Here are some resources; websites, books and other information I have found useful. This page is a work in progress.



I have my own Murtagh’s Meadow Printrest site with some garden ideas and suggestions.

A west of Ireland group who promote knowledge of traditional rural skills through provision of courses etc.

Why biodiversity is so important for our health and well-being


How to make a wildlife garden – Chris Banes: While it was published in 2000 there is still lots of useful and relevant information.

Successful Organic Gardening Geoff Hamilton: No longer in print but available second-hand. I particularly like the vegetable section of this book.

Complete Fruit BookBob Flowerdew: No longer in print but available second-hand.

The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herb and Fruit: The Definitive Sourcebook to Growing, Harvesting and Cooking VegetablesMatthew Biggs, Jekka McVicar & Bob Flowerdew: Available from Amazon. Includes most of the Complete Fruit book above so don’t buy both!

How to grow food in your polytunnel all year roundMark Gatter & Andy McKee: Good reference.

How to grow winter vegetablesCharles Dowding : Good advice on how to extend your growing season

The Fruit Tree handbookBen Pike: Good advise on planting and caring for fruit trees


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