Bird Food getting more and more popular

Bird Food getting more and more popular
Feeding our beloved wild birds is becoming ever more popular as gardeners are now seeing the value in filling their feeders and setting up bird baths in their very own back yards. Using bird food is a great way to add life to your garden and also a great way to reduce the number of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stay warm with Welly Socks

Stay warm with Welly Socks
With the warm summer weather behind us, it can take an extra bit of encouragement to get ourselves out into the garden. The dark and chilli mornings are more akin to having a sleep in than rummaging around in the garden. But there is no thing that can overcome the worst of cold weather and ...

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 ...

Wildflowers of Ireland

Wildflowers of Ireland
For a small country we are quite blessed by the range of different wildflowers that call our Island home. The range of different ecosystems and climates over the length of the country has allowed for a real mix of plant species to grow and evolve here. Wildflowers are certainly the best plants of Irish gardeners ...

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 ...

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 ...

A Bag of Flower Bulbs for Spring Colour

A Bag of Flower Bulbs for Spring Colour
There is something quite magical about spring flower bulbs! How, the in depths of a gloomy February, while all else sleeps, the spring bulbs burst into life. Splashes of colour begin to appear as early as January as the first crocus and snowdrops come into floor These smallest and most delicate of flower bulbs store ...