Garden Furniture Care

Garden Furniture Care
As we come out the of the winter months and start to see the sun sneaking out from behind the clouds we might find that our patio furniture is looking a bit worst for wears. The winter rain and frost can take its toll on garden furniture and if you haven’t covered it up then ...

Today in the Garden – Snowdrops in Bloom

Today in the Garden – Snowdrops in Bloom
Temperatures are below normal and the frosty conditions are persisting across the country. But this has not stopped many of our hardiest plants from sticking their heads up above soil level and start to put on their first seasons blooms In the midst of the ice and the snow the most delicate of flowers have ...

Kids Gardening Tools

Kids Gardening Tools
I have always been into gardening from an early age. I would help my mum and dad with all manner of gardening tasks from beating down nettles to picking stones off a newly sown lawn and to the more rewarding jobs of planting flowers & bulbs. Of course in my younger days there was no ...

How to make your own Bordeaux Mixture

How to make your own Bordeaux Mixture
Commonly used as a control of potato blight Bordeaux mixture can also be used to treat a range of other fungal diseases including rusts, mildews, cankers & leaf moulds. Bordeaux mixture has been around for many years and been used by gardeners safely on a wide range of ornamental plants, fruits and vegetables What may ...

What is the Golden Gark?

What is the Golden Gark?
An unidentified gardening object has been seen in appearing in shops and garden centres across the land. It is of course the Golden Gark a new and cleverly designed multi use gardening tool. The Golden Gark is a combination of shovel, rake & shift tool. This makes the golden gark a handy all in one ...

Lawn mower maintenance for winter

Lawn mower maintenance for winter
The last cut of the year can be an emotional time for us gardeners as it spells the end of a 7 month long ritual of lawn care and maintenance. Each and every gardener is different and so too is the treatment of their lawns and lawnmowers. As a result each lawn mower is treated ...

WaterButts and Mosquitos

WaterButts and Mosquitos
Over the past year the number of mosquitos and other more exotic insects has been on the increase. There was a several reported cases of giant spiders and homes infested with insects that have never been seen in Ireland before. Our mild winters over the past 2 years and our current prolonged warm spell will ...

When to Not Use a Garden Shears

When to Not Use a Garden Shears
Garden Shears are an essential tool in the garden but there use has been extended to areas where they should not be used. Shears are perfect for trimming hedging and shaping topiary balls. Their long blades makes quick work of hedging meaning you can cover large areas for work your way through hedging in no ...

Furniture Covers for Winter Protection

Furniture Covers for Winter Protection
So you’ve splashed out on a brand new patio furniture set and its looking all shiny and new out in the garden. What a lovely sight that is. But there are some dark clouds on the horizon! and can mean only one thing – the predictable Irish rain! and everything else that comes with it ...

How To Calibrate a Fertilizer Spreader

How To Calibrate a Fertilizer Spreader
Fertilizer spreader can be put to many uses in the garden. They offer a quick and safe way to spread a range of granular products mostly lawn seed and fertilisers. But they can also be used to spread lime, pest control products, moss killer and wild flower seeds. Each of these have different application rates. ...