Beech Hedging Care & Maintenance

Beech Hedging Care & Maintenance
There is nothing better than a beech hedge to provide a stately formal hedge in your garden. The crisp leaves and thick growth provide a neat and well-formed hedge quickly and is well suited to the Irish climate. Both green and copper bare root beech is a great choice for your garden One thing for ...

How to Plant a Bare Root Beech

How to Plant a Bare Root Beech
Beech hedging is a very popular choice of hegding and for good reasons. One down side that I hear from time to time is that beech hedging, which is semi evergreen, looks ‘dead’ in the winter months! unfortunately there is little I can say to convince people of otherwise and so for those who don’t ...

How to Plant Bareroot Box Hedging

How to Plant Bareroot Box Hedging
Bareroot plants can be planted any time between September and April – these are the traditional planting months. That means, the these were always the most suitable time to lift, transplant and replant shrubs. This is because the months of September to April is the time when most plants in the garden are dormant and ...

Plant Profile – Privet (Privet Ovalifolium)

Plant Profile – Privet (Privet Ovalifolium)
Privet Ovalifolium Common Name: Californian Privet, Common Privet SEE IMAGES OF PRIVET: Privet Shape & Size Final Height:  300cm Final Spread:  300cm Growth Rate:  Moderate / fast Type:  Formal Hedge / Medium sized shrub. Habit: Oval, dense canopy Privet Features: Foliage: Evergreen / Semi – evergreen Colour:  Glossy green all year round. Can loose its ...

Things to Consider when Buying Garden Plants

Things to Consider when Buying Garden Plants
50% of a good garden is good plants and good plant choices. Therefore it is crucial that tought and planning goes into all visits to garden centres so that you come out of there with the right garden plants for your garden When selecting plant there are a number of things you should do. Just ...

Plant Profile – Box & Box Hedging

Plant Profile - Box & Box Hedging
Buxus Semperviren Common Name: Box, Box Wood, Box hedging   SEE IMAGES OF BOX (BUXUS SEMPERVIRENS) BELOW: Box  Shape & Size Final Height 200cm FInal spread:200cm Type: Compact Bush / Neat Hedging Habit: Spherical / compact Box  Features Foliage: Box has fine, dense & evergeen foliage Colour: Deep Green, sometimes with cream margins Shape: Ovate ...

Box Blight on Box Hedging

Box Blight on Box Hedging
A disease that has become more common in recent years is box blight and it is a concern for many gardeners who cherish their old box hedging or topiary bushes. The disease is caused now by two organisms, both of which are fungal. These fungi attack box hedging plants and can be difficult, if not ...

Plant Profile: Buxus Sempervirens (Box)

Plant Profile: Buxus Sempervirens (Box)
Buxus Sempervirens Common Names: Box, Box Wood, Box hedge, Box Hedging Box Shape & Size: Final Height: 150cm Final Spread: 200cm Type: Compact Bush / Neat Hedging Habit: Spherical / Compact SEE PICTURES OF BOX & BOX HEDGING : Box Features Foliage: fine, dense & evergreen foliage Colour: Deep Green, sometimes with cream margins Shape: ...

Cold Frame Care for your Cuttings

Cold Frame Care for your Cuttings
If you love flowers and colour in your garden then you should get to know what it takes to make your own softwood cuttings and learn how to propagate your own garden plants and herbaceous flowers. The process is both enjoyable and rewarding and only a small number of steps stand between you and a ...

Pruning Roses – The How To, When To & Why?

Pruning Roses - The How To, When To & Why?
One of the most loved garden plants is the rose. They offer colour and blooms from early summer right up to mid November. They can be found growing in many gardens providing cover, screening, focal points and centre pieces to planting schemes. But many face a common problem when it comes to pruning roses and ...