Mags Riordan of Bumblebee Farm continues to guide us all through the planning, planting and caring of a bed for cut flowers. By the time summer arrives the bed should boast an abundance of pollinator-friendly flowers ready for cutting and enjoying. This month we’re planting. It’s the month of May […]

One of West Cork’s much-loved garden centres, Future Forests, will reopen in May after being closed to the public since Ireland entered Level 5 restrictions in December, and will soon welcome a new café ‘The Coffee Bee’ into the fold.  Celebrating 35 years in business next year, Future Forests in […]

Watching the garden gradually coming back to life over the last few months has been very comforting in these still uncertain times. The regular signs of new growth confirm that life goes on regardless of pandemics and lockdowns. On a personal basis, one of the hardest things for me during […]

May is a busy month and it may even be a merry month for some. Bealtaine marks midway between the equinox and the solstice, indicating we are well on the way to midsummer. The true astronomical date of this cross-quarter day is the fifth of this year. Many of the […]