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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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Beauty is in the details

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

Interior designer Trevor Perrott’s belief in the importance of “finishing touches” has led him to open his own exclusive store in Clonakilty. Inspired by phrases such as “there is no place like home” and “home is where the heart is”,...

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It’s all go in the garden

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

The rain has finally come but what a glorious dry stretch we have just had. We have made the most of it here with new plastic on tunnel one, which is almost fully restocked. Tunnel two has a secure cover,...

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April in the garden

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

The time is gone forward to summertime, which gives us an extra hour of gardening time in the evening, something to be taken advantage of to get the garden into shape. Feed trees, shrubs and hedging with a good tree...

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Weeding to make room for new growth

Posted on: 8th March, 2016 in Home, Garden & Environment

The signs of spring are everywhere — sparrows mating, frogs’ spawn, robins pairing up and the early chorus gathering momentum. I do welcome the stretch in the mornings and evenings but it’s crept up all of a sudden. Although we...

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