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Easing into autumn

Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Home, Garden & Environment

Those subtle changes I mentioned last month are becoming more evident with each passing day. When I got up this morning shortly before 5am the lack of light was the first thing that struck me; my morning wanderings are getting...

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Lots happening on West Cork Garden Trail

Posted on: 10th June, 2016 in Home, Garden & Environment

Don’t be stuck for something to do with the kids this summer. The West Cork Garden Trail is making life easy for families to fill the long summer days with places to go and things to see and do –...

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Life and all its glory

Posted on: 10th June, 2016 in Home, Garden & Environment

What an amazing burst of life there has been; it seems only a few short weeks ago I was so excited with the first buds and now it’s a veritable feast for the eyes and nose. The roses smell exceptionally...

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Local communities can help Ireland’s pollinators

Posted on: 10th June, 2016 in Home, Garden & Environment

The first in a series of guidelines for helping pollinators is now available from the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. This guide provides twenty-four actions describing how local communities can help make Ireland a place where pollinators can survive and thrive. Without...

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A bed of roses

Posted on: 10th May, 2016 in Home, Garden & Environment

Pictured above: Stachyurus praecox – my mid spring jewel What a hive of activity it has been here these past few weeks with the wonderful stretch of delightful weather. I do hope you all had a chance to enjoy it...

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May in the garden

Posted on: 10th May, 2016 in Home, Garden & Environment

Jobs for the month As May arrives hopefully with it comes summer. Do however keep a watchful eye for late frosts protecting tender, frost-susceptible plants. If you still have potatoes remaining to be planted, get them planted right away. Although...

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Online guide to living and learning on organic farms

Posted on: 10th May, 2016 in Features

An online learning guide to Living and Learning on Organic Farms (LLOOF) will be launched by World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF Ireland) at Organico in Bantry on May 23. LLOOF is a new, innovative, online interactive learning guide,...

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Chelsea gold medal winner launches new book ‘The Garden Awakening’ at Future Forests

Posted on: 4th April, 2016 in Home, Garden & Environment

Mary Reynolds was the first Irish person, and the youngest person ever, to receive a Gold Medal at Chelsea and on Saturday April 9, she will launch her new book ‘The Garden Awakening’ at Future Forests in Kealkil. In 2002,...

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