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Sean O’Rourke Show. Radio 1, RTE

It’s no big secret that I am a mahooosive fan of the great outdoors, tree hugging, planting them or pretty much being just damn near enough to them. A horticulturist with a passion for the great outdoors, as RTE chose to much better than I could, word it.

That in mind I was on chatting with the gentleman that is Sean O’Rourke last week. By his side was also Conor Pope and cillian Barry. Sean’s show airs midweek daily from 10am on RTE Radio 1.

The image below used in RTE’s show notes as a by the way, was first used in a post I wrote June 2011 when I was staying by the ever so very beautiful Lough Ennell. A fntastTake a listen above; and enjoy 😉

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Self Build and Improve Your Home, Summer 2014

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I sometimes forget to note some of the things I do that are not ‘garden making’. And but for this lovely wee note and a copy of the latest edition in the post, I guess I may just have missed my involvement in the latest Summer 2014 Edition of the Self Build and Improve Your Home Magazine and an article on Garden Design.

Available to buy in all good book stores priced £3.50/ €3.75, it also features writing from fellow Irish horticulture heads Ian Price and Fiann O’Nuallain.

Of note if you fancy something to go with your cuppa, the previous article I was involved in from the Spring 2014 edition is now available online to read.

Further information: www.SelfBuild.ie

Expert Garden Talks @ Clare Garden Festival 2014

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image above and below courtesy: Clare Garden Festival 2014

Pictured above (l-r) Expert Garden Speakers: Peter Donegan, Peter Dowdall, Carmen Cronin [Clare Garden Festival] , Susan Turner and Bernard Hanrahan [Chairman, Clare Agricultural Show Society]. And below on stage, mid flight getting a little help from Aisling.

Photographs taken April 27th 2014 at Clare Garden Festival, The Old Showgrounds, Ennis Co. Clare. There, I was one of 4 Garden Experts on the days billing to do expert garden talks.

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This Landscaping Blog

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It’s somewhere around about a few months ago that I was supposed to do one big whopper of a post highlighting all of the great things I did over the last 12 months. A review of my year that was 2013 so to speak. I didn’t. And I’m not going to do one of them. Not this year. No apparent reason. I just couldn’t be arsed. Not, not arsed. I just don’t feel like it. The damn things take three days or so to write anyway. Read more

Family Back Garden. Malahide, Co Dublin

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I have always thought of gardens in two ways.

The first: When you go to a place in Ireland like Inis Mór. Nothing wrong with it at all, but it’s not really a Dublin City Centre with too much to do type spot, if you get me. And though you come away knowing you it is the place where fairy tales are made, in reality we and you both know you saw very little outside of Joe Watty’s pub and your accommodation. In short, it is the people that make the island so fantastically beautiful. Read more