Bells of Ireland

Normally, I’d be reluctant to start a sentence with the word “So”. It seems everyone and anyone has jumped on the bandwagon in recent years.

So, just to prove that I haven’t completely lost my horticultural touch, here’s a little thing I grew this year for the first time, don chéad uair.

It’s called Bells of Ireland, officially Moluccella, and it’s a dainty thing. I set a square foot of seeds, perhaps twenty in all, yet only a single plant made it this far. For that, I’m grateful. I’ve watched the bees flitting about it, but they usually don’t linger very long.

I had noticed the intricate veins on each bell. As the nights have become colder, the flesh has crumbled, and only the skeleton remains. I’m tempted to remove it to the compost heap, but I will wait to admire its final show.

I’ll also be able to look back at it on Instagram. You can too.

Instagram @paraigdeb58

Normally, I’d be reluctant to start a sentence with the word “So”. It seems everyone and anyone has jumped on the bandwagon in recent years. Have a listen to radio interviews and you’ll be shocked at the number of people who overuse the word. I’m screaming at my phone! STOP, in heaven’s name.

To clarify my use of the word, I have done so simply to be able to show what I mean.

P.

Author: Páraig

Changing my mind, one thought at a time. When head is good so is everything, including some fast biking and slow gardening.

6 thoughts on “Bells of Ireland”

  1. That link to Instagram didn’t work for me but I did find your GrowWriteRepeat profile. I found another Padraig de Burca which reminds me of a ‘phone call I made during the week, to make an appointment to see a consultant in a local hospital, where the receptionist told me she had three Paddy Tobins – and all with the same date of birth! Obviously, the world needed us!

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  2. So, Páraig . . . only teasing! 😂 ‘Back in the day’ is the one that has me ranting at the moment, so many people using it and what on earth is it supposed to mean? Your Bells of Ireland is a beauty, very interesting to grow a green flower and the skeleton certainly has its own delicate beauty.

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    1. Many people have a specific overused phrase or two… It’s interesting to be aware of language. Former colleague of mine used the word “basically” far too often. Naturellement, that was back in the day.

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