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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Monday, June 22, 2020

A New Discovery!

Spotted this plant growing by the roadside near Tower Hill Cottages a few days ago. 
Only one was visible.


It's the first time I've seen this plant in the area.
Have been observing scores of them for some years near Clonmel train station.
Botanical name - Dipsacus fullonum
Various spellings are used for the popular name. 

Teazles were used to 'tease' or brush woven woollen cloth, so as to raise the surface fibres – the nap. The uneven raised nap was then cropped with shears to produce a fine, smooth surface.
(check out:  http://www.hortonvillage.co.uk/teazle-farming/4594558324


Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Watering the Potatoes


Following weeks with little rain, potatoes have to be watered daily at present. 
This contractor is using two sprinklers in these fields at Curraghmore.
Water from the adjacent 'Shepherds' Pond' is used. 

The Indo forecast!

'LIGHTENING' in plenty today according to the Indo! Maybe it's light showers they're referring to, I thought, until they mentioned DIVERS going through the floods!!! You had better be well equipped!

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Wild Flower


Another interesting 'find' growing on a wall in Ballyquin townland
- 'Biting Stonecrop'. Botanical name - 'Sedum acre'.
Has very nice foliage, just about visible in centre at bottom! 

Monday, June 1, 2020

Wild Leek Flower


Photographed recently by roadside in Ballyquin townland -
in a cluster of about 30 Wild Leek flowers - (Allium triquetrum)
thinking it was a white version of a Bluebell - (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)
Another family member went along to check it out
and said I should have examined the stem, which is triangular,
not round as I thought!
First time I've ever seen these.