Tag Archives: Co Mayo

Six on Saturday

After a week with little rain, the wet weather has returned and so my own garden is showing little new, bar a little aster. However, I was at the biodiversity day at Enniscoe House today near Crossmolina, Co Mayo, giving a talk on pollinators and managed to get a few wet photos from their lovely walled gardens – they have a formal garden and vegetable area.

  1. A rather weathered dahlia.

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2. I have this Japanese anemone but their’s (unlike mine) was putting on a great display of flowers despite the rain.

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3. A lovely sunflower

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4. Rosehips – not sure what the rose is but the hips were quite big and long (and a little blurred!).

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5. There was still roses in flower too.

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6. And finally apples – they had a quite a few varieties.

Thank you to the Propagator for hosting Six on Saturday

Heritage Week Events

This week Ireland celebrates Heritage Week. It is a week to celebrate all the wonderful things in Ireland’s natural, cultural and built heritage. There are over 2000 events happening throughout the county. As part of the week I will be hosing two events this coming Wednesday, 21st August. See below for details.

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To find out what events are happening on your area follow this link.

Heritage week events

 

 

Summer Solstice

The year is speeding by and here we are already at the summer solstice. Compared to last year’s hot June we are having a more “normal” Irish June this year, with plenty rain and temperatures more often below 15 degrees Celsius than above. Still next week is promised warmer.

We still get to enjoy the lovely west coast though, even if we don’t venture into the water!

Cross beach, Mullet Peninsula, Co Mayo

Cross beach, Mullet Peninsula, Co Mayo

Happy Solstice to all.