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DESIGN STORIES

CREATIVE STORIES FOR THE HOME GARDEN AND LIVING

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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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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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

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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The Curcubita pepo | Blacksmiths, Turnips & Devilish tricks

Every year Halloween, or all Hallow’s eve, lands on the 31st of October and is a time of fun for children and adults alike. Trick…

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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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Colour in the Garden | Be subtle…or break all the rules!

  Colour can have a profound effect on our psychological experience of a garden. It can make a space feel larger, smaller, longer and narrower.…

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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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