Green is good: Growing with your garden

Keeping a gardening journal proved to be one the most useful habits I picked up last year. I was more diligent in my growing exploits than the previous year, though I still had (and have) much to learn.

16th April, 2011

I quickly became hooked on gardening blogs, and had frequent chats with garden shop employees around Dublin.

I also fell under the spell of beautifully photographed seed catalogues and exotic warm weather magazine shoots, meaning I felt I could take on the world, and every tropical plant therein. What I ended up with was a bunch of failed seedlings, a handful of minuscule ‘beefsteak’ tomatoes and a lot of disappointment. My hydrangea was overrun with...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The year in review

Legacy Richie Oakley 1 year ago

Newsround: What Thursday’s papers say

Legacy Leanna Byrne 5 years ago

More cycle routes, expansion of Luas to Bray and new bus network proposed

Legacy Digital Desk 5 years ago