Blarney Castle News
Regardless of what is going on in the outside world, the gardens continue to demand care and attention and they are providing a much-needed distraction in the current madness.........
I was thinking of writing this blog without any reference at all to our current situation, but it may be better to address the elephant in the room right at the start........
This time last year I was talking about an early spring. There were already magnolias, rhododendrons and cherry trees in flower throughout the gardens, which was wonderful to see, but left me somewhat unsettled........
I’m always amazed by how fast January goes by. We seem to be barely up to full speed before it’s over and we are into February. Our biggest focus is now preparing for the coming tourist season....
2019 has been and gone and we are currently languishing in the post-Christmas / new year limbo before diving into 2020....
Well November passed by in a blur. I spent the first half of it in Vietnam on a plant hunting expedition, and the second half trying to catch up!
- The arboretums shine in October
- September hints at Autumn
- A hint of Autumn?
- What's under the boardwalk?
- Weeds don't do social distancing!
- Maybe you visited in May
- A Lonely April
- March Madness
- Focus on February
- January's gone!