Skimmia Obsession

Paraic’s Plant of the Month: January 2020

Skimmia Japonica Obsession is my favourite garden plant for winter and spring colour.    This is a new variety of Skimmia called Obsession which provides garden joy all year round.  In August the flower buds appear and will open to produce gorgeous scented white flowers in March.  This is followed …

Women’s Little Christmas

What’s so special about the 6th of January for Ireland? And why the term, “Women’s Little Christmas?” Have you ever wondered about this uniquely Irish tradition? We know that December 25th is a big day for all – Christmas day! Traditionally, during Christmas, women were extremely busy. Women typically decorated …

Jane’s Jungle Journey – One year on!

Remember Jungle Jane from last year? Jane is back with us again sharing the changes in her big garden build over the last year.   In case you missed part 1 read it here. It has been just over a year since we moved back into our house. I am sitting …

Horkans Christmas Opening Hours

Horkans Christmas 2019 Opening Hours

During the Christmas season our opening hours vary.  Here is a quick convenient list of Horkans opening hours during the Christmas holidays.  Castlebar Monday 16th December – 9.30 to 18.00 Tuesday 17th December – 9.30 to 18.00 Wednesday 18th December – 9.30 to 18.00 Thursday 19th December – 9.30 to …

Mistletoe and Christmas

Have you kissed or been kissed under sprigs of mistletoe? Have you ever wondered where this tradition came from? Kissing under the mistletoe is a tradition which goes beyond the borders of Ireland and into different parts of the world. It is associated with romance, love and all things rosy. …