leonie-cornelius-irish-independent-colin-gillen
Amethyst Architecture

There are not many plants as striking as the blue thistle like Eryngium planum. The…

leonie-cornelius-colin-gillen-irish-independent-
Meadow Medicine

It’s that time of the year when the days are getting shorter, and the early…

birr-castle-leonie-cornelius-colin-gillen
Shady Gem

In late July every year, well planted borders everywhere are brimming over with colour and…

salvia-leonie-cornelius-weekend-magazine-irish-independent
Soothing Sage

  You really know it’s sumer when you see the elegant tall spires of Salvia…

leonie-cornelius-garden-design-1
Garden to Table

  At this time of the year many gardens are looking really great. Colour is…

leonie-cornelius-powerscourt-vuburnum2
Viburnum

  The summer holidays are finally here and many of us are heading away on…

cornflower-leonie-cornelius
Blue Jewels

The hue of this week’s chosen plant is so recognizable that an actual colour has…

magnolia-leonie-cornelius-garden-design
Magical Magnolia

The first time I came across a Magnolia tree was as a child in my…

Garden-designer-leonie-cornelius-irish-independent-weekend-magazine
Versatile Viola

This time of the year is an incredibly exciting one for gardens. The recent stretch…

Kokedama

The art of Kokedama is a form of Bonsai and originated in Japan in the…