Home, Garden & Environment

Divide and conquer

Posted on: 2nd January, 2014 in Home, Garden & Environment

You can and should divide rhubarb plants every four or five years to give the plants more room and reinvigorate them. The best time to do this work is when the plant is dormant so November to February will work....

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Alice Taylor plants her garden in the pages of a new book

Posted on: 2nd January, 2014 in Home, Garden & Environment

The Gift of the Garden is a reflective and uplifting account by Alice Taylor of her love of nature and gardening. In her newest book, the Innishannon author brings her garden to life with a fascinating collection of stories about...

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Fir Ever

Posted on: 2nd January, 2014 in Home, Garden & Environment

The simple origins and meanings of the Christmas tree — the fashionable accessory of 19th Century aristocracy —still resonate as part of our Christmas western ideal. Its evolution is based around pre-Christian pagan cultural practices of adorning homes and places...

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Dress your home with Christmas decorations

Posted on: 31st December, 2013 in Home, Garden & Environment

Dressing the tree is one of the nicest things to do with your family at Christmas time, especially if you have decorations collected or handmade over the years that hold memories or have special meaning. Try out Karen’s amazing edible...

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