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BOTANICAL LIFESTYLE by LEONIE CORNELIUS

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Inspiring Stories in the Press

GREAT HEIGHTS- Native hedgerows series Part 2

Celebrating the great Irish hedgerow Is there a more ubiquitous element of the Irish landscape than the hedgerow? That softly mounding linear dissection of our fields,…

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DEEP ROOTS- Native hedgerows series Part 1

Take some time to admire our valuable native trees and shrubs and see how they shape our landscape Who doesn’t love our landscape in Summer?…

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Creative Containers-Plant your own Summer

It's time. Looking out my window today at the streaming May rain day I decided to give up on waiting for Summer vibes to come…

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Happy self-seeders

There is something immensely satisfying about planting a flower that self seeds easily. Allowing plants to self seed feels like the antitheses of high maintenance…

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Garden Fireworks

One of my earliest memories as a child is being awestruck by the beauty of fireworks. To this day the magical display of explosive fire,…

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Wonder wreath | How lichen found its way into my Christmas wreath.

    Every year, at the start of December the excitement of Christmas comes over me. December is that time of the year when I…

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DESIGN STORIES

CREATIVE STORIES FOR THE HOME GARDEN AND LIVING

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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