Delayed: Spring Time

Delayed: Spring Time
Spring Time: DELAYED!!! We are sorry for any inconvenience caused but it appears spring is somewhat delayed this year. Of course it is not my fault but it certainly is an inconvenience for all us eager gardeners who want to get started on our vegetable patches. Weather has been significantly cold over the past weeks ...

A Bench Cover Can Really Save your Furniture Over the Winter Months

A Bench Cover Can Really Save your Furniture Over the Winter Months
The chill is setting in and all ideas of al fresco dinning have long past. With the sun setting by 5pm in the evening it’s a wonder how everyone can even manage 10 minutes in the garden. With all that in mind it seems unnecessary to have your patio furniture and garden bench sitting out ...

Choosing the Best Garden Spade for You

Choosing the Best Garden Spade for You
If you find yourself out amongst the trees and shrubs on a regular basis, then you are, like me, are likely to be an avid gardener. In a general sense gardening is a healthy past time; fresh air, good exercise, great for body and soul all round. But as with everything; too much of anything ...

Use Frost Cover when you Need it Most

Use Frost Cover when you Need it Most
The Ground may be frozen and the plants still, but as ever busy gardeners is still pottering around a garden putting the last things in place before he himself hibernates for the winter months. That right, all of two days from December 24th to December 26th are the gardeners only days off, but don’t assume ...

A Frost Fleece may Save your Plants from a Surprise Cold Snap

A Frost Fleece may Save your Plants from a Surprise Cold Snap
  It has certainly been a mild winter so far this year and the worst of the winter may seem behind us but the experienced gardener would say ‘never rest on your laurels’ and assume there won’t be more bad weather to follow. The Irish weather can throw up any range of possibilities and it ...

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 ...