In like a Lion!!

In like a Lion!!

March has arrived like a lion! 

With such a suspiciously mild and calm winter I have been resisting the temptation to prune my roses. I'm not a one for gambling but I'm better at patience and timing and rose pruning will do just fine next week. Although I do have my Tomato seeds sown. Another 14 varieties! Don't tell Michael. And Aubergines.




It's the wild Atlantic way alright

Hi there from Garra Fado Garden,

It's a real roller coaster ride in the garden with this weather! Pet heat and wind blasted hail stones follow each other every other day as spring forces its hand upon the darker days!

It was the start of a beautiful day when I saw the fog sitting on the river behind our garden on the last morning of old time. Never mind the days gone, there are great gardening days to come, I thought, and wished the kids were awake to watch the fog melt away. 

The mild wet winter that reached into the spring produced lots of soft growth which storm Imogen showed no mercy on. A lot of plants are worst for wear I'm afraid and there really hasn't been enough heat to motivate growth of real consequence as yet. 

But still, we'll enjoy the great gardening days to come!

Us garden folk are eternal optimists.....

Happy Gardening!


Our new website

 Wow, I've eventually conquered my fear of the digital changes that are happening all around and have set about some much needed work on our Garra Fado Garden website. It's been hard to give it energy when I would rather be outside, but like the plants in the garden it needed some attention and this winter has given me the chance to focus and educate myself on the matter. Although it has been hard work ( it always regarded as a pesky distraction from the real work of gardening), I have really enjoyed the learning experience. I hope you can browse easily, enjoy it, and find it a good source of information on our garden and nursery in beautiful Beara, West Cork and you will return to it regularly. As it is a very different venture for me, I realise it is not perfect. Feel free to send some feedback and suggestions and I will endeavour to push myself along into the virtual millennium with all that entails for the development of our Garra Fado Garden website.

Thanks and Happy Gardening!