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5 tricks to zing up the garden for spring

1. Lawn care/ Cut the grass – it not only adds to kerb appeal it’s good for you. A green lawn lowers systolic blood pressure and the smell of cut grass switches off stress hormones. The best treatment you can … Continue reading

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mindful of spring agus Seachtain na Gaeilge 2015

An te chuireas, ‘se baineas – He that sows will reap. This Irish language version of the old proverb is timely reminder of spring and gardening tasks ahead but today for me its all about cultivating positivity and attaining goals. … Continue reading

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Fiann’s 5 essential Guidelines for Foraging

If you plan on picking some wild plants for lunch today or supper tonight then there are some things you should consider to keep the experience safe, ethical and truly tasty. 1. The first essential guideline is ID – don’t … Continue reading

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free advice on useful plants

As the resident expert for grow it yourself international I will be answering questions all this month on how to use garden plants, wild plants and herbs for food, medicine, garden solutions and more. so if you have any questions or … Continue reading

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Christmas is packed with plants, fir trees, holly boughs, mistletoe and so on but for me the Fly agaric mushroom (Amanita muscaria) more than any other plant has contributed to the iconography of the modern Christmas – the one dominated … Continue reading

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what the garden teaches

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Ireland’s Green Credentials

Ireland is a country supremely well suited to sustainability. Our climate is temperate; our lush, green countryside is perfect for farming; ours seas are teeming with fish. Our dairy industry shares the lowest carbon footprint in the EU with Austria. … Continue reading

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