On a recent trip to Paddy McCartneys garden in Greencastle I enjoyed my first Tayberry of the year...and they were delish! Paddy benefits from growing these on a South Facing slope, hence why they're ready that wee bit earlier than mines!
Spotted this busy bee enjoying an Arum Lilly (Zantedeschia aethiopica) in the garden of Paddy McCartney in Greencastle recently....
The National Learning Network Horticulture crew, working towards their Level 5 in Horticulture are helping renowned organic gardener Paddy McCartney re-open his acclaimed garden to the public.
Paddy is a well respected figure in organic horticulture in Inishowen, being involved in organic farming and gardening for a lifetime. Paddys garden was for many years an inspirational venue for school and community groups to learn about biodiversity, food production and nature, but due to illness in Paddys family the garden had taken a back-seat. So the NLN crew, offered Paddy some help to get his garden back open to the public. This offer came about after a fantastic visit the students had to the garden, where Paddy gave the group so many ideas on fruit and vegetable growing that the guys felt they needed to repay Paddy!
This week we tackled the wildlife pond, relaid a gravel path, and planted some gravel loving plants around the house!
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