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Inspiring Stories in the Press

Aquilegia-a flower for a Super Garden

There is no plant that blooms more prolifically in early Summer than the Aquilegia or Columbine flower. The pretty and delicate plant is a firm…

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The Jewel of Persian Gardens

When it comes to gardens children tend to experience a space in a very different sense to how adults do. Where we adults immediately assess…

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Birr Castle Hanami- Celebrating the Cherry 花見

I have never had the pleasure of visiting Japan but for many reasons it is on the top three of my dream destinations worldwide.  From…

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Wild Atlantic Blooms

One of my favourite quotes about the sea was written by the Danish author Karen Blixen: ‘The cure for anything is salt water - sweat,…

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Easter 2016’s Prime Rose

Primroses are flowers that many people associate with the very subtle delicate pale yellow of our native Primula vulgaris. Growing at the borders of woodland…

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The Rainbow Goddess

The fabulous early blooming dwarf Iris one of those plants that look great in most garden schemes.  Blooming early, some even as early as January,…

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DESIGN STORIES

CREATIVE STORIES FOR THE HOME GARDEN AND LIVING

Collaboration | A better approach to Design

Recently I had a great conversation about collaboration with some lovely colleagues of mine. While filming the RTE Super Garden TV Show, Raisin Lafferty and…

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RTE Super Garden 2016 | The Search for the magical garden

It's that time of the year again and I am delighted to be back filming the wonderful show that is RTE Super Garden. The popular…

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Aquilegia-a flower for a Super Garden

There is no plant that blooms more prolifically in early Summer than the Aquilegia or Columbine flower. The pretty and delicate plant is a firm…

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Garden Magic

Have you ever walked into a garden and felt yourself sigh in delight? Some gardens have that magical quality to them and yet are simply…

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Chaumont sur Loire’s Concept Gardens

The journey to reach the small village of Chaumont sur Loire in itself is quite magical. Taking the slow road along the Loire valley, where…

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Are we born designers?

From as far back as I can remember have been designing. At the age of eight, my friend and I would glue together lots of…

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