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DESIGN STORIES

CREATIVE STORIES FOR THE HOME GARDEN AND LIVING

Everyone has a Dream -the show garden

For anyone that had the pleasure of visiting Bloom in the park this year I think you'll agree with me that it was an absolutely…

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Bloom 2017 Competition | win a signed book and a Martina Hamilton pendant

Earlier in the year we collaborated on a wonderful photo shoot with the talented jewellery designer Martina Hamilton on Edenreagh Strand in north Sligo. The photographer…

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Dreaming of Gardens | Exploring creative space

"Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are”. Alfred Austin’s very apt quote is a wonderful starting point to consider when…

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Hanging baskets | the designer twist

Is it just me or has it been one seriously long Winter? On my morning walk today, the sun broke through the clouds and I…

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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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WRITING

Inspiring Stories in the Press

Growing your own plum trees

Is there anything better than picking fruit fresh from the tree? I think that every garden should have at least one fruit tree and one…

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Lavender Love

There are a few plants for the garden that are instantly recognisable and firm favourites year after year. Lavender is one such plant and I…

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Butterfly Beauty | The brazen urbanite that butterflies can’t resist

The summer garden always brings to mind one shrub that is instantly recognizable to most people; the Buddleja or Butterfly bush, as is is commonly…

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Carlow Garden Festival

The author Alfred Mercier had a quote which said “What we learn with pleasure we never forget”. There is so much truth in this idea.…

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Tea Therapy

  There is nothing more satisfying than that first cup of tea in the morning. The process of sleepily brewing, steeping the bags and slowly…

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Alpine Renaissance |achieving a modern look

Considering modern trends what do we think of? Garden rooms, sustainability, green walls, urban greening. The idea of an ‘alpine rockery’ is not one that…

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