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LEONIE CORNELIUS & FRIENDS

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

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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Tulip theatre | Creating drama with tulip jewels

What plant is more perfect for creating drama than the tulip? This wonderfully elegant plant rises up out of beds and containers in a most…

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Ferns | Magical shade loving ancients

  There is something truly magical about the thought that the plant for this week’s column was around when the dinosaurs were. In fact, the…

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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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