Home Ground

Thu, Nov 20, 2008

I think that the autumn colour this year has been particularly beautiful. Trees clothed in their autumn coats are so picturesque. Now that the beauty of autumn is fresh in your mind, plan ahead for next autumn.

This year I feel that cherry trees seem to be more colourful than in other years. We often fault them because their flowering period in spring is so short, but I feel that they more than repay us by providing such colour in the form of their russet coloured leaves at this time of year. Other trees that really stunned me with their beauty this year were sweet gums (Liquidambar) chestnuts, birch, and beech. Consider planting trees for autumn effect in your garden so that you can benefit by them from next year onwards.

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Bring your home to life with Western Postform

Thu, Nov 06, 2008

In the current economic climate and with the house market becoming increasingly competitive, there has never been a better time to update and invest in your home. Whether you have bought a new home and want to give it a little personal charm, are selling your home and feel it needs that extra something to make it shine, or if you just feel like it is time for an update, bring your home to life with Western Postform, the Galway based company that offers top quality kitchens and bedrooms at prices that won’t be beaten.

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Taps that run like Clock Work

Thu, Nov 06, 2008

If your bathing routine requires precision, the efficiency of the new wall mounted Clock Work collection from Ritmonio is sure to tick all your boxes.

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Thu, Nov 06, 2008

Since I spoke to you last week I hope that you have been busy gardening and enjoying all that the autumn/early winter has to offer in the garden. Remember that gardening should be hobby and not a chore.

The wind has rattled a lot of trees and shrubs this year so there is quite a lot of cleaning up to be done out there. A little bit like clearing up after the party has ended and the guests have gone home, if you like. Once fed and watered, they have left and you have to roll up your sleeves and sort out the debris. Think of the good times and enjoyment that the garden has given you all summer (a bit like the fun at the party) while you are out there in the cold, raking and sweeping.

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Thu, Oct 30, 2008

The gardening year is moving along nicely and hopefully you have been keeping busy, gardening that is!

I am glad to see that the edible garden is coming back into fashion. Much of the new found interest in vegetable and fruit gardening is no doubt due to our keen regard for health and environmental issues and of course the mounting cost of the weekly shopping. We are what we eat.

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An Fuarán Moycullen, for all your house and home needs

Thu, Oct 30, 2008

Looking for the perfect newly built home to tastefully decorate, or looking to tastefully decorate an existing home? Then why not visit An Fuarán in Moycullen village. An Fuarán has everything and more to offer customers who are interested in the house and home.

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B&Q Galway celebrates successful first year

Thu, Oct 23, 2008

October 25 2007 saw the eagerly anticipated opening of Galway’s newest and largest home improvement store when B&Q opened its doors at the Gateway Retail Park in Rahoon.

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gardening with Anne McKeon

Thu, Oct 23, 2008

Well here we are again with another week’s gardening over and a busy week in prospect. I hope that you have been taking advantage of the intermittent spells of good weather because I feel that so much useful gardening work can be done in the autumn winter period. If you get it right at this time of year you can save yourself a lot of hardship in the spring.

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Plexus special needs programme

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

Learning difficulties such as dyslexia, ADD, ADHD and autism are affecting thousands of children all over Ireland. These children are awaiting proper assessment with regard to their conditions, in the hope that treatment can be provided to enable them to overcome their difficulties.

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Sheds are easy with Finnish Sheds

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

If you are thinking about building a shed or garage but don’t want the cost, disturbance, or time frame of normal building methods, Finnish Sheds can offer an attractive yet affordable solution.

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gardening with Anne McKeon

Thu, Oct 16, 2008

I know that many of you dread this time of year, raking lawns and rockeries, clearing pipes, and sweeping driveways, all in an effort to remove the falling leaves that have lodged there. Falling leaves are, as you know, all part of life’s cycle though. Plants, as with people, slow down at this time of year and shed excess baggage. This is all in preparation for winter, when it is the time to rest. Sound familiar?

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Save water with a new suite

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

In a typical household, 35 to 45 per cent of all household potable waste is flushed down the toilet. Most systems use the same volume of water regardless of the type of waste to be removed from the toilet.

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gardening with Anne McKeon

Thu, Oct 09, 2008

Buy flower bulbs as early in the season as possible as it is then that the best quality is available. Bulbs that remain in shops unsold for a while tend to get handled frequently by undecided customers and by young little hands. Reject bulbs of poor quality as these tend to produce poor quality plants. A good quality bulb has a firm neck, a clean firm surface with the base also firm, and is free from rot.

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gardening with Anne McKeon

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

As the growing season slows down and prepares to rest for the winter months ahead, gardening takes a change of direction. Foliage is beginning to change coats, putting on its rust and red shades of autumn; annual bedding plants are dying off while perennials on the other hand are storing up food supplies for the dormant season ahead. All things considered autumn enters and leaves in a blaze of colour.

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Revamp your house with Home Improvements

Thu, Oct 02, 2008

Home Improvements is an established carpentry service which offers householders the opportunity to completely revamp their homes. If your interior is looking a little dated this service can offer you a competitive rate on fitting laminate, semi solid, and solid wood flooring.

Home Improvements can also transform your home through adding new door frames, doors, skirtings, and architrave.

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The Aga experience

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

Many people who have an Aga today lived in houses that had an Aga in the kitchen when they were children. There seem to be lots of pleasant memories from childhood that are associated with having an Aga in the kitchen, and for many such people it is top of their shopping list when setting up home. One friend of mine used to sit up on the shiny lid that is on top of the range (not recommended) when she was a child, and believe it or not she does the same thing some 30-plus years later. I was not brought up with an Aga in the house but both my grandparents and parents had solid fuel ranges and I still remember cooking breakfast in a big black cast iron pan on my grandmother’s red hot range. I also remember the constant need to get logs and logs and even more logs!

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Buy beds and get free duvets and pillows at Better Bedding

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

A Galway bedding company is making sure that its customers are as snug as a bug in a rug this winter by offering free duvets and pillows with all beds that are sold.

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New range as Gaeilge for Judy Greene

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

World renowned potter Judy Greene celebrates 26 years in business in Galway this year. To celebrate this incredible achievement, Judy Greene is currently producing a new range of pottery featuring the use of the Irish language in association with Gaillimh le Gaeilge.

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Free composting demonstration in Clarenbridge this weekend

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

Clarenbridge Lifestyle and Garden Centre will host a composting demonstration this Saturday. The event, organised in association with the Galway County Council and Clarenbridge Tidy Towns committee, follows a previous very successful composting event at the centre.

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gardening with Anne McKeon

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

The winter garden can be a very peaceful garden offering a break from the routine gardening chores of summer lawn mowing, hedge cutting, weeding, etc.

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