Home, Garden & Environment

Over €100,000 raised so far by The Children’s Project in Clonakilty

Posted on: 4th August, 2014 in Home, Garden & Environment

The Children’s Project, Spillers Lane, Clonakilty was established in 2008 as an independent charity shop run by a team of volunteers who all give up their time for free on a regular basis.  With the support and generosity of the...

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Friends Community Garden Day a huge success

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in Home, Garden & Environment

Dear Gardening Friends, What a gathering we had on Saturday, June 14 to launch our new Friends Community Garden. The sun shone for us and we were joined by many gardeners from the community who turned up with plants, tools,...

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Garden Furniture at Driftwood Craft Shop stands the test of time

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in Home, Garden & Environment

“Every chair should be a throne and hold a king” Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet At time of writing, West Cork is experiencing a heat wave that has everybody out in the garden until the last possible moment before bedtime. Well-designed...

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West Cork Schools excel at Pride in Community Schools Garden Awards

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in Home, Garden & Environment

There was huge excitement for West Cork schools in the County Hall on June 24, at the Pride in The Community Schools Garden Awards 2014 this year. All the gardens were of a very high standard and the judges found...

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Local garden nursery scoops silver medal at Bloom

Posted on: 7th July, 2014 in Home, Garden & Environment

Future Forests in Bantry are one of six Cork businesses to take home an award from this year’s Bloom, scooping a silver medal at the Bord Bia annual garden, food and family festival. “We are delighted to have won a...

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The West Cork Garden Trail 2014

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Home, Garden & Environment

It’s the time of year again to make the most of everything that West Cork has to offer outdoors. One of the most enjoyable ways of doing this is to take full advantage of the 16 gardens, which make up...

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June in the garden

Posted on: 4th June, 2014 in Home, Garden & Environment

As June arrives, all half-hardy plants, both ornamental and edible, can be planted into their summer outdoor quarters. Check they have all been well hardened off and acclimatised prior to planting. Bedding Plants  Bedding plants provide invaluable colour all summer...

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Hedgerows are a valuable part of our landscape

Posted on: 6th May, 2014 in Home, Garden & Environment

Hedgerows may be a habitat that was originally planted by humans but then we are part of nature too and these habitats serve many valuable purposes. They act as windbreaks, help with land drainage and healthy water tables, and provide...

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