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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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Seeds of Joy- 5 small things we can all do to feel better right now

How is everyone doing right now? I wonder is anyone else going through some strange ups and downs? One minute I am feeling calm, hopeful for the future and enjoying the spells of sunshine here in my little corner in the West of Ireland….and the next- bam- I’m thrown into a spell of feeling a deep sense of blue. I think maybe it’s that uncertainty of where this is all

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GARDEN 101-Scent-sational ♡ Tips for creating your own scented garden paradise

Ah the power of scent. What sense conjures up more emotion, more memories and more personal associations than scent? I have had a long fascination with this sense and even as a child I loved exploring my grandmothers perfume collection, closing my eyes and imagining what wonderful ingredients went into the mix to create this magical potion. Even then I could detect the dense woody notes which smelled like a

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INSPIRE-Wild Wreaths-Modern studies in tradition, sustainability and exquisite design

I can’t believe it’s already that glorious time of the year again. Fires are blazing, Christmas trees are up and the countdown to Christmas has begun. For me this time of the year is always a wonderful time of slowing down and allowing some time for crafts and creativity. One of my favourite things every year is to roam the mostly bare wild Atlantic fields around my house in search

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GIFT GUIDE -The Gift of Garden giving

Looking for that special last minute Christmas gift for the green fingered one in your life? Here is my ultimate garden inspired gift guide which features everything from garden tools, essential garden books, style and clothing, beauty from the garden, tree and home decorations, floral inspired accessories and gifts for little gardeners too. There’s something for everyone!  ⭐︎   Garden Traditions 1- The essential tool- Burgon & Ball RHS-endorsed topiary shear. 

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Hello Yellow ♡ Tips for using yellow in the Garden

Mellow Yellow- the colour of optimism    Yellow. The colour between green and orange in the visible spectrum. The colour of glowing sunshine, the ball of fire we call our sun and egg yolks, sunflowers and ripe lemons. With all these associations, surely this colour must come out top as one of the world’s favourite colours right? Wrong! According to a study conducted by Dulux, the world’s favourite colour when

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How to grow your very own garden medicine cabinet

The other day I spent an hour browsing the seed stands in my local garden centre. With the herbs and flowers in my garden slowly fading into Autumn, I was intent on finding some inspiration for next years growing season. This year my asters were simply stunning, even now adorning the garden in a frothy purple haze, perfection when teamed with the russet tones of the Japanese maples. My Nasturtiums,

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The Spooky Halloween Garden |Plants and flowers with some serious scare factor

What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think of the Halloween garden? I would hazard a guess that it is probably ‘pumpkin’?. It is no wonder, with the endless jack-o-lanterns glowing spookily on doorsteps and window sills everywhere at this time of the year. Every supermarket, local shop and garden centre has some available to buy and allowing Halloween to inspire you to carve gory faces out

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Water lilies -grow your own candy coloured gems for the water garden

I have always been fascinated with water lilies. Many years ago as a child I visited a botanic garden in France and marvelled at the stunning colours of the tropical varieties in the glasshouses. Vivid pinks, striking purples and snow whites, seeming to float just above the water, these rare and exotic plants fascinated me no end. Even today I find water lilies one of the most mysterious and exotic

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Queens of texture | Your guide to choosing the perfect ornamental grass for your garden

Nothing says Autumn like the spires of ornamental grass in the garden. At this time of the year, when our September gardens are having a final flush of delicious perennial colour, grasses slowly start coming into their own. Plumes of fluffy flower heads are emerging and gracing perennial borders with frothy texture and elegant movement, seeming to float above the reds, yellows and burnt oranges of late blooming flowers. I

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