It’s again Saturday and that means Gardening reading. This weekend is longer that a normal weekend and with a bit of luck that extra time along with a lack of rain will help you with any gardening you might want to do. And we are here to bring you some ideas to help you. We have an article about Olive oil and presence in the Bible to go with the Easter Holidays, we learn about Sally Holmes roses, ideas and tips for a rain barrel and tips for all those “plant killers” out there (me included).
The article goes through the history of olive oil in the Bible and its importance not only in the religious rituals but as source of light in the past. It covers its importance in religious rituals not only within Christian traditions but as well in the religious rituals of other ancient religious including Judaism, Roman-pagans religions and more.
Sally Holmes Roses grow all year around and produce flowers during spring and summer. It does prefer sunny places but appears to be quite tolerant to shades and the lack of lots of sunny days. In my opinion perfect for Ireland and its cloudy skies. More information about this plant in the article.
With the new government laws requiring the installation of water meters in Ireland and of course the new household payment due on water consumption capturing free rainwater looks a very smart move for anyone with a garden. In this article and the ones below you will different way of capturing rainwater as well as tips and how to build a rain barrel to store water and save on water bills.
Finally for all those “plant killers” out there (I should include myself in that list too) an article with ideas for terrariums how to make them and the best plants for us: the ones that will survive no matter what we do (or we don’t do, like watering them for very long periods of time).
What do you think about the history and uses of olive oil in religious rituals? Let us know in the comments.