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Connecting to nature is a trend worth following

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

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

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

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

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

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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The Living Land Series at An Sanctoir

Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Home & Garden

The Living Land Series at An Sanctoir in Ballydehob kicked off in February and will run throughout 2017, with all events hosted on its 30-acre nature reserve. The varied programme includes workshops, plays, talks, concerts and guided nature walks. Its...

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Flower farmers meet up

Posted on: 7th March, 2017 in Home & Garden

The differences in what’s happening between writing this article and you reading it are huge for us this month. I’m writing a week ahead ‘as such’ and the events I’m talking about will have already happened by the time this...

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