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Go Green

Many of us enjoy planting some fruit or vegetables in our gardens. Growing something together as a family and seeing the seeds turn to plants, through to the harvest and all the way to our table is an incredibly wholesome and rewarding experience, one which teaches us patience and respect for the things we eat on an everyday basis. Also, anyone who has ever cooked with their own vegetable will

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Get your wild on at W8 village

How a local regeneration project in the rural countryside has put Leitrim on the map Yesterday I had a lovely day. Just back from a trip away I was heading to check on a recently completed planting job, expecting to make some final snag lists on mulching, weeding and pruning and then head off again. Instead, I found this particular design happily settling into the borders- weeding complete, beds mulched

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A call to the Great outdoors | Bloom in the Park 2019

When was the last time you took a walk outside in our amazing wild landscape? I love exploring off the beaten track, discovering new paths leading to new views and stunning scenery. There is something about wandering aimlessly which makes you feel calm and rejuvenated, and sometimes I think that every new discovery brings a subtle shift in perspective. How therapeutic the rich green corners in the forest are, full

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LEAFY | The shape of things to come

Today I spotted the first leaf buds on the trees outside my office window. These tiny nibs of tightly-furled green always send a tickle of excitement through my veins. Are we really that close to Spring? To daffodils and April sunshine and my first salty surf of the year?   While we have one of the mildest Winters in a long time and a seemingly early onset of Spring, the optimistic

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‘A day in Your Garden’ New package

  Not everyone needs a full garden design which incorporates all elements. Sometimes you just need that little bit of advice to make your garden come to life.  My brand new  ‘A Day in Your Garden’   package which is now available now gives you exactly this. How does it work? This package is a fun and explorative session which is based around exactly what you need from the design side.

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New Year ✩ New kitchen garden

This morning I came across a picture of my garden last Summer. A lush green canvass full of happy dots of purple and pink and looking at out the window at the Winter garden now, it almost feels like I dreamed it. Is it really possible that a garden can be so vastly different? In a way this is what I love most about gardens, the changing seasons and the

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Roasted golden Baby beets with whole caramelised garlic cloves

This one’s all from the garden. The baby beets, the garlic and even the olive oil and lemon juice (though admittedly the olives and lemons were not grown by me!).  This is the most simple recipe out of all and makes for a super nibble to serve due to the bite size of the gorgeous beets and the sweetness of the roasted garlic. The key is all about the freshness

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Oven roasted organic Chicken with garden stuffing served with pomegranate seeds

What you need:  -one medium size organic chicken (about 1.5kg) -olive oil -Pomegranate and fresh mint and thyme to serve For the stuffing: 100g Tartine baguette bread – broken into pieces 1 tablesp. fresh thyme, chopped 1 tablesp. fresh mint, chopped 1 small shallot, cut into quarters 2 cloves of peeled and chopped garlic  Salt and freshly ground black pepper 50g Irish butter, softened To Make the Stuffing: Place the

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Shells brown bread garlic bruschetta with sugar snap pea, asparagus tips and wild vetch & goat cheese crumble

On of my favourite breads is made by the amazing Shells seaside cafe bakery in Strandhill, County Sligo and this bread is the base for this amazingly delicious take on bruschetta- a perfect Irish version using local ingredients and foraged touches.  What you need: -a good quality brown bread -this one is from Shells cafe -St Tola Organic Goats Cheese -Organic Prosciutto Cotto- available from Sheridans cheese mongers -sugar snap

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The Wild Christmas table

It’s almost Christmas! I’m so excited. With only two days to go I always start to feel like a kid again and find myself falling asleep with a smile on my face with the anticipation of what’s to come in the next weeks. Long lazy days by the fire, gorgeously wrapped gifts under the tree and of course food. Glorious home cooked meals which are prepared slowly and eaten just

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