Jam Making

by Irene in Mullingar Library Summer is here and that means it’s Jam making time! Fruit picking is a great way to spend time outdoors and all the family can get involved. Strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries  as well as black, red and white currants are all ripening and make the most delicious jams, preserves and cordials.... Continue Reading →

Get Ireland Growing – 19th June 2021

Why not celebrate Get Ireland Growing day, by using as many homegrown ingredients as possible in creating a delicious meal, ideal for outdoor dining? My meal is of barbequed Vegetable Skewers with a Salad, followed by barbequed Spuds with homemade Pesto. I already had a batch of my “Back Garden Pesto” made (and it featured... Continue Reading →

Spring into your summer garden

We are now a couple of months into the “Grow it Forward” campaign.  Our library doors have re-opened, and we hear now how lots of you are seeing the results for the planting you did, earlier this year.  Lovely!  And, Well Done. Now is a great time to think how best to utilise and enjoy... Continue Reading →

Planting a sensory garden

In May we were delighted to host a workshop with local gardener and business woman Anna Browne. Forming part of our #KeepWell campaign this event aimed to help people get out into the garden and develop their own sensory gardens. Gardening in general is a great way to switch off and clear your head, and... Continue Reading →

Clematis montana

A very welcome sight in April is Clematis montana in bloom. It is one  of the early flowering clematis. A vigorous deciduous climber, in late spring it is covered with a mass of small blooms for about four weeks. The flowers are white or pink, four-petalled, with prominent yellow anthers. This plant can be spotted... Continue Reading →

Magnolias in bloom

from Anne in Mullingar Library Some of the Magnolia trees are in  full bloom now!!!! What a sight they are. I first saw a magnolia tree in bloom in Belvedere House Gardens and Park, and I decided I would have one in my garden. Here are pictures of my little magnolia tree...It does my heart... Continue Reading →

Time to get started

Aine from Athlone Library shares some tips for those interested in our Grow It Forward programme Westmeath Libraries are delighted to announce that we have received our first batch of Grow Kits, which we are posting out to those already registered.  And so, our joint adventure in Growing begins!  Please do your best to play... Continue Reading →

Grow it forward

We are delighted to be partnering with Grow It Forward for the launch of Grow it Forward - encouraging you to get growing. Sign up for your pack of seeds either online, by phoning 044 9332162, or email gif@westmeathcoco.ie Each pack will include a variety of seeds, including for beetroot, carrots, salad leaves, peas, and... Continue Reading →

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