On this Tuesday – 26th Sept. 2023 … preceded by “Jimmy Reidy & Friends” with a wonderful programme from the splendid Archival Show where the focus is on North Kerry at 8pm (the repeat of which one may hear after the Maureen Henry Show on Sunday night just after 10.30pm) we invite you to also tune into “Radio Treasures” this Tuesday from 9.15 to 11.30pm on Cork Music Station. Feel very welcome to contact the live programme by emailing corkmusicstation @gmail.com or texting 086 825 0074 – One may also WhatsApp that number. (S.R.)
Dia is Mhuire díobh go léir a cáirde and welcome to my Report.
You always appreciate the good day better if it comes after a bad day. That goes for lots of things in life and indeed it also goes with the weather. This lovely warm sunny Monday is so welcome following the wet, dreary, weekend. We didn’t expect this gift of sunshine and when it came you want to do a million things that you have lined up in anticipation of it. I didn’t think I’d spend so long working in my garden today but as we all know that if you have a few minutes work to do out of doors it usually takes much longer than you planned. You don’t count the cost if you can get the thing finished. I’m very pleased with myself, having ventured off out into my patch to catch up with some things that have driven be almost to despair for weeks. Looking out at them in the rain. By now I’m sure you appreciate the love that I have for my beloved Phormiums. Above everything else in the garden they give the best service. Stormy wet days are no bother to them, as they’re lashed this way and that. Their ribbon-like foliage effortlessly twisting and turning and flapping. The punishment of the elements doesn’t even show when the calm returns again, while others fall flat and damaged. Needless to say they do need a little TLC. now and then and today was my opportunity to let them know how much I care. Pampas grass and Phormiums are related I’d say and have to be treated in a different way to other garden dwellers. Some of my friends wait for the dry spell to set fire to them, the flames reaching down to burn away all the dry matter ,to make room for the new growth and it works very well for them. But in my situation, a blazing inferno on the edge of a very busy road would not be very practical to put it mildly, further to that where do you go for a dry spell. Anyway I made no delay in attacking the task by hand in the brilliant sunshine and pulled away all the dead matter to give the new growth every chance of surviving. I‘m very proud of the finished article. To see my plants all cleaned up and the roots devoid of the mucky debris. They can breathe now again and are open to the lovely sunny day. Buíochas le Dia.