Apple Trees for Cider Production

Apple Trees for Cider Production
Yummy cider and on a summers day! Truly nothing else can surpass that. Well what about your own homemade cider on a summers day? Cider production in Ireland is going through a mini revolution and we at the garden shop want to do our bit and help you choose the best and juiciest varieties of ...

Green Houses can Grow Peaches in Ireland

Green Houses can Grow Peaches in Ireland
Of all the things I grow in my greenhouse nothing has proven to be such value for money as my Peach Tree I purchased the Tree for around €20 back in 2006. Year 1 it gave me 1 huge and absolutely beautiful peach. I had worried originally would it struggle over the winter as was ...

Espalier Training Your Fruit Trees Using Galvanized Wire

Espalier Training Your Fruit Trees Using Galvanized Wire
There are many situations where fruit bushes can be grown. The only essential requirement is plenty of sunlight and a deep fertile soil. This can mean positioning fruit trees out in the centre of your lawn, creating an orchard or planting grapes in a sunny greenhouse to provide the ideal growing conditions. However if you ...

Growing Exotic Seeds with a Propagator Kit

Growing Exotic Seeds with a Propagator Kit
Some of the tastiest and most interesting fruits and vegetables are more akin to warmer climates then what we have here in Ireland and growing such plants has not been an option and can’t be done on a large scale. It is however possible to grow a small amount of exotic plants and seeds in ...

Choosing your Apple Varieties

Choosing your Apple Varieties
Growing your own top fruits is a rewarding pastime which will reap its reward every autumn giving you a juicy crop without requiring the same intensive labour that a vegetable garden can consume. There is an endless range of apple tree varieties, both new and traditional that can be grown while adding other fruits such ...

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 ...