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CREATIVE STORIES FOR THE HOME GARDEN AND LIVING

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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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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WRITING

Inspiring Stories in the Press

Beautiful Balconies | plants for small spaces

The definition of a garden is ‘a piece of ground adjoining a house, used for growing flowers, fruit, or vegetables’.  Where in many cases this…

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Chrysanthemum | The September Garden gem

Every year, when late Summer turns into early Autumn the passing of the seasons suddenly becomes so apparent. The cooler misty mornings and browning tips…

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A kitchen herb story |What would food be without herbs?

Can you imagine cooking without herbs? I for one find it almost impossible to imagine. What wouldRosemary lamb taste like without the Rosemary? Or one…

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Gorgeous Geraniums

My love of Geraniums has been a long standing one. I remember as a child that in late Summer and early Autumn the pretty mounds…

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Lavender pink summer | Scent and Flavour

I don’t think I have ever met anyone that doesn’t love Lavender. There are so many great things about these evergreen shrubs native to the…

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Daylilies | the sensual flower that keeps on giving.

The Daylily is undoubtedly one of the stars of the summer garden. Planted within any scheme these pretty trumpet shaped perennials are incredibly eye catching.…

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