Author Archives: The Holistic Gardener

About The Holistic Gardener

author of wellness books, columnist, keynote speaker.

Banishing snakes

When Saint Patrick came to Ireland and banished the snakes, no one said what are you on about. No one pointed out that snakes were not native to or even known in Ireland. Because we got the concept – it … Continue reading

Posted in Growing mindful | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

make war and love (your garden)

The month of March is named after Mars – the roman god of war. Apparently because the narrow passes of the Alps began to thaw at this time of the year, becoming passable again and so the Roman legions could … Continue reading

Posted in a healthier garden | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

a spring clean can also mean a mind detox

It is good to declutter the shed or the house on a regular basis, many wait until the brighter days of spring to find their motivation. And sure enough a bright blue sky provides a hit of serotonin and a … Continue reading

Posted in Growing mindful | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

help with haemochromatosis / iron overload

Known as the Irish curse and nicknamed the ‘Celtic gene’, Haemochromatosis is the most common genetic disorder in Ireland, where it estimated that one in five people carry the gene. It is also high amongst people with Irish heritage globally. … Continue reading

Posted in Gardeners Health | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Leave the bad luck to the last, in the hope that it may never come.

There is an old Irish saying Leig an donaschundeiridh, a n-duil s’ nach d-tiocaidh se choidche – Leave the bad luck to the last, in the hope that it may never come. We often say it jokingly but boy does … Continue reading

Posted in Growing mindful | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The mountain is good mustard

There is a wonderful old Irish proverb that says Maith an mustárd an sliabh – The mountain is good mustard. On one level it is about how work (climbing the real mountain or the work load mountain) works up an … Continue reading

Posted in Growing mindful | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

homemade love truffles

Love truffles are a nice twist on homemade energy balls – they are really easy to make; it’s a simple blitz up of all ingredients. Here is a quick recipe featuring some mood boosting and aphrodisiacal ingredients for a nice … Continue reading

Posted in Food fixes | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment