Home, Garden & Environment

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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The natural gardener

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Posted on: 4th July, 2017 in Home, Garden & Environment

Noah Chase studied horticulture at the Eden Project in Cornwall, England. He now co-manages a family run nursery, Deelish Garden Centre in Skibbereen, specialising in rare, unusual and edible plants. His passion is sustainable gardening, useful plants and care of...

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Connecting to nature is a trend worth following

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

Thomas Riedmuller is one of the founders of The Hollies Centre of Sustainability When I listened to the radio recently I heard about a shocking trend among young people – according to Dublin City University, just one in ten Irish...

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West Cork Garden Trail provides a treat for all the senses


Posted on: 9th June, 2017 in Highlights

It’s West Cork Garden Trail time again and this year’s trail – which is funded by the Harold Barry Trust and Cork County Council –  is as busy and exciting as ever. New for 2017 There are six new gardens...

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Gardening in May


Posted on: 15th May, 2017 in Home, Garden & Environment

As we move towards summer the momentum in the garden continues gathering pace. Be vigilant against late frosts, protecting tender and vulnerable plants, especially tender bedding, patio and vegetable plants. Earth up potatoes now. If you have seed potatoes that...

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Sustainable gardening

snail grapefruit

Posted on: 15th May, 2017 in Highlights

Noah Chase of Deelish Garden Centre looks at growing plants without the use of chemical pesticides, herbicides and inorganic fertilisers that pollute our soil and water When I first became involved in the garden centre trade I was shocked to...

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Signs of summer

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Posted on: 11th April, 2017 in Home, Garden & Environment

Summer’s on its way: first swallows seen on March 30 – one of our earliest sightings.  Here’s hoping they (and us) have a better summer than last year. Chiff chaff’s and willow warblers are about too, lovely sounds of summer…...

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Bushcraft in Ballydehob


Posted on: 10th April, 2017 in Highlights

The Living Land Series at An Sanctoir in Ballydehob will culminate with Johnny Walshe of Living Wilderness leading a two-day Bushcraft experience in April. A modern day Fionn MacCumhaill and Ireland’s answer to Ray Mears, Johnny will teach people how...

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