The Tulips Bloom and Bust

The Tulips Bloom and Bust
In our current economic climate it might come as a shock to hear that house prices was not the only commodity subject to crazy price fluctuations. But believe it or not, but the humble tulip bulb was too once the maker of its own economic storm. It was back in the 1700’s and began before ...

Potting My Summer Flowering Bulbs

Potting My Summer Flowering Bulbs
When you find that you have too many flower bulbs and not enough space in the garden for them all then you should consider potting them up in plant pots or containers. This will ensure that your bulbs can grow and flower this year and will prevent your Flower bulbs from rotting   The best ...

Echinacea for a winter display

Echinacea for a winter display
The Changing seasons bring with it a changing appearance and feel to our gardens and countryside. While many people want flowers to bloom all year round and for trees to keep their green foliage through the winter months, there is more to gain from working with what nature offers and embrace the on-coming of winter ...

Growing Canna Lily

Growing Canna Lily
Tropical Flowering Canna plants are wonderful additions to an exotic style garden. While cannas are often grown in Ireland they are not an easy plant to propagate or keep as they require a bit of gardening know-how to achieve heathy and luscious plants. But we gardeners like a challenge and the best way to learn ...

Astilbe Fanal Plant Profile

Astilbe Fanal Plant Profile
SEE IMAGES OF ASTILBE  FANAL Astilbe Fanal Shape & Size Final Height: 50 – 70cm Final Spread: 50cm Growth: Fast Growth Rate. Astilbe Fanal plants are ideal for difficult sites in gardens. They need damp soil conditions to thrive and will be happy in a shaded spot Type: Herbaceous perennial Habit: Clump forming, bushy perennial ...

Aquilegia Plant Profile

Aquilegia Plant Profile
SEE IMAGES OF AQUILEGIA: Aquilegia Shape & Size: Final Height: 60cm Final Spread:  40cm Aquilegia Growth: Aquilegias, also known as Columbine are hardy plants with a delicate flower that blooms throughout the winter months. They come in a wide range of colours and they have the ability to cross pollinate which often gives rise to ...

Lavender – Lavandula Hidcote Plant Profile

Lavender - Lavandula Hidcote Plant Profile
Lavender Shape & Size Grow Lavender seeds or plant and they will grow into full size plants with 5 years Final Height: 10 – 50cm Final Spread: 50 – 100cm Growth: Moderate / Slow Most Lavenders can take about 5 years to fill out. It is important to stay on top of pruning to keep ...

Nerine Bowdenii

Nerine Bowdenii
Also Known As the Cornish Lily SEE IMAGES OF NERINE Nerine Shape & Size Final Height: 10 – 50 cm Final Spread: 30 – 50cm Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate Takes about 2 to 5 years to reach maturity Type: Herbaceous Perennial – Comes back every year. No woody stem Habit: Nerine Bulbs develop into ...

Wildflowers of Ireland

Wildflowers of Ireland
For a small country we are quite blessed by the range of different wildflowers that call our Island home. The range of different ecosystems and climates over the length of the country has allowed for a real mix of plant species to grow and evolve here. Wildflowers are certainly the best plants of Irish gardeners ...

A Bag of Flower Bulbs for Spring Colour

A Bag of Flower Bulbs for Spring Colour
There is something quite magical about spring flower bulbs! How, the in depths of a gloomy February, while all else sleeps, the spring bulbs burst into life. Splashes of colour begin to appear as early as January as the first crocus and snowdrops come into floor These smallest and most delicate of flower bulbs store ...
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