Spiral Tree Guards – How to Use

Spiral Tree Guards – How to Use
Spiral tree guards are priceless for protecting young sapling trees against damage from a number of wild mammals including rabbits & hares. By using tree protection spirals you can save a lot of money and hardship. Spiral tree guards are simply long coiled plastic strips that are wound around the lower stems of young trees. ...

Geranium Cinereum – Plant Profile

Geranium Cinereum - Plant Profile
Geranium Cinereum The Geranium is also known as the Crane’s bill, Cranebill, Dwarf Cranesbill Geranium Shape & Size You can grow these plants from seeds or small plants. With a moderate growth rate, geranium plants will eventually grow into good sized plants Final Height: 15 – 20cm Final Spread: 40 – 50cm Spacing: 40cm Growth: ...

Heuchera Purple Palace – Plant Profile

Heuchera Purple Palace - Plant Profile
Heuchera Purple Palace Also known as the Coral Leaf Plant Shape & Size Start with small Heuchera Purple Palace Plants or seeds as it will develop into a large plant in a short period Final Height: 25 – 30cm Final Spread: 40 – 50cm Spacing: 30cm Growth: Moderate / Fast Heuchera comes in a wide ...

Raised Beds – Where to Position

Raised Beds - Where to Position
Vegetable growing is very easy when you use raised beds because you can tailor your site & growing conditions to suit your choice of vegetables & your eating habits. Raised Beds – Where to Position But before you choose the best site for your raised beds, there are a few things that you should consider. ...

Lawn Seed – Sowing Tips

Lawn Seed - Sowing Tips
Everybody wants the perfect lawn. Lawns are an essential part of all our garden and the part of the garden that gets the most use. Whether we are sun bathing, playing ball, washing the dog, or just impressing the neighbours we know that a top quality sward is most important. To achieve a high spec ...

Wind block – Net or Natural?

Wind block - Net or Natural?
Being an Island nation we are often exposed to some windy conditions. This weather cam leave our gardens as no go zones until more clement weather arrives. Whether you live by the coast or in the midlands you can find yourself exposed to these conditions and the only solution or answer is to invest in ...

Paving Slabs – Natural or Man Made?

Paving Slabs - Natural or Man Made?
Thinking about laying a new patio? Then consider all your options before committing to one paving style or another. These days there are so many paving slabs available to Irish gardeners. You can choose anything to suit your budget and there is a stone colour to match with almost every paint colour so that you ...

Using Donegal Quartzite Stone in Landscaping

Using Donegal Quartzite Stone in Landscaping
Landscaping projects will always benefit from the additional of natural, decorative stone and there are many ways in which you can incorporate this product into your garden designs. Donegal Quartzite stone is one of the most popular decorative stone options available to Irish gardeners & landscapers. This stone comes in lovely natural hues of golden ...

Potatoes & Why We Love Them

Potatoes & Why We Love Them
The humble spud is back! Spuds have fought their way back onto our dinner plates after years of misleading data about the nutritional value. Once it was said that potatoes were fattening, full of useless starch & high in cholesterol. But scientists have been busy disproving this misinformation and gone a step further and found ...

Seeds for Windowsill Sowing

Seeds for Windowsill Sowing
Gardening does not have to be limited by space. Even the smallest of spaces can be used to grow your own vegetable, herb & salad crops. A bright windowsill is an ideal location not only to start your seeds & seedlings but it is also a great place to grow some crops all the way ...