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Meet Our Horticulturists

by User Not Found | Dec 08, 2011

Here at the CountryLife Blog we have three of our Horticulturists working to provide you with the best information possible. So we decided it was time you learned a little more about them.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment on our blog or you can visit our Facebook Page!

Fergal - New Ross Branch

Hi my name is Fergal, I have been a horticulturist with CountryLife since April 2009 in the New Ross branch . I have a BSC in horticulture which I received from WIT and Kildalton College . Before joining CountryLife I worked in Ballymaloe cookery school in Shanagary Co. Cork were I was involved in fruit and vegetable production for the cookery school and also the farmers Market in Middleton every Saturday. After Ballymaloe I went to work in Mount Congreve Estate in Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford where I worked on the grounds of the estate maintaining the gardens. I love planting seeds and taking cuttings of plants, giving them a little bit of care and attention and watching them grow into mature plants.

Naomi - Castlecomer Branch

I am a qualified retail horticulturist. I studied in England for 2 years and worked all over Ireland in large garden centers. I started with the Glanbia in February 2010 in the Castlecomer branch. Our garden centre was accredited 4 star on it's first year with DIY garden centre of the year and best new entry also. We pride our garden centre on quality and customer service.

Malachy - Dove Hill Branch

I have been gardening since I was 5 years old when my mother gave me a part of our garden as my own. I have studied horticulture in the National Botanical Gardens in Glasnevin and was a winner in the young horticulturist of the year competition. I have worked in Several plant nurseries and garden centers such as Mount Congreve in Co. Waterford. I am new to Glanbia having started in Dove hill in June. My special interests are plant propagation and Cacti!

See you soon,

The CountryLife Team