Members’ Contributions

Philippa’s Newsletter – November 2019

November In My Garden by Philippa Thomas. Don’t our four seasons provide a constantly changing Dalkey landscape?  Did you notice that local councils in the U.K. and Here reduced the mowing of roadside verges, sowing [...]

Philippa’s Newsletter – September 2019

September In My Garden by Philippa Thomas. Goodbye Memorable August and Welcome Promising September.  Our days are now becoming noticeably shorter and our nights are sometimes more gusty and cooler than our past August.  Stunning [...]

Philippa’s Newsletter – March 2019

My Garden by Philippa Thomas Is not Sorrento Park, Dillons Park, Our Vico Strip, Killiney Hill, Bullock Harbour, Dalkey Island, Hyde Park, Cuala - All our green areas, our parks, - simply THE LUNGS OF OUR [...]

Lilioceris Lilii, the red lily beetle by Peter E Lynch

If you grow lilies or fritiillaries you will have this bright lacquered red beetle pest. I first saw lily beetles in my garden about 2014. They were more a curiosity, and after I found and killed the two of them, there was no sign the rest of the year. From then I would occasionally come across them doing no particular damage and delete them on sight.

Vine Weevils by Peter Lynch

The Vine Weevil appears near the top of every list of annoying insects. It is very destructive and immediate action should be taken if you come across it. This article by Club member Peter Lynch [...]