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Forest gardening

Posted on: 5th November, 2018 in Home & Garden

A forest garden is designed based on the structure of young natural woodland. In tropical Asia, Africa and Central America this system of gardening is very common and is thousands of years old, whereas here in Europe it is relatively...

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Kill the weeds without killing the earth

Posted on: 10th September, 2018 in Home & Garden

Recently here at Deelish Garden Centre there have been a lot of conversations about the high profile Monsanto case in America. I decided to do a little research of my own to understand the current situation, below is a brief...

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Follow in Ellen Hutchins footsteps at this year’s festival

Posted on: 8th August, 2018 in Home & Garden

What a difference two hundred years has made! When Ellen Hutchins was collecting seaweeds and lichens, she would have had very little in the way of waterproof clothes or boots, and her little microscope would have had much less power...

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A lawn life

Posted on: 2nd July, 2018 in Highlights

With all the fine weather, there are lots of lawnmowers in action at the moment! But did you know that there are more than 50 million acres of lawns globally, so the less cutting and adding of artificial chemicals the...

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Ellen Hutchins Heritage Trail is a celebration of botany

Posted on: 7th June, 2018 in Home & Garden

The newly launched Ellen Hutchins Heritage Trail, with free leaflet, audio guide, and website, invites you to explore the plants, seaweeds and landscape of Bantry Bay through the story of Ireland’s first female botanist, by visiting nine sites significant to...

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Pots of variety on this year’s West Cork Garden Trail

Posted on: 7th June, 2018 in Highlights

The West Cork Garden Trail came about after a chance conversation more than 25 years ago between Bill Chase of Deelish Garden Centre and Phemie and Malcom Rose, who back then owned Kilravock Gardens in Durrus. After a gentle start...

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The seeds of success

Posted on: 3rd April, 2018 in Home & Garden

In this issue Ruth gives us a simple introduction to sowing flower seeds I’m hoping by the time you read this that snow scenes and red and yellow weather warnings are a distant memory. It seems this year that we...

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Feeding your soil

Posted on: 3rd April, 2018 in Home & Garden

‘Feed your soil; not your plants’, a wise saying often used in organic gardening. The reason for this is that once you have created a healthy, living soil, your plants are going to thrive. It’s the micro-organisms in the soil,...

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