I named my blog Northsider because I reside on the North side of a peninsula in West Cork.
I really envy people with South facing gardens. Their flowers come into bloom much quicker than mine and seem to stay in flower longer. However when my plants and shrubs do flower they do bring me much joy.
It is actually a nice day today after the wind and rain yesterday. Here's some photos of flowers in bloom in our gardens and polytunnel at the moment:
Fuschia. Very common in the West of Ireland, Cornwall and the Isle of Man. It originates in 🇨🇱. Don't know it got here? Did it come with the Gunnera and potatoes on the Gulf Stream or did Sir Walter Raleigh bring it over or was it the Spanish?