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 ...

Vegetable Starter Kits

Vegetable Starter Kits
You can make your own or choose from the selection available online at Ireland’s Online Garden Store: The Garden Shop. Whatever you choose, choose to grow with a vegetable starter kit as they provide all you need to ensure good seed and seedling growth. We have a range of vegetable starter kits available but what is ...

Growing Acidic Plants in Raised Beds

Growing Acidic Plants in Raised Beds
There are endless reasons why raised beds are suitable for vegetable growing and garden plants in general. Not only do raised beds make general plant maintenance such as weeding, pruning and planting easier they also allow for better growing conditions for plants and vegetables. There are a range of plants, fruits and vegetables that prefer ...

Securing your Greenhouse

Securing your Greenhouse
I woke up this morning to the all too familiar sight of my greenhouse lying face down on the back lawn. Its contents are no doubt heaped up in one great big mess inside. An array of plant pots, compost, seed trays, matting, hand tools and other objects all lie in wait of rescue. Of ...

Plant Profile – Agapanthus Umbellatum

Plant Profile - Agapanthus Umbellatum
Agapanthus Umbellatum SEE IMAGES OF AGAPANTHUS: Agapantus  Shape & Size Final Height:  90 m- 120cm Final Spread:  60cm Growth Rate:  Moderate / fast Type:  Herbaceous Perennial – No woody stem, dies down in Winter, comes back every year Habit: Tall, spiked flowers appear from a clump of sword like foliage Agapanthus Features Foliage: Deciduous & ...

Sulphate of Iron for Moss Control on Lawns

Sulphate of Iron for Moss Control on Lawns
Whether you’re a seasoned or a fair weathered gardener there is one thing that we all like to have and that is; a pristine lawn, free of weeds, daisies, dandelions and the dreaded moss. Lawn care is an art in itself and most people will find that a mossy lawn is one area that we ...

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 ...

Growing Grass & Lawn Seed

Growing Grass & Lawn Seed
Having the perfect lawn requires a more indepth understanding of the workings and processes that are going on in turf grass and lawns. The first question in getting to know lawns and lawn seed is to ask: What is a grass? All grasses are grouped together into the plant family called the Poaceae family. This ...

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 ...

Bird Food for Different Birds

Bird Food for Different Birds
There are over 400 different species of birds to be found around the island of Ireland. Within this number are 249 rare species that are very difficult to spot. This list also includes the diverse range of ducks, swans and geese which account of around 38 species between them. There are also many sea birds ...