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Jun

Country Cool

Posted on 2nd June 2015  |   Add a comment

Country Cool

Numerous specialist magazines have attempted to capture the unique architectural splendour of this one-off home which is nestled in the countryside of Aghadowey. The property has unsurprisingly also featured in the Good Architecture Guide to New Builds in the Countryside. Nestled off the Greenhill Road and adjacent to the Agivey River which runs along its eastern boundary, it is a unique house...

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Jun

Victorian Grace

Posted on 2nd June 2015  |   Add a comment

Victorian Grace

Designed by the architect Thomas Jackson for his son Anthony there was no stinting on the fine features when this beautiful Victorian family home was built in 1880. It has been modernised over the past 20 years to create flexible accommodation to suit today's family and offers endless accommodation with seven bedrooms and three bathrooms. An impressive property it also sits in...

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May

Every Garden should Dazzle with Peonies

Posted on 26th May 2015  |   Add a comment

Every Garden should Dazzle with Peonies

There are three things you need to know if you are to succeed with peonies, one of the most spectacular plants in the May garden. Sadly for the peony, many people know only two. Most important is the fact that they must not be planted too deep: 3cm of soil on top of the crown is plenty. Leaves may fight their...

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May

Pack Pretty Pots with Whatever You Fancy

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Pack Pretty Pots with Whatever You Fancy

The simple way to manage pots is to pack each one full of whatever you fancy - tulips, wallflowers, lilies, agapanthus, petunias - and then shunt the pots round in different combinations, depending on what is in flower. You might group pots of wallflowers with a pot of the fabulous scented tulip 'Ballerina' and another of a red tulip such...

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11

May

Patio Perfection

Posted on 11th May 2015  |   Add a comment

Patio Perfection

It's never too late to create a 'room outside' by perking up your patio, as Gabrielle Fagan reveals three top looks for garden lounging... In a triumph of hope over experience, we plucky Brits persist in defying our unpredictable weather, eating, socialising and relaxing al fresco as soon as there's a glimmer of sunlight. But while we can't guarantee good weather,...

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6

May

Success with grasses is spectacular yet elusive

Posted on 6th May 2015  |   Add a comment

Success with grasses is spectacular yet elusive

The messy ruff of dead growth around Deschampsia cespitosa 'Bronzeschleier' (it's a grass - a favourite among garden designers) has annoyed me all winter, but when I leaned forward recently to tug it away, the whole thing came away in my hand. "Result," I thought joyfully and lobbed the entire hideous clump on to the compost heap. Ants had for...

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6

May

Getting the best from roses

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Getting the best from roses

This week Propertynews.com in partnership with the Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015’s very own Gardening Guru, Geoff Stebbings from www.thebikinggardener.com brings you some top tips in how to get the best from Roses. Hopefully, with some luck, despite the recent cold weather, your roses are growing well. No other hardy shrub gives so much for so little. Sometimes people complain that...

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Apr

Spring in to Action

Posted on 30th April 2015  |   Add a comment

Spring in to Action

Embrace the chance to give rooms a mood-boosting revamp. TV's Amanda Lamb tells Gabrielle Fagan how to make light work of the dreaded chore... Be honest, are you really itching to flick the dusters, beat a trail with a broom, and generally blitz your home? Take heart if the answer's 'no', because only a virtuous third of us perform the traditional spring...

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Apr

Flowers for cutting

Posted on 17th April 2015  |   Add a comment

Flowers for cutting

This week Propertynews.com in partnership with the Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015’s very own Gardening Guru, Geoff Stebbings from www.thebikinggardener.com bring you some top tips in how to grow your own flowers for cutting. Most people love to cut flowers from the garden for the house but lots of people feel guilty about taking flowers from their borders. Personally I never...

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Apr

It's Child's Play

Posted on 14th April 2015  |   Add a comment

It's Child's Play

Gabrielle Fagan reveals how to create the perfect nursery, fit for any little prince or princess... Prince George will soon have to  abdicate his nursery to make way for a brother or sister. The new prince or princess will most likely take up residence in the young prince's Beatrix Potter-themed room at Kensington Palace, and will also enjoy a brand new...

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