Archive for the Gardening Category

A 21st Century Treescape

By Susan O’Brien While walking along the neighbourhood streets in recent sunny days, I found myself actively seeking out the tree-lined side of the road. In an endeavour to keep cool my route was notably influenced by the welcome cooling […]

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Slugs and snails begone! DIY repellents

By Geneva Pattison As the sad but inevitable end of the Summer approaches, so will the dreary weather. Snails and slugs can wreak havoc on even the most acutely tended-to gardens during rainy periods and it can feel impossible to […]

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No Garden? No Problem Let’s talk about hydroponics

By Geneva Pattison Urban landscapes often present the issue of having little space for growing at home. With less city houses with gardens being built and apartment complex living on the rise, we have to think outside the box. In […]

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Bloom 2019: A Blooming Good Time

By Geneva Pattison Bloom 2019 festival took place in the tranquil Phoenix park. Newsfour met with two floral arrangement exhibitors, Dublin 4 native Lorraine O’Brien and Brenda Joyce of the Doddervale flower club. Lorraine’s strikingly beautiful creation was awarded silver […]

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The Urban Plot

Susan O’Brien Brady Bio: Susan O’ Brien Dip. (Hort) Kew. Originally from a farming background I have lived permanently in the city for the past fifteen years, including three in London to complete the Diploma at RBGKew. “I can fully […]

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An Overend Oasis: The Airfield Estate

By Geneva Pattison Fifteen minutes from town on the Luas Green line to Balally, will bring you to Airfield Estate. It’s a wonderful feast for the senses for people of every age, with a total of 38 acres to explore. […]

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ISNA Plant Fair: A rare sight to see

By Geneva Pattison The Irish Specialist Nursery Association organises many plant fairs across Dublin and Ireland. Farmleigh was the setting for their Easter bank holiday rare plant fair. Vendors came from Dublin, Wicklow and even as far as Cork to […]

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Plants to welcome Spring

By Geneva Pattison Stepping into the garden can sometimes be a daunting task in the new year, but it’s one of the most rewarding things you can do for your health and wellbeing. Although the garden after winter can be […]

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