Home, Garden & Environment

It’s time to plant!

Posted on: 3rd November, 2015 in Home, Garden & Environment

By Matt Keane, Future Forests The settled weather through early October has made this an Autumn to remember; the vivid colour on many trees and shrubs have brightened up gardens and hedgerows alike, the red Oak and Canadian maple have never...

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A garden for all the community

Posted on: 3rd November, 2015 in Highlights

Clonakilty Community Garden is inviting members of the local community to join the project on Saturday mornings at 11am. Located on a piece of land in front of Clonakilty Lodge, the garden was set up by volunteers in 2014, with...

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Make room to improve

Posted on: 5th October, 2015 in Home, Garden & Environment

Savings of up to €4,050 on home improvements would be a nice sweetener to your Christmas stocking this year says Ciara Moore. With the festive season just around the corner, make some room to improve by organising any last minute...

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Ireland is buzzing as 68 organisations enlist to save our bees

Posted on: 5th October, 2015 in Home, Garden & Environment

Sixty-eight governmental and non-governmental organisations have agreed a shared plan of action to tackle pollinator decline and make Ireland a place where pollinators can survive and thrive. The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2015-2020, published in September, makes Ireland one of the...

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What a difference some sunshine makes

Posted on: 5th October, 2015 in Home, Garden & Environment

What a wonderful start to September with ‘sunshine’ offering a much-needed reprieve from our soggy summer. What a difference it makes, planting up the start of our spring beds in positively balmy conditions. We have made a start on sweet...

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Time to ‘smell the roses’

Posted on: 10th September, 2015 in Home, Garden & Environment

I love this time of year – it’s still busy with weddings but the frantic nature of summer is slipping away and there is time to ‘smell the roses’ so to speak. I can enjoy my morning coffee ambling around...

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Free natural gas

Posted on: 4th August, 2015 in Home, Garden & Environment

The Solar CITIES Blue Flame tour held a community build of an IBC biodigester at the Clonakilty Community Garden on July 8. Thomas H. Culhane, co-founder of Solar CITIES and an expert in small-scale energy production, led the demonstration and...

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All you can eat in the flower garden

Posted on: 4th August, 2015 in Home, Garden & Environment

Water tables should be sufficiently replenished after al the rain we have had this July; it seems since the Solstice, it has hardly stopped here, it’s one of the drawbacks of living at the base of a ‘mountain’ (it’s only...

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