February 19, 2020

At the start of the month I enjoyed a delightful garden visit with an old friend from college to the lesser known gem that is Primrose Hill in Lucan, Co. Dublin. Renowned for its snowdrops in spring it's a garden I've been meaning to visit for years. Myself and my frie...

January 14, 2020

Around this time of year, I bring my gardening class to the War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge in Dublin to learn how to prune the roses. It’s one of those invaluable skills in the arsenal of the gardener and once you learn how, it will stick with you until you’re pu...

September 2, 2019

The hedgerows are jam-packed with blackberries right now so I made my annual trip to the banks of the Liffey and indulged myself with some much-needed nature bathing and foraging over the weekend. The little one was in tow, he mostly watched but I promised him he’d be...

July 31, 2019

I recently had the pleasure of taking part in a series of talks at the RHSI Garden Show at Russborough House and was delighted to be counted amongst some well-known icons from the garden and plant world including Oliver Schurmann from Mount Venus Nursery, Eanna Ni Lamh...

June 30, 2019

This month I have been out and about and was delighted to be invited to the launch of Erica Devine’s Botanical Plaster Art Exhibition at the wonderful Knockrose House and Garden in South County Dublin. Erica is a member of the Glendarragh Artists’ Studios in county Wic...

June 2, 2019

This year, strong emphasis was placed on sustainability and the environment alongside inclusion and mental health. Soft planting schemes were filled with ornamental grasses, wildflowers and seasonal perennials gave pops of colour but were quite modest in their use prov...

April 30, 2019

Growing vegetables is one of the most satisfying things you can do and the flavour you will relish from freshly harvested produce far supersedes anything you can buy in the shop. Of course, you do need some space to indulge this hobby but honestly, a kitchen windowsill...

April 1, 2019

This month I thought I would chat about all things ericaceous meaning those plants that love acidic conditions spurred on by a visit to the National Botanic Gardens at Kilmacurragh, in Wicklow. This is a fantastic garden not far from Wicklow town with the most spectacu...

March 1, 2019

This month is a great time to get your seeds on the go. Get them growing under cover to give them a head start and you can enjoy a garden, balcony or container full of your favourites for months to come. Have you ever stopped to think how it all happens? Seeds are incr...

February 1, 2019

The start of the growing season or false start as the case may be has been a strange one indeed with many flowers emerging well in advance of their normal flowering period. This of course is thanks to a particularly mild January and winter in general until of course th...

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