Category Archives: Interviews

Charles Dowding’s Garden

If you read any of the guff I write you will probably have heard me mention Charles Dowding before. He’s a bit of a hero of mine basically because his book ‘Organic Gardening – The Natural No Dig Way’ made … Continue reading

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Wild Irish Medicinal Herbs – Coltsfoot

Iona Herbal – Marina Kessopersadh Marina contacted us about one of her courses she’s running on Saturday April the 6th and the 20th in North Sligo. I thought it looked pretty cool as I love the idea of foraging for … Continue reading

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Irish potato varieties

I had the pleasure of a few very sweet pints of the black stuff with vegetable gardening genius Dermot Carey the other night. Growing food runs deep in Dermot’s blood (as did the Guinness by the time we were finished) … Continue reading

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An interview with Fionnuala Fallon.

I was pleased to bump into writer and journalist Fionnuala Fallon recently as I wanted to compliment her on her new book ‘From the Ground Up’. I’m a sucker for good photography and also a bit of a nosy parker … Continue reading

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Organic Gardening with Klaus Laitenberger

Klaus Laitenberger is the man behind’Green Seed Company’ which is a select range of vegetable seeds picked for vigour, disease resistance and flavour. Klaus has also written our two favourite gardening books, ‘Vegetables for the Irish Garden’ and ‘Vegetables for … Continue reading

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Holly Somerville. Botanical Artist

I must confess to be a bit of a frustrated artist myself, in fact my past career involved slopping paint around the canvas but sadly I can’t seem to find the time anymore. I’m always a bit jealous when I … Continue reading

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A drop of Powers.

I had always read Jane Powers’ Irish Times articles with interest so I was quite excited when I answered the phone one day and found herself on the other end. She was doing an article on raised beds, it was … Continue reading

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