It's been a horrible day here in Ireland. Since 8am, the country has been hammered by ex-hurricane Ophelia. Ophelia is the strongest hurricane to ever be found this east in the Atlantic and the strongest to hit Ireland in fifty years. The storm has been tracking North all day, battering Cork and Waterford this morning … Continue reading Ophelia, we’re feelin’ ya
There's a fresher air in Dublin this week as late summer breezes by and autumn blows in. My summer of discontent has been and gone and much like the changing of the seasons, my life has shifted in to a brand new phase. It's been an arduous summer here at Fiona Grows Food, plagued with … Continue reading I dig therefore I am
There is one week every year, when the summer swiftly shifts gear into autumn. Sunshine takes a backseat to rain, elongated nights overtake the days and while the indicators have been signalling the end of summer for weeks, the seasons change lane in a matter of days. This is no three-point manouvre, no gentle tapping … Continue reading The Sudden Season
Hello! I have returned from the land of the computer-less, having spent the last ten days adrift in an ocean of disconnect, where everything was bleak and lonely and there were no books of faces for me to look at. Apologies for the hiatus. Business as usual has returned. This week is a glorious, warm, thing. … Continue reading The Great Rhubarb Robbery of 2014
"Spring has sprung, and the daffodils are daffodillying" Yes, in those embarrassing words of my second year school principal, Springtime has finally arrived. The garden is just about to go into overdrive, with only four weeks until March is upon us, which is the craziest month of the gardening calendar really. So, to get you … Continue reading February Jobs in the Garden
It's dark, it's cold, there are only a few hours of light a day, it's wet, it's barren, the plot is a mess. Sound familiar? It may be late into winter but it is a new year and the garden season is just about to kick off. Despite the cold and dull weather, there's a … Continue reading January Jobs In the Garden
And just like that, It's a new year. Fresh start, new plans. Last year, I had many plans. So many plans. Some came to fruition, some not. Mostly not. I had a list of resolutions a mile long and a spate of good intentions. But, you know what they say about the best laid plans … Continue reading The Fat of the Land
As the honourable Ned Stark once said said repeatedly, "Winter is Coming". In fact, friends, winter is just about here, the clocks went back on Saturday and now it is dark by six in the evening. It is getting that bit colder every day and before we know it The Others will be among us … Continue reading Brace Yourself…..
It has been a number of months since my last blog post. Summer has been and gone, the weather has changed and my life has changed along with it. It has been the hottest summer here in Ireland for over a decade. The days have been long hot and the nights humid and sleepless. I've … Continue reading Bounty
The weather this week has been almost unbearable, at least it has been for gardeners. We've had cold, some freezing cold, sunshine cold, snow cold, wet cold, a little-bit-less-cold-than-yesterday cold, then back to snow cold. Today is the 29th of March and it is currently 3 degrees celcius outside. Three! This time last year we were experiencing a … Continue reading What The Fliuch?