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The L’Occitane Garden #1: Designing your own Blossom Garden

Have you seen my new collaboration with the amazing L’Occitane brand? In our new series we have teamed up to bring you inspiration on creating three different garden styles. The first one which you can read here is all about the power of blossoms as design inspiration! As a designer I love gardens which have put thought into early flowering. Not only is it a spectacular addition to the garden from an

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The waė aesthetic

Welcome. At waė we believe that an everyday connection to the wild is the basis of a more joyful way of living.  By surrounding ourselves with wildly beautiful gardens, immersing ourselves in stunning wild landscapes or allowing the power of plants and nature to inform all parts of our everyday living, waė aims to re-connect you with nature and empower you to live a wild and beautiful life. Allow waė

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GARDEN 101-Garden therapy

Everyone that spends time enjoying their garden knows that gardening is therapy. There is something about the fresh air, the touching of plants and appreciation of nature that slows us down and makes us feel good. Gardening undoubtedly has a positive impact on our psychological wellbeing. The garden is the perfect spot to relax and unwind and being surrounded by green is the perfect antidote to modern day stress of

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GARDEN 101-The power of Green

When you think about gardens what is the first colour that comes to mind? You will undoubtedly answer green and this is no surprise considering that green is the colour of most planting and considered the colour most associated with Springtime, nature and growth. Even the word green comes from the middle English and Anglo Saxon word ‘grene’ which, like the German word grün has the same germanic root as the words

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GARDEN DESIGN | The Great Outdoors

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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GARDEN VISIT -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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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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Golden GOALs

Collaboration. What better way than working with other people to get ideas and creativity flowing? In the past ten years of running my own business I have worked with many people across numerous genres- ceramics, furniture, accessories, interiors and of course gardens. I truly think that every time you collaborate with someone, something unique happens. Something more than the sum of the parts and the people involved. The collaboration for

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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 new pieces to her Shore Collection. Martina Hamilton has been designing distinct jewellery collections for more than 30 years in her studio in Sligo. Her award-winning designs are inspired by the ever-changing Atlantic coastal landscape and all her pieces are handmade in Ireland by studio craft

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