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10 COUNTRYLIFE MONASTEREVIN 5OTH ANNIVERSARY �� GLANBIA �������������������������

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Head Horticulturist - Helena Doherty HELENA DOHERTY, Horticulturist, has worked in Countrylife Monasterevin since February of ����, working mainly in the Garden Centre, which she has taken from � Star to � Star Bord Bia rating in just two years. Helena, a Co Tipperary native, is delighted to be part of the ��th anniversary celebrations at Monasterevin. She says that looking through old photos and speaking to locals who worked at the plant over the years, it is clear to see the great progress that has been achieved and the many changes that have taken place, from farmers bringing in the milk for processing, the grain factory and the addition of the Garden Centre. Helena states: “It’s great to see the integration of the farming, gardening and lifestyle aspects of Glanbia CountryLife Monasterevin come together. Helena has worked in Garden Centres in Tipperary and nurseries in Kildare, also undertaking some garden landscaping and maintenance in Co Tipperary. “I have been gardening since I was a child and love plant propagation. I enjoy showing customers who don’t know much about plants how rewarding it can be to grow your own plants at home no matter how big or small a space they have.” Helena studied horticulture at the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, Dublin, specialising in amenity horticulture. She loved her time there and would recommend anyone who hasn’t been to visit this historic and beautiful garden, to Head Horticulturist Helena Doherty do so.

21st Century Gardening All the gardening advice you need at the tips of your green fingers with CountryLife.ie and CountryLife Facebook. Countrylife have decided to bring the gardening to you - you can now shop anytime online �� hours a day, � days a week with CountryLife’s online garden centre and if you are looking for inspiration on what to do with all your new purchases just check out their Blog which is full of little projects for you to work on and great advice on all the day to day

tasks you need to keep your garden in tip top shape. Plus there is FREE delivery on all orders over €��. If you’re looking for something a little more customised then log on to their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ countrylifegardening) and talk directly to their qualified Horticulturists from the comfort of your own home. Here you’ll find daily advice and tips, step by step tutorial videos and the chance to win some amazing prizes!

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