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Philippa’s Newsletter – August 2017

My Garden by Philippa Thomas August is our last true month of Summer in Ireland so with summer in full swing, our focus turns to watering, weeding, deadheading and filling odd gaps. …So, let’s leap into our hopefully, endless, balmy sunny days – let’s sit out, wile about and really enjoy our plant [...]

2018-01-22T18:16:59+00:00August 5th, 2017|

Philippa’s Newsletter – June 2017

My Garden by Philippa Thomas June is the 6th month of the year to have the length of 30 days and June 21st, is the longest day of the year… Is summer not ‘here’, - wow, we certainly have an abundance, a burst of lush growth and vibrant colours…  Nevertheless, remember, this extra light and [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:00+00:00June 11th, 2017|

Philippa’s Newsletter – May 2017

My Garden by Philippa Thomas With our Bank Holiday in early May, it is the perfect time to be busy in the garden, sowing seeds, planting out, buying plants and vegetable seedlings, dead heading spring bulbs and dividing some of these bulbs… Are we not now, doing the ground work for our summer [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:00+00:00May 22nd, 2017|

Philippa’s Newsletter – April 2017

My Garden by Philippa Thomas As our days lengthen and our nights warm up, it’s about enjoying These Precious Moments In Our Gardens, That Truly Is, What Matters. April is traditionally, one of the busiest times of seed sowing.  The reality for so many of us, involves cramming our gardening activities into a [...]

2017-04-18T18:25:56+00:00April 18th, 2017|

Philippa’s Newsletter – March 2017

My Garden by Philippa Thomas Our Winter is finally slipping away to reveal our Spring, In Our Dalkey Air…So, we’re almost ready to discard our firesides, sofas, blankets and gardening books.  No one who gardens regularly (and pottering about, is many of our ways of relaxing,) – can doubt its health benefits… doesn’t it calm [...]

2017-03-10T12:35:11+00:00March 9th, 2017|

Philippa’s Newsletter – February 2017

IN MY GARDEN by Philippa Thomas Spring is Our Time for Fresh Beginnings and for trying something new. Yes, it is tempting to stay with the same old reliables – the same tested seed/varieties but then, isn’t it exhilarating and so exciting to dare something new, weird or unique.  All that bare space we see [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:00+00:00January 27th, 2017|

Philippa’s Newsletter December 2016

MY GARDEN by Philippa Thomas Isn’t there a stark beauty in a Winter Garden that has been frosted? It’s almost like A Winter Magic…..  Our Winter Magic in winter, is the bare bones of our gardens.  Plants are already in January responding to lengthening days with their first signs of New Life.  Who cannot be [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:01+00:00November 12th, 2016|

Philippa’s Newsletter November 2016

MY GARDEN by Philippa Thomas Our leaves are falling as well as our temperatures. Isn’t there always something to be doing in our gardens, be it pruning, tidying or sowing/planting.  Nevertheless, there is something easy about our gardens in November, it’s our time for reflection but with one eye on the forthcoming year.  Some people [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:01+00:00October 27th, 2016|

Philippa’s Newsletter October 2016

My Garden by Philippa Thomas As our leaves change into their brilliant Autumn colours and our seasonal berries show off their vibrance, our late flowers too, have taken over such as Dahlias, Nerines, Chrysanthemums and Schizostylis, (Kaffir Lilies). Isn’t everywhere, almost like a crescendo of colour?  October will see our clocks go back and we [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:01+00:00September 21st, 2016|

Philippa’s newletter September 2016

My Garden by Philippa Thomas Our September days are noticeably shorter yet our gardens can still remain a riot of colour and life, throughout this coming season.  Some of us may have rescued a favourite plant from a bargain table, charity table or a particular friend may have parted with a little Treasure that has come [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:01+00:00August 25th, 2016|