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 ...

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 ...
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