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4 x Easter decoration DIY ideas

Easter is the perfect time to get creative with plants, baking and other colourful ideas. From table decorations to gift baskets and Easter bonnets, it’s a lovely time of year to celebrate with family and friends. So, whether you would like to spend some time in the garden and use plants for decoration or if you’d prefer to be in the warm cooking up a sweet treat, these 4 DIY decoration ideas should give you plenty of inspiration to enjoy Easter.

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6 tips for a thriving non-toxic garden

Creating a non-toxic garden is much easier than it sounds and its best to be safe for everyone involved including children, pets and wildlife. These tips will help you create a safe, thriving environment.

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How to stop rabbits from eating your plants?

Rabbits might look cute and fluffy, but they’re not a welcome sight for gardeners. They’re a menace to seedlings and young leaves, and they’re not fussy about what they eat, munching happily on a wide variety of garden plants. Luckily, there are steps you can take to stop rabbits eating your plants.

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How to consider the Earth at all times?

Are you joining Earth hour at 8.30 pm on Saturday 30 March? Earth hour is all about encouraging everyone to turn off non-essential lights for one hour, one day of the year. Organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), it’s a symbolic hour showing commitment to the preservation of our wonderful planet. The more people who participate the better we can all think and act to help conservation of the world. But outside of Earth Hour, what can we do to consider the earth at all times?

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Create a special something for Mother’s Day

The one day of the year we celebrate Mothers everywhere, will soon be here and it’s a day to recognise, appreciate and thank the special lady in our life. You could go for an exclusive meal or a girls day at the spa but nothing is more appreciated than a handmade gift for Mum. There is something special about the time and effort spent on a gift made at home and you won’t be short of ideas if you read on…

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Home trend: Geometric Shapes

Geometric shapes are a great way to help create bright and modern interiors. If used well, they can give a perfect balance with interesting fabrics and accessories, adding a harmonious touch to home interiors. The modern edges of geometry provide a contemporary touch and it’s becoming more popular all across the world. But how to use geometric shapes in your home and how do to involve plants in the design style? Have a read through our ideas to get you started! 

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What can we learn from Piet Oudolf?

There is a lot about planting and garden design that we can learn from Piet Oudolf, his romantic and naturalistic approach to planting large landscapes is special and different to many other designers, which is why he is so influential in the industry. His style can be replicated in any size garden with some tweaks here and there for size but the natural drama and colour he creates for all year interest is second to none. Take a look at some of his work in places such as The Millennium Garden at Pensthorpe Natural Park to Battery Park in New York, also the High Line in New York to County Cork Garden in Ireland. So what can we learn from Piet Oudolf?

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Garden Plant of the moment: Peach tree

Is there anything more delicious than a ripe, juicy peach? Gardeners have been growing peaches in Ireland for centuries, you only need a warm sunny garden.

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these nature inspired decorations

Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated each year in honour of the Saint born in the late 4th century and later kidnapped aged 16 when he was sent as a slave to Ireland. He escaped and eventually established monasteries, schools and many churches. It is said that he used the Shamrock to describe the Trinity and because of that, Saint Patrick’s Day is a huge celebration everywhere around the world for Irish people and there are always plenty of Shamrocks involved. There are many ways to celebrate, and if you put on your own party, here are some fun decorating ideas! 

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Indoor style: Vintage Romance

Who doesn't love a bit of romance? By styling your home with a touch of vintage romance, you’ll feel relaxed every day, if you are working from home, chilling out after a day in the office or busy keeping on top of the chores, add a touch of sass as well and you’ll feel like there is no place like home. Have a read through these four tips for a vintage romantic indoor style.

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