Sleepless nights lead to luscious days

Sleepless nights lead to luscious days
Beside the gate is a copse of silver birch underplanted with yellow and red Appledorn tulips

Through tender diligence over the past 15 years Rosie Maye, aka the insomniac gardener, and her husband Padraic have created an inspiring paradise

When Rosie and Padraic Maye came to live at the 200-year-old Mullaghdillon House near Slane 15 years ago, there was nothing in the garden but snowdrops, bluebells and big old trees.

Rosemary has worked as an air hostess, a model, an actress and as a researcher on Who Wants to be a Millionaire. She jokes that she is a jack of all trades but master of none. But a visit to her now transformed garden suggests...

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