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A house with a colourful past

Posted on: 13th November, 2017 in Highlights

Cois Laoi in Ballingeary in the Múscraí Gaeltacht is a house with a colourful history. It was at this property in 1906, when Ireland was still under British Rule, that it’s said the eviction that ‘broke the landlords grip on...

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A hub of activity in Clonakilty

Posted on: 9th October, 2017 in Home, Garden & Environment

The new geodesic dome at Clonakilty Community Garden was officially opened by Joy Larkcom, inspirational vegetable grower, writer and supporter of the project, on Friday, September 22. Clonakilty Community Garden originated as a resource for asylum seekers living in Clonakilty,...

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October in the Garden

Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in Home, Garden & Environment

October is a month of transition – a month for tidying-up, planting and getting tender plants under cover before the onset of winter. Clean up Geraniums, Cannas and tender plants before you bring them indoors, removing faded blooms and dead...

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The natural gardener

Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in Home, Garden & Environment

Composting has the greatest impact of any sustainable gardening practice. Composting recycles and enriches. It benefits the health of your soil and benefits your family at the same time. Composting kitchen and garden waste means less material going into the...

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September in the Garden

Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Home, Garden & Environment

September is an important month in the garden when sowing new lawns and planting bulbs should be prioritised. Now is the time to plant daffodil, crocus, snowdrops and dwarf iris bulbs. It’s also the month to get hyacinths planted under...

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The summer pruning of apple trees

Posted on: 3rd August, 2017 in Home, Garden & Environment

Apple tree pruning is considered by many to be a complicated job – which it can be – but there are some key concepts that, when properly understood, will direct what action should be taken (if any) and at what...

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The Garden in August

Posted on: 3rd August, 2017 in Home, Garden & Environment

August is often one of the warmest months of the year making watering essential. Recycle grey water if at all possible. Keep containers well-watered, as they will all now have matured to their full extent and be flowering profusely I...

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New beginnings

Posted on: 3rd August, 2017 in Home, Garden & Environment

Firstly thank you all for your lovely messages and kind words regarding our little piece on Nationwide, we really appreciate it. Its funny how you can muddle along with one thing leading to another and you just keep ‘muddling’. Since...

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