Archive for the Gardening Category

Do we want a greener Dublin? The public have spoken!

Do we want a greener Dublin? The public have spoken!

Geneva Pattison On the 9th of February, the results of the Your Dublin, Your Voice survey on Biodiversity were released. The survey was the first local government-led opinion panel that has ever taken place in Ireland. As mentioned on the […]

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DIY Pine Cone Bonsai Tree

Geneva Pattison In chillier months, the desire to leave the warm coziness of the inside becomes less inviting. For gardeners, it can be quite a slow period, where you find yourself cleaning up more leaves rather than growing new exciting […]

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Future proof gardening:Seed Savers

Geneva Pattison Seeing wildflowers start to fade and feeling the air begin to cool, can be a sad yearly transition for some. The end of summer is a sign of darker days ahead, colder nights and less greenery, but we […]

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Reusing food waste for a greener indoor space

Geneva Pattison This period of our lives is undeniably hard. With travel limitations, bans on public gatherings and people unable to visit friends and loved ones, it’s difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel right now. […]

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A rare Bloom for 2020: Bloom at Home

Geneva Pattison With the ongoing restrictions on public gatherings and events, the annual Bloom in the Park event was a little bit different on this occasion. Bord Bia announced in a recent press release that they were “bringing a flavour […]

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Balcony planting

Geneva Pattison Limited outdoor space makes creating a garden difficult. Add in the fact that if you’re three or even six storeys up from the ground level, unsheltered from harsh winds and without an inch of soil, things can get […]

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A Valentine’s Day guide to roses

By Geneva Pattison The history of giving flowers as gifts in Western culture dates back to the 17th century, when King Charles II of Sweden first discovered the language of flowers during a trip to Persia. Different flowers convey different […]

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Gardening for physical and mental health

By Geneva Pattison As the days grow cold and dark, it’s more important than ever to allot specific time to taking care of your mental health. Just as the medical practitioners of the past prescribed “sea air” to assist recovery […]

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Autumnal preparations in the garden

BY Susan O’Brien In local parks and along our neighbourhood streets, the green leaf tones of summer are slowly giving way to lime tree yellows and orange tones of the chestnut. All around, there is a sense of a rising […]

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Reaping what you sow: Harvest edition

BY Geneva Pattison Autumn is a peaceful affair. We’re winding down from a jam-packed Summer and have a break before the Winter festivities and exciting Christmas rush. Autumn could be considered the gardener’s Christmas with the amount of gifts it […]

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