AM so don't forget to set your alarm as those birds won't wait!!

Happy Birding.....


Blogging on Trees for Powerscourt

These past few weeks were particularly busy not least because it's Spring and gardens need weeding and plants need planting, but I wrote my first ever blog post for Powerscourt Estate - yeah I know, I'm still grinning!!
One of my favourite natives is our spindle Euonymus europaeus
As the Tree Council of Ireland selected Powerscourt Estate as the venue for the launch of National Tree Week it seemed fitting that my first post be about trees.  Best Trees for your Garden was a challenge and took a little longer to write than I had anticipated but was such fun.  Once the article went live and photos added, it took on a life of it's own.  Click the link should you want to read the blog....

Friday, 7 March 2014

Veg Plotting....

Hah!  7th of March already?  Where did January and February go?

While preparing for my upcoming talk at Powerscourt (more about that later) I've been delving through old blog posts, articles, class notes, slideshows, some of which were shared others written by mé féin, and discovered this one...  

It's been awhile since I've read any of Michelles' posts aka VP (Veg Plotting) this one I shared here on hort'curious a couple of years ago.  The post is still live and well worth a read.  

Image courtesy of Maggie Christie 
Veg Plotting: Salads for March: March is the exciting month when at last lots of possibilities present themselves in terms of seed sowing and summer harvests start their tr...