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House of Ireland | Christmas Wishlist interview

Q A gift you received as a child that stands out in your memory? My grandfather used to send me parcels from Germany every Christmas…

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News | A wild Atlantic collaboration

I am so excited to announce that award-winning jeweller and goldsmith, Martina Hamilton, has asked me to be her brand ambassador as she launches five…

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Dream Garden Course @The Model Sligo

Design your Dream Garden - Saturday 25 November 2017 Autumn is the ideal time to start designing your garden! This intensive one day workshop helps…

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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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WRITING

Inspiring Stories in the Press

Dark Habits | Black in the Garden

  Is there any colour more elegant than black? When it comes to fashion black has long been a favourite of many designers, bringing an…

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Autumn Fireworks | happy Halloween!

I love Autumn! The crisp cool days, the fun of Halloween and the general calming down of the landscape around us. It’s a time when…

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Bold and the Beautiful

  I know Autumn is fast approaching when the leaves start to drift off the trees and perennials are starting to turn delicious shades of…

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The early Autumn garden | how to create a fall haven

I love autumn in my garden. Though many plants are preparing for dormancy, and most of the stronger summer colour is gone, there is something…

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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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