This captivating new series will follow gardener Dermot O'Neill as he strives to restore his secret Victorian Walled Garden and achieve self-sufficiency - this is his dream, his passion or some might say madness. Dermot's own personal progress - all the setbacks, tensions, diversions, tiny triumphs and high drama that go with it. Dermot will introduce us to his holistic gardener friend - Fiann Ó Nualláin - who will work on this documentary series with him. It's time to return to the seeds and shoots of true horticulture.
Between them, they are responsible for the day-to-day running of Clondeglass, including vegetable, fruit and herb production. Dermot and Fiann will establish practical, perennial veg beds and a Potager (French style ornamental kitchen garden) from scratch and we'll follow his progress as the documentary series progresses.
They will also be tackling the tricky task of establishing a wild flower meadow on Dermot's 1/2 acre site outside the walls of Clondeglass. Wildflowers are crucial in clothing our landscapes and maintaining biodiversity by encouraging bees and other wildlife - they are a link to our past. Dermot will reintroduce bees to Clondeglass and we will witness first hand how they thrive in this beautiful environment and relish their key role in pollinating his flowers and vegetables. Just like in Victorian times.
Episodes : 6
Runtime : 30 mins
Definition : HD
Production Company : A Tile Films Production for RTÉ
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