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 ...

Snowdrop Bulbs Sowing Season is Fast Approaching

Snowdrop Bulbs Sowing Season is Fast Approaching
Back to School adverts on the radio, corn being cut in the field and the end of summer has begun. But with that brings the next stage in the gardeners next. The quiet after the storm – Autumn. Autumn is a wonderful time in the garden. The warm weather can stretch right up until the ...

Second Year of a Wildflowers Meadow

Second Year of a Wildflowers Meadow
Wildflower meadows are a popular way to get lots of colour into your garden. This is not the only benefit as the array of colours, flowers, foliage and fragrances attract a host of insects into your garden. Starting a wildflower meadow involves a number of steps that really need to be followed through to ensure ...

Designing with Summer Flowers

Designing with Summer Flowers
The highlight of any summer is the colourful display of blooms that fill gardens around the land. Summer time is the peak of the flowering season and is the one time that the entire garden is putting on its best display. Working with summer flowers can be both a joy and a chore as sometimes ...