Bedding Sand & Other Types of Sand

Bedding Sand & Other Types of Sand
Who would have thought that these little grains of silica could cause such confusions & head scratching among us builders and landscapers? Sand in all its forms has so many uses, but if you get the grade or name of sand wrong, the results can be pretty damaging to your project & reputation.There are over ...

Slate Chippings in Gardens

Slate Chippings in Gardens
Slate & slate chippings are an excellent material for use in gardens. This metamorphic rock which forms through the alteration of shale by centuries of heat & pressure has been used for decades as a roofing tile on houses. But it’s decorative qualities means that slate & slate chippings make attractive additions to gardens.   ...

Laying Paving Slabs on a Screeded Bed

Laying Paving Slabs on a Screeded Bed
In this article we want to outline all the steps involved in laying paving slabs or flags on a screeded bed. There are two ways to lay paving, on a screeded bed of sand or individually laying of flags on a wet or semi wet concrete mix. Each method has it’s benefits but a screeded ...

Tending to Dahlia Bulbs Over Winter

Tending to Dahlia Bulbs Over Winter
Protecting your Dahlias against the Winter frost is essential to ensure repeat blooms year after year. Dahlia bulbs are non – hardy plants and their bulbs will perish in Winter frosts if they are not covered or brought indoors. Dahlias are hardy down to temperatures of – 6°C but anything below that can be detrimental ...

Granite Chippings & Stone – Design Ideas

Granite Chippings & Stone – Design Ideas
Granite stone is an excellent material for use in garden design & installations. Granite chippings & stone comes in many forms, textures & colours meaning there is no end to its application & use. This igneous rock is one of the toughest stones available so any feature made from granite will stand the test of ...

Irish Potato Varieties

Irish Potato Varieties
Solanum tuberosum, the humble spud has been a centre piece of both Irish history & Irish dinner tables for many a year. Potatoes first originated from Peru where they were first cultivated over 7000 years ago. Their popularity stems from the fact that they are packed full of carbohydrates & could be easily stored to ...

Spring Bulbs For Janurary Flowering

Spring Bulbs For Janurary Flowering
January can be a month that many gardeners like to forget. We tend to play the waiting game hoping to sit it out until Spring arrives. But with our list of early blooming Spring bulbs you can really say goodbye to the January blues with a splash of colour that will warm up any Winter ...

Tulip Bulbs – From Boom to Bust

Tulip Bulbs - From Boom to Bust
Every time I read about this event I still can’t comprehend it, the Tulip bulbs boom of 1620 is certainly an event that should be taught to all economic students in how blind speculation can lead a nation to near economic ruin. Before you read on I remind you that this is not a fictional ...

Bare Root Hedging Options

Bare Root Hedging Options
Bare Root Hedging is a great way to get maximum impact for the lowest prices. Bare root stock is available from October through to April each year. This is the dormant season for plants & it is the ideal time to plant trees & shrubs. These plants are better value simply because they are not ...

SuperNemos Pest Control

SuperNemos Pest Control
SuperNemos  is the future of pest control for many reasons. This biological pest control method is safe for both the environment & pets while being extremely effective in controlling a range of common and destructive garden pests SuperNemos is growing in popularity with nurseries and gardeners because of the continued positive results that it brings. ...
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