Growing Raspberries for Fruit and Fun

Growing raspberries has been easy here in Galway. Raspberry was one of the first soft fruit bushes we planted here in our rocky meadow. They were quickly joined by gooseberries, blackcurrants, logan berries and a solitary redcurrant bush. Apart from the redcurrant bush, the soft fruit bushes have been planted nearly four years now, but […]

Cottage Gardens. Visiting Bealtaine.

In September 2013, my husband and I had the pleasure of visiting Bealtaine Cottage gardens, in Keadue in North County Roscommon. These are three acres of beautiful, natural cottage gardens brimming with plants and trees. This amazing place was all developed over the past nine years by Colette O’Neill. PERMACULTURE Colette has worked the gardens […]

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