Bulb planting season in full swing

Bulb planting in the autumn, we look forward to spring colour! This forms part of our annual  planting each year giving  colour on an ongoing basis.  Areas with  many  bulbs are also thinned out directly after flowering, dried out and stored  and  the bulbs are then recycled into  new areas in the Autumn.

The earthworms  are near the surface and are disturbed as we do the bulb planting, the ground is quite damp after a lot of rain. (see 1 Euro coin for scale).  Worms are very important for the health of the earth.

Kilkenny Castle quarter in snow!

Kilkenny has received a taste of a hard  continental winter with  freezing temperatures blue skies and crisp snow! What a pleasure it is to stroll through  the Kilkenny Castle and park quarter.

Dukesmeadows.

Kilkenny Castle park

The low winter sun shines through the trees in the Castle park

Autumn changes to winter in the Castle park

The main entrance to Kilkenny Castle gives a Christmas feeling!

The Castle yard

The Castle Yard

Kilkenny Castle in winter

Winter evening in Kilkenny

The recent heavy snow and crisp air  presents Kilkenny in a new light on the evening of the 2nd day of December 2010.  A pleasant walk  a dusk through the historic Irishtown, St Canice’s  and Black Abbey areas of the City!

Black Abbey

Kilkenny City walls and gate.

St Canice's Catholic church

St Canice's cathedral and the historic round tower has seen many snow covered winters over the centuries.

St Canices steps leading from Irishtown to the Cathedral