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LEONIE CORNELIUS & FRIENDS

WRITING

Inspiring Stories from the Irish Indo Weekend Magazine

Heavenly Hedging

Almost every garden I know has some form of hedging in it. Whether for privacy at a boundary of a site, planted as a shelter-bed…

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Paper thin Autumn Gold

Autumn in Ireland is often so beautiful. Days are crisper and this year we have had a great spell of dry sunshine. These conditions are…

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Puzzled Monkey

This wonderful structural tree is a real showstopper for a large garden and has some fascinating facts attached to it. The Araucaria araucana or Chilean Pine…

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African Sword

The beautiful plants I have chosen for this weeks column is one well own to most people. It is planted all over Ireland and boasts…

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Amethyst Architecture

There are not many plants as striking as the blue thistle like Eryngium planum. The evergreen amethyst coloured sea holly is a real show stopper…

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Meadow Medicine

It’s that time of the year when the days are getting shorter, and the early morning air holds promise of frost. Early Autumn is a…

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DESIGN STORIES

CREATIVE STORIES FOR THE HOME GARDEN AND LIVING

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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WB Yeats -Words for Music

A few years ago the talented poet and playwright John Kavanagh approached me to collaborate on some singing for an album called 'Words for Music'.…

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Weekend Magazine Style Shoot

As a little girl I dreamed about dressing up in fairytale dresses and being surrounded by the most beautiful flowers. Don't we all? I recently…

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RTE Supergarden 2015

It’s that time of the year again. The days are getting longer, gardens are starting to explode with colour, and RTE Supergarden is back on…

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