It's been a damp and Mizzle day here in South West Ireland. We put the cattle out in one of the fields and then I set about dividing my Oesteospermums in the poly-tunnel. We had some bad frosts a couple of years a go and it completely killed off most of them. I had ten new plants in September. Today we have twenty. We also divided a fern up into new plants. You know the gardeners mathematical equation:
"The old way to multiply is to divide."
Garlic growing in the old tractor wheel trims. The lavender cuttings all took in the little pots.
My new path. Made from the coping stones from the wall we demolished a few weeks a go.
Domino using the polytunnel door for a scratching post.
Is it a garden path or a cat walk?
Domino inspecting the Japanese onions. I placed the paving stone there for weeding purposes.
We have also finally decided that we are going to have a sun holiday this year. Probably when we sell the cattle or something? Cattle prices have gone mad at the moment. Why didn't we buy some when they were cheap before Christmas? Apparently it's because America is starting to buy Irish beef again. Trouble is when we sell the cattle. We probably won't be able to replace them. There's an old Irish saying:
"The day you buy is the day you sell."
The Irish milk quotas end in April so Dairy farms will expand their stock. So hopefully there will be glut of cheap heifer calves?
Looks like we are going to Portugal again, This time we are going to Lisbon and the seaside resorts near by. Last time we went to Portugal, we went to the Algarve. I love Portugal. My ambition is to live there one day. Where are you going on your holidays?