Jardin gets a new look.

The decisions have been made, the logo chosen and the new look website for Jardin launched.

This morning, I posted details on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and the responses have been very positive – my favourite Comments have been :

“Fresh, clean, vibrant – and a bit retro!”

“Crisp and colourful”

“Delicate, strong and inviting”

“.. feasting my eyes on your new look website”

The lovely Rebecca Pitt , very professional, patient and prompt, designed the logo

And the fabulous Pádraic MacOireachtaigh, encouraged me through all the technical decisions and worked long hours into the night until he, and I, were satisfied.

Padraic MacOireachtaigh

I hope the text will be easier to read, the photos better displayed and the Home page will give you lots more options – do please give me your feedback.

I set up the original website 18 months ago but really only got into my Blogging stride a year ago.The last year has had its difficulties – my old laptop has started to overheat and only works in 20 minute bursts, but a brand new Mac awaits me. My great gardening influence, my father, passed away on 1st May after a long and good life; I was touched by the response when I returned to my “typewriter” again. Many of you have been regular and faithful readers for much of that time.

In a spirit of refection, I thought I’d just choose a few of my favourite posts from last year .. just in case you missed them! And of course they’ll look much better displayed now; just click on the titles.

Monet’s Garden at Giverny 

Monet's garden at Giverny

Greening the inner city

Greening the inner city, Dublin

Ireland’s most romantic garden

Mount Usher gardens

As always, I love to get your Comments, however brief.


22 thoughts on “Jardin gets a new look.

  1. Congrats on your new look. Very fresh and crisp yet not stand-off-ish at all. Padraic did well indeed. As have you. I look forward to your posts. and my condolences on the passing of your father. A long and good life is a great thing to be able to say for a parent and for all of us..


  2. I am so sorry to hear about your fathers passing. You have my heartfelt condolences. I am glad to hear that he had a long and good life filled with love and family.

    I like the pages new look. My favorite picture was Monet’s garden. It is all the beautiful colors.


    • Many thanks Anne-Marie for your kind words.

      I’m really pleased too that you like the logo and site. I was aiming for something cleaner, clearer, more contemporary but something to showcase the photos better .. glad you feel we’ve achieved that.


  3. Lorna,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad, though it is wonderful to be able to say he had a long and good life. It is what we would all wish for.
    I love the fresh new look, it instantly caught my eye. Well done and good luck with it. Nicki


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