This weekend I'm ...cooking for friends and I intend using lots of herbs like mint and bay leaves from my walled garden in Clondeglass, Co Offaly.
Later this month, I'm off to Monet's garden in Giverny and to the gardens of Versailles with the Travel Department so I might do a little shopping for that.
Tomorrow I'm going back to visit Malahide Castle. I was there last weekend and had a lovely lunch at Avoca before going to visit the gardens, which were very impressive, and very fragrant. This time, I want to visit the castle, which looked so interesting.
Dermot O'Neill is doing a Q&A at the Dublin Garden Festival at Christ Church Cathedral next weekend