As we look forward to opening up later this summer, you can help us get the wheels turning again by purchasing a voucher through the business saving service at Lean On Me Limerick – We got our first notification of a voucher bought today, 18th May, and to say it gave it us a massive boost would be an understatement.  It’s been a difficult time while being out of operation, and also for many of

Fresh news about our re-opening schedule…

Posted by admin on  May 18, 2020

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We are open for online orders soon and will be open at The Potato Market in the near future  –  hopefully during the last week of June 2020, in accordance with phased reopening of the country planned by the Government. As we cleared our spring and early summer stock for our close down, we are currently growing on and gathering together a plant selection for late summer and autumn. Today, the first day of Lockdown

VERY BERRY NOVEMBER

Posted by admin on  January 3, 2018

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        The latest of all of autumn’s ornamental garden glories are the berries – now exposed in their stark beauty by the bare stems naked of leaves, eager birds will find their fuel amongst the hedgerow plants. We are all familiar with the red berries of the holly plant but there are many other hues to play with when planting for a winter interest garden. Most berried plants tend to be deciduous, losing

WREATH OF THE SEASON – HALLOWEEN

Posted by admin on  January 3, 2018

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With the month that’s in it, it’s time to make the annual Halloween wreath – Using rosemary, golden oregano, lavender, bay leaves and some home grown garlic.     Simply wire small bunches of hardy herbs, foliage and some garlic together, and then wire on to a 12’’ copper wreath base. Will come in handy for those moments when you need a sprig of rosemary for the roast, and I am hopeful it’s vampire defeating

INSIDE INSPIRATION – HIP HOUSEPLANTS WE LOVE

Posted by admin on  January 3, 2018

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    I sometimes imagine the rhythm of the garden like a big party – and with October here, and summer’s bounty now faded and fruited, it feels somewhat like the bulk of guests have left, the music has died down, and we have ended up in the kitchen, doing a quick clear up and enjoying the last of the evening’s energy… Put another way, it’s time to find some garden glories for the house
                      SIMPLE, BUT BEAUTIFUL – A GYPSOPHILA WREATH & FLOWER CROWN   Follow these simple steps to create an elegant bohemian style Baby’s Breath wreath, you can also use this technique to make a simple bridal floral crown – you’ll only need 5 – 7 stems to make a crown, available from a florist at roughly €3 per stem. Using Oasis Bindwire, which is covered with a fine brown

SUMMER INTO AUTUMN…

Posted by admin on  September 5, 2017

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“When summer gathers up her robes of glory, and like a dream of beauty glides away.” Sarah Helen Power Whitman   August rounds the corner into Autumn. Early summer flowers begin to turn to seed, and fruits are set and ripening on the bough. You can feel it in the mornings, the cooler dewy air bringing a sharp autumnal vibrant tone to flowers and plants – greens begin to yellow, and fields of grasses turn

GO WITH THE SLOW

Posted by admin on  September 5, 2017

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  The ‘Slow Movement’ began during the late eighties, when Carlo Petrini protested against the opening of a McDonalds restaurant in the Piazza di Spagna, Rome. It spawned a cultural movement and a revolution opposed to the view that faster is always better, and Carl Honore’s 2004 book, In Praise of Slowness, first explored how the Slow philosophy might be applied in every field of human endeavour and coined the phrase “slow movement” and it describes

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