Vegetables Seeds to sow in Autumn

Vegetables Seeds to sow in Autumn
If gardening is one thing it is seasonal! And with each season brings an array of things to do in the garden. Everyone knows that spring the time for most of our vegetable growing but little is known about what seeds can be sown the rest of the year With our vegetable plots theming with ...

Splitting hairs over Splitting Cabbage

Splitting hairs over Splitting Cabbage
Cabbage is one of the most sought after vegetables of them all. But not by gardeners or shoppers but by garden pests. The list of insects and pests that attack the cabbage plant is endless but with that is a long list of remedies and solutions. So if you’re a determined gardener you can combat ...

Ammonium Sulphate & Clover in Lawns

Ammonium Sulphate & Clover in Lawns
Trifolium repens L,  White Clover can be seen as both a friend and foe of lawns. Clover is part of the legume family and has the ability to add nitrogen to the soil. This nitrogen is great for boosting grass growth as it is essential for development to the green tissue in plants. Other familiar ...

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 ...

Bird Food – Peanuts Are Good For Your Garden Birds

Bird Food - Peanuts Are Good For Your Garden Birds
What are the benefits of feeding Peanut bird food to your birds? The red skinned peanuts are a great source of energy for wild birds which is essential to see them through the otherwise bleak winter months.  Because of the frozen ground conditions, lack of activity on farm land and gardens as well as the ...

Slug Damage to Potato Crops

Slug Damage to Potato Crops
Spuds are a hard crop to grow. They take up a lot of space in the garden and require a lot of ground preparation and care to ensure a healthy harvest. So it can be very disheartening when, after a summer of tendering your crops you find that your harvest of potatoes has been attacked ...

Lawn Scarifiers – Whats the Best?

Lawn Scarifiers - Whats the Best?
Lawn scarification is a really great way of improving the airflow in at soil level on lawns. Why is this important? air flow is essential for many reasons and will most certainly improve grass growth and reduce moss levels on lawns       Here is a list of reasons why using a lawn scarifier ...

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 ...

Why Use Vermiculite in Growing Mediums

Why Use Vermiculite in Growing Mediums
Sowing seeds and growing plants is an age old tradition but with time and research a whole host of new techniques and products are being made available to gardeners and nuresries to create the most ideal growing conditions for plants. One such product is Vermiculite and while this has been around for years, its use ...

How To & Why Use Garden Lime

How To & Why Use Garden Lime
For centuries Irish farmers have been adding lime to agricultural land to improve a range of conditions. Lime is a common component of soils in the midlands of Ireland. But along the south and west coasts where acidic soils are more common lime can be lacking and should be added to improve soil conditions There ...