Happy new year to all. Well it has been a fairly mild Winter so far no really serious frost. Although saying that it has now started to snow I hope I am not speaking too soon. Lots of work going on in the walled garden, fruit bushes have been pruned, now pruning all wall trained apple trees. Good time of year to give glass-houses a thorough clean getting into all the corners to get rid of overwintering pests.
Really great to see Spring bulbs peeping above the ground and hooray the Hellebores have begun to flower I am always in awe of these flowers, remember you really have to get down and look into these flowers to appreciate them. The woodlands are doing fine we are keeping the bird and squirrel feeders well stocked, the red squirrels have continued to visit feeding boxes throughout the Winter.
The Strokestown Park Schools Sculpture Competition is on again this year first of the schools have visited. This year the competition is open to secondary schools in Roscommon, Leitrim, Longford and Mayo – The theme is The Gathering.
Let’s hope for a great Gardening year.