How to Harvest Onions

How to Harvest Onions
Whether you grew your onions from sets or seeds, by early August the time will come to begin harvesting your onion crops.  Onions are bulbous plants and therefore should be treated in the same way as you would treat flowering bulb plants. That is to wait for the foliage or stalks to begin to turn ...

The Wonders of PVC Mesh Fencing

The Wonders of PVC Mesh Fencing
When I first bought a roll of PVC Mesh it was to fix my every rampant clematis to the garden wall. But since that faithful day the list of usage that I has since put this product to are endless and no doubt the list will continue to grow. As a plant support (which is ...

Garden Planters – Ideas for a Contemporary Garden

Garden Planters - Ideas for a Contemporary Garden
There are many reasons why garden planters are great in a garden. The first being that they are very low maintenance – watering is the only thing they require.  Container gardening is really suited to people who want some colour in their garden with minimum hassle or effort. There is an endless array of pots ...

How to Apply Lawn Seed

How to Apply Lawn Seed
My dog has certainly left his mark on the lawn this year with a combination of running tracks which circle the lawn and spots of both yellowing burnt grass and deep green tufts spread across the entire back garden. Of course I can’t just blame my pup, the weather has also taken its toll and ...

Adding Green Manure in Autumn

Adding Green Manure in Autumn
Most people don’t know what green manure is. And by it name is sounds like a pile of not so nice rotting waste. What is actually is, is a selection of vigorous growing annual plants (that most of us might recognize as weeds) that can be spread over your vegetable patches or idle flower beds ...

Choosing the right Mower for You

Choosing the right Mower for You
When searching for the right mower for you there are a number of factors that you should consider. Luckily these days the internet is a great way to shop around and compare and contrast all the options on the market. SO what should you look out for? Well, the engine would always be the first ...

Organic Food from Ireland is Better Than Ever

Organic Food from Ireland is Better Than Ever
The range, variety and quality of locally produced and organic food in Ireland is getting better every year. The diversity of products now available to customers is truly endless and the market continues to grow. Organic food from Ireland now includes meat, milk, fruit, vegetables, biscuits, eggs, confectionery, cheese, yogurt, drinks, cereal, flour, bread, deserts, ...

What Vegetables Should you Grow in a Mini Greenhouse

What Vegetables Should you Grow in a Mini Greenhouse
If you are lucky enough to have a greenhouse the first thing you will have noticed is that space is very limited and it can be hard to know just how to get the most from it and how to pack as much vegetables and fruit in there. There are a few ways you can ...

Garden Furniture will Complete a Garden

Garden Furniture will Complete a Garden
Once all the hard work of marking out beds, preparing soil and planting up your borders is complete; the time will come for you to sit back and enjoy your own gardening creation. This can only be possible with the purchase of some garden furniture, which will really finalise a garden and make it liveable. ...

2 Watering Cans needed in Times of Drought

2 Watering Cans needed in Times of Drought
A drought is one week with no rain, and something that rarely happens in Ireland. But when it does your garden plants would greatly benefit from a watering can or two to see them through the dry patch. If you are going to water your plants there are a few things to consider. Firstly when ...