More Than Just a Pretty Flower

Growing snowdrops has become a particular interest of mine over the past twenty years and while I would not wish to be labelled a “galanthophile” I do enjoy them very much. The term “Galanthophile” when originally introduced by E.A. Bowles meant, very simply, “a lover of snowdrops” while nowadays the term has come to signify … Continue reading More Than Just a Pretty Flower

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The Splendour of the Tree by Noel Kingsbury. Photography by Andrea Jones.

This book could well be compared to a box of the most luxurious and delicious liqueur chocolates. It presents 100 tree species with each account so rich in information, so interesting in content and so delightful in illustration that it is better to approach reading the book as one would the box of chocolates – … Continue reading The Splendour of the Tree by Noel Kingsbury. Photography by Andrea Jones.

Make Room for Sculpture in Your Garden – Matthew O’Connell of Doolin Garden and Nursery

Doolin Garden and Nursery sit on a half acre site surrounding a house built in 1995. The house was designed by Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects and won an Architectural Association of Ireland award in 1995. Their brief had been to design a simple contemporary two storey house based on vernacular architecture … Continue reading Make Room for Sculpture in Your Garden – Matthew O’Connell of Doolin Garden and Nursery