Month: October 2016

The High Line

Are you familiar with The High Line? The High Line (also known as High Line Park) is a one and a half mile long linear park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. Inspired by a similar project in Paris, the three-… Read more »

Roadside Verge Planting Rathangan Co. Kildare

The challenge was to make a drab verge more attractive. The wall was prepared and painted a deep blue. The planting is a mix of small shrubs, herbaceous perennials and grasses. We got plenty of rain so apologies that the pictures are a tad blurry. Read more »

What Winter?

I have been ticking off the projects around the house like a trooper over the past couple of weeks. I’m like Taz from the cartoon back in the day. This happens every autumn. This crazed burst of energy, this urgency to get loose ends tied up. And every time it happens it gives me occasion… Read more »

Back Garden Newbridge

Things are shaping up in Newbridge. Upper and lower curved patios, metal shed and oil tank screens, herb planter, new lawn. Read more »

What Do You Mean Environment?

All politics is local. So say those who know about or are interested in such things. What springs to mind when the word environment is mentioned? Kyoto protocols, carbon footprints, emission standards, global warming, climate change, polar ice caps, Hurricane Katrina, O-zone layers, the earth as seen from the moon. All global, epic notions. When… Read more »