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An Irish Nature Year - Jane Powers

An Irish Nature Year - Jane Powers

As you may know from last week's communication I have been having a very enjoyable time reading Jane Powers' new book 'An Irish Nature Year'. The book is a compi … Read more

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19.11.2020

Gaby Wieland on Wheatgrass

Gaby Wieland on Wheatgrass

Researching the benefits of drinking wheatgrass juice has to be one of the most challenging tasks as opinions vary wildly from one side to the other. The problem … Read more

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21.10.2014

Charles Dowding's Garden

Charles Dowding's Garden

If you read any of the guff I write you will probably have heard me mention Charles Dowding before. He's a bit of a hero of mine basically because his book 'Orga … Read more

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30.07.2013

Wild Irish Medicinal Herbs - Coltsfoot

Wild Irish Medicinal Herbs - Coltsfoot

Iona Herbal - Marina Kessopersadh Marina contacted us about one of her courses she's running on Saturday April the 6th and the 20th in North Sligo. I thought it … Read more

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06.03.2013

Irish potato varieties

Irish potato varieties

I had the pleasure of a few very sweet pints of the black stuff with vegetable gardening genius Dermot Carey the other night. Growing food runs deep in Dermot's … Read more

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14.01.2013

An interview with Fionnuala Fallon.

An interview with Fionnuala Fallon.

I was pleased to bump into writer and journalist Fionnuala Fallon recently as I wanted to compliment her on her new book 'From the Ground Up'. I'm a sucker for g … Read more

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15.10.2012

Organic Gardening with Klaus Laitenberger

Organic Gardening with Klaus Laitenberger

Klaus Laitenberger is the man behind'Green Seed Company' which is a select range of vegetable seeds picked for vigour, disease resistance and flavour. Klaus has … Read more

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18.07.2012

Holly Somerville. Botanical Artist

Holly Somerville. Botanical Artist

I must confess to be a bit of a frustrated artist myself, in fact my past career involved slopping paint around the canvas but sadly I can't seem to find the t … Read more

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16.04.2012

A drop of Powers.

A drop of Powers.

I had always read Jane Powers' Irish Times articles with interest so I was quite excited when I answered the phone one day and found herself on the other end. Sh … Read more

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07.12.2011