Spraying Roses

Spraying Roses
Rose care involves a lot of work & care during the year. Many gardeners shy away from growing roses because of this, but with a little know-how & practice anyone can grow perfect roses year after year. Having the right growing conditions is the first hurdle and if you don’t get this right before planting ...

Plant Native Hedging & Get a Grant

Plant Native Hedging & Get a Grant
The Glas Scheme will be taking applicants from the start of 2016 and will offer grants to farmers & land owners who are willing to plant a hedgerow. This is one of a range of schemes being introduced by simon convey and the department of agriculture to promote greener farming and encourage a more diverse ...

Native plants of Ireland

Native plants of Ireland
When choosing the right plants for your garden the first choice should always be a native plant. Native Irish plants offer so much to gardeners and require far less time or care than other ‘divas’ of the garden. There is a wide selection of native plants to choose from and many have interesting colour and ...

Beech Hedging Aftercare

Beech Hedging Aftercare
Once you have planted your beech hedging you need to keep in mind that there will be some maintenance during the first and second summer to ensure the best start and quick establishment of your hedge If planted right, 99% of your bareroot plants should grow and sprout new foliage by late April, after that ...

Pruning Roses

Pruning Roses
Roses are a fast growing plant and require a certain amount of maintenance to achieve a quality looking plant. Some believe that caring for roses is a delicate art, but really there are only a few important things to remember to ensure that your roses perform to their best each year Before we discuss how ...

Maintaining Box Hedging

Maintaining Box Hedging
Box is the most orderly plant that you will find in the garden. Box or Buxus sempervirens is an evergreen and fine leaved plant with dense growth making it ideal for sculpting into all sorts of shapes from topiary box elephants, to simple box balls and of course the neat an formal network of box ...

Whitethorn Hedging as a Boundary Plant

Whitethorn Hedging as a Boundary Plant
Whitethorn Hedging as a boundary plant Hedging plants can vary greatly in colour, growth rate and flowering but they all have one thing in common – they can all be grown to form a thick and dense wall of vegetation. This makes them ideal for boundary and privacy plants. Each hedge fulfils this roll to ...

Planting Dogwood Plants & Bare root Dogwood

Planting Dogwood Plants & Bare root Dogwood
It is not until the winter month that our appreciation for both red and yellow stemmed dogwood is fully felt. The skyward reaching bright stems can glow under a mid-winter sun trickles down. The tall narrow stems can radiant and leave long stretching shadows across lawns, walls and flower beds   If you want to ...

Cutting Globes Makes Hardwood Cuttings Easy

Cutting Globes Makes Hardwood Cuttings Easy
There is a brand new invention for gardening to make their own plants directly off the stems of their existing garden plants. This new product is called the Cutting Globe and its elegance is in its simplicity. On first seeing the cutting globe you may not expect much but they are truly capable of wonderful ...

Growing a Privet Hedge in Cities

Growing a Privet Hedge in Cities
While Beech is the king of the countryside, privet is prince of the city. These plants are ideal for built areas and small front gardens as they offer fast privacy and screening without outgrowing their location. Most importantly however, privet is also very tolerant to smog and smoke fumes that generally fill the air in ...