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Dream Gardens | Book news

It's finally time to announce my big news. Over the past few months I've been working on my first garden design book called 'Dream Gardens'…

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Luxury Dark Christmas

December is one of my favourite times of the year.  Every year, Winter seems to surprise me with its arrival. Suddenly, the temperatures drop and…

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Mystery of Magical Gardens

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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Weekend Projects | Edible Flower Fun

 With so much in blossom this month I thought it would be lovely to have a look at some flowers from an edible point of…

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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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WRITING

Inspiring Stories in the Press

Pink Valentine | frothy flower inspiration from the garden

  Happy Valentine's day!  Every year around this time I love to get inspired to create a romantic combination of flowers. This early in the year…

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A touch of the Tropics | The beautiful Orchid

There is no plant I know as beautiful and sensual as an tropical orchid. Perfectly elegant and reminiscent of warmer climes, these flowers are such…

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The power of Green | Colour of the year 2017

When you think about gardens what is the first colour that comes to mind? You will undoubtedly answer green and this is no surprise considering…

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Luxury Dark Christmas

December is one of my favourite times of the year.  Every year, Winter seems to surprise me with its arrival. Suddenly, the temperatures drop and…

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Totally Tropical | How to create that Jungle feel in the Irish garden

  When it comes to garden design there are so many different styles of planting. From romantic cottage gardens, minimalist approaches or self-sustainable havens, we…

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Winter colour | How the Viola can brighten the darkest days

November is not a month that most of us would associate with garden colour. This time of the year we think more of strong textures…

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