Planting Spring Flower Bulbs Late

Planting Spring Flower Bulbs Late
Spring flowering bulbs such as daffodils, snowdrops, tulips, bluebells and crocus are best when bought and sowed during autumn. The earliest you can buy these spring bulbs is generally the end of September and these early bought bulbs are the best you can get as they are fresh, firm and free from disease and mould. ...

Plant Profile – Echinacea Purpurea

Plant Profile - Echinacea Purpurea
Echinacea Purpurea Aka Cone Flower, Purple Cone Flower SEE IMAGES OF ECHINACEA: Echinacea Shape & Size Final Height: 100 m- 150cm Final Spread: 30cm – 50cm Growth Rate: Moderate / fast Can Reach final size within 3 years  – When planted from Echinacea Roots Type: Herbaceous Perennial – No woody stem, dies down in Winter, ...

Plant Profile – Agapanthus Umbellatum

Plant Profile - Agapanthus Umbellatum
Agapanthus Umbellatum SEE IMAGES OF AGAPANTHUS: Agapantus  Shape & Size Final Height:  90 m- 120cm Final Spread:  60cm Growth Rate:  Moderate / fast Type:  Herbaceous Perennial – No woody stem, dies down in Winter, comes back every year Habit: Tall, spiked flowers appear from a clump of sword like foliage Agapanthus Features Foliage: Deciduous & ...

Storing Seeds at the End of the Season

Storing Seeds at the End of the Season
Frugal is the way forward and us gardeners always love a bargain and getting something for nothing. Whether you are grow vegetables to swap with your neighbour our barter with friends and family, there is always a way to get rid of some unwanted and excess garden plants, vegetables and seeds in return for something. ...

Spring Flowering Daffodil Bulbs Planting Companions

Spring Flowering Daffodil Bulbs Planting Companions
When it comes to planting your spring bulbs one of the first questions is ‘what bulbs and other plants should and can we plant together’? Below is a list of the most common spring bulbs and what plants look great next to them Narcissus ‘Tete a Tete’: these dwarf daffodil bulbs have miniature yellow trumpets ...

Wild about flowers

Wild about flowers
Whether you have a strip of grass a large lawn or an entire garden to spare, then you should consider sowing a wild flower meadow. Every garden, big or small would really benefit from having a section of garden reserved for growing these rewarding flowers Wildflowers are extremely beneficial to gardens, gardeners and the environment. ...

Sowing a Wildflower Meadow

Sowing a Wildflower Meadow
If you are considering growing a wildflower meadow, there are a number of steps that you should take if you want to get it right. The key to a successful wildflower meadow is good ground preparation. To do this you will first need dry weather, dry weather and more dry weather. The first step in ...

The First Step to Plant Propagation is Storing your Seeds

The First Step to Plant Propagation is Storing your Seeds
We all know that growing from seed is a great way to grow your own plants at a minimal cost and a great way to get to know more about your plants. But you can take it one step further by collecting and storing last year’s seeds for propagating the next spring. Of course the ...

HowtoGarden.ie – Welcome

HowtoGarden.ie - Welcome
HowtoGarden.ie is an online resource for gardeners in Ireland.   Over the coming months and years we will be covering such topics as growing flowers, trees, fruit and your own vegetables.   We will also be providing free information on how to maintain your plants, trees, shrubs and lawns along with invaluable tips on tool maintenance and ...