Building a treehouse requires imagination, enthusiasm and some amount of DIY know-how. While more complex structures need the input of an experienced designer, it’s always good to know the rules before you embark on such a project.
Pitched or flat, tile or slate, roofs have a very important role to play in our wet and windy climate!
Your roof is one of the most important elements of your home in terms of both cost and appearance. Though it is often seen as just a functional covering to keep out the elements, with a little imagination it can be a real design statement too.
There’s something so appealing about garden rooms, isn’t there? Whether it’s the idea of having a little ‘den’ outside where you can put your feet up with a refreshing drink and good book during the summer, or an ultra-modern office where you can work from home without the stresses and strains of commuting, a stunning […]
One of the buzz words in self-building is sustainability and it’s big in horticulture too. So big that, as in building, it’s recognised as a movement more than a trend. It is seen as the way forward, a notch up from organic practices, a cousin of permaculture, an ally to the GIY lifestyle and so […]
Like superheroes there are food plants with unique powers which can make us feel and function on a souped up level. Here are Fiann Ó Nualláin’s favourites with tips on how to grow them. Super foods are health boosters rich in healing and performance enhancing enzymes. They have superior levels of antioxidants and nutrients that […]
Is there anything more satisfying than chilling in the garden with a glass of wine or a cold beverage on a sunny afternoon? It has got to be one of life’s simple pleasures! Using standard tools and readily available materials, you can build your very own garden bench in no time. This method can be […]
Instead of rushing for the First Aid box when you need a remedy for garden cuts and bruises, try the natural approach with Fiann Ó Nualláin’s Garden Aid. Gardeners have accidents, some they will be all too familiar with – nicked fingers, hammer bruised thumbs, a rusty nail through the foot, a thorn scratch, a […]