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September 2013 – Organic Horticulture Course

I have spent the last year studying for a MSc in Organic Horticulture. It was a great experience but it took over my life and my blog has been seriously neglected. The course literally dropped from the sky on to … Continue reading

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July 2013 – Baltimore Secret Garden Festival

Jean from Glebe Gardens in Baltimore kindly asked me to take part in the Baltimore Secret Gardens Festival which was held on the first weekend of July. I was really delighted – in my little world it felt as if … Continue reading

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June 2012 – The pigs have arrived

The vet has been and we passed! The pigs have arrived. They’re so cute. We got them from a neighbour who breeds rare breed Saddleback pigs and he happened to mention that he had two pigs that had never grown … Continue reading

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May 2012 – Preparing for Pigs

With the veg beds moved, now we’ve been able to sort out the pig pen. Stock wire and stout posts were hammered in and two new gates reinforced with galvanised wire. We couldn’t get a pig arc locally so the … Continue reading

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April 2012 – Slug Attack

I long for the day when my garden reaches a state of equilibrium and all I will need to do is to maintain it. Every year I think, ‘Next year, I’ll be there’. It must be something to do with … Continue reading

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Honey Roasted Gubbeen Ham

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Gubbeen Ham is produced locally in West Cork and the quality and flavour means that nothing need be added to produce a delicious meal. Gubbeen marinate their ham in a brine made up of white wine, herbs, pepper and juniper … Continue reading

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May 2011 – The wild flower garden

Apparently April was one of the driest Aprils on record and despite the lack of rain it has, as the poem says, brought May flowers. So much so that I decided to do a survey of the wild flowers in … Continue reading

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Irish Pancakes

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These are the pancakes my mother made for me as a child. They are quite different to French crepes in that they are thicker and the addition of baking powder makes little bubbles that pop in the surface – similar … Continue reading

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