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Planting, Meet Our Suppliers & Supporting Local Organisations

Planting We’ve been transplanting seedlings that we started in the spring into the ground for the remainder of the growing season. Sweet William because it’s such a timeless favourite, Scabiosa for those lovely pillowy deep burgundies and soft pinks, Ammi Magus for lacy filler, snap dragons for colour and Amaranthus’ long dreadlocks for something completely […]

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How the McCullough Story started Elmgrove Farm Three Generations Ago

Over the last century, the McCullough family have combined innovation and hard work to create a thriving business at Elmgrove Farm. Pat McCullough (pictured above) was the first generation of McCulloughs to take up residence on the farm.  “Grandad first turned to milking cows during the Economic War in the 1930s, when Dev refused to

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How society, technology, genetics and ambition shaped the development of Elmgrove Farm

The advent of silage making was an unheralded revolution of sorts in Irish agriculture. The concept that you could pickle grass in its own acids suddenly opened up the prospect of a reliable source of quality feed for all farmers. This was a game-changer in that it allowed farmers to consider increasing their milk output

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How Flowers Became Part of Elmgrove Farm’s Story

While Elmgrove Farm is a mixed farm enterprise, it’s core focus is growing flowers.  But it wasn’t always that way.  “My grandad grew gladiola back in the 1960s or 1970s, probably because he was so innovative and always looking for new ways to earn a living from the farm,” says Darragh.  Elmgrove Farm, by virtue

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