How & Why Use Nyjer Seed to Feed Birds

How & Why Use Nyjer Seed to Feed Birds
Nyjer seed is a tiny black seed that gardeners and bird watch enthusiasts use to attract the gold finch into their garden. Nyjer seed is eaten by the gold finch while other common garden birds such as blackbirds, sparrows and blue tits won’t go near it. Another great thing is that squirrels won’t eat it ...

Plant Profile – Whitethorn (Crataegus Monogyna)

Plant Profile - Whitethorn (Crataegus Monogyna)
Crataegus Monogyna Common Name: Whitethorn,  Hawthorn, May Flower, May Blossom SEE IMAGES OF WHITETHORN: Whitethorn Shape & Size Final Height:  800cm Final Spread:  600cm Growth Rate:  Slow to Moderate Type:  Informal Hedge / Medium Tree Habit Low Spreading Tree / Irregular canopy shape Whitethorn Features: Foliage: Deciduous Colour:  Glossy green in spring, turning deeper in ...

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 ...

Bird Food for a Bird Feeding Station

Bird Food for a Bird Feeding Station
If you are going to feed your birds this year then why not go for something that will attract the maximum number of bird species to your garden. With the bird feeding station you can leave out a wider variety of bird food types to attract a wider range of birds Bird feeding has been ...

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: Fagus sylvatica (Green Beech)

Plant Profile: Fagus sylvatica (Green Beech)
Fagus sylvatica Common Names: Green Beech, Common Beech, Beech Hedging Beech Shape & Size: Final Height: 2500cm (varies greatly with environment) Final Spread: 1500cm Growth Rate:  Moderate Type: Stately Tree / Formal Hedge Habit: Broad Spreading Tree SEE IMAGES OF BEECH & BEECH HEDGING: Beech Features Foliage: Semi evergreen, develop out of narrow pointed winter ...

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: ...

Ash Tree Dieback

Ash Tree Dieback
With the first case of Ash Tree Dieback found on our native Irish Ash trees this week we should all become aware of the harm this disease can cause and how to recognize its symptoms. Ash trees are the most common tree to be found in Ireland and after whitethorn, it is the most common ...

Wheelbarrow Care

Wheelbarrow Care
Life for the garden wheelbarrow and be a rough ride and is all too often, cut short. Being constantly exposed to the tough external conditions of wind snow and rain the barrow must put up with a lot of hardship in it’s time. But today we want you to take the time and give your ...

Useless Pallets & Garden Planters

Useless Pallets & Garden Planters
Timber pallet mountains are a thing of the past as we can now find so many uses to put our old pallets to. The question you ask is; what pallets am i talking about? Well most shops and businesses often find themselves with a pile of pallets amounting in their store yard and are often ...