A Frost Fleece may Save your Plants from a Surprise Cold Snap

A Frost Fleece may Save your Plants from a Surprise Cold Snap
  It has certainly been a mild winter so far this year and the worst of the winter may seem behind us but the experienced gardener would say ‘never rest on your laurels’ and assume there won’t be more bad weather to follow. The Irish weather can throw up any range of possibilities and it ...

A Trellis can Add Height & Impact to Your Garden

A Trellis can Add Height & Impact to Your Garden
Trellis have been around for many years and have many uses in the garden, they are versatile and offer instant impact in a garden. The garden trellis comes in a range of shapes, sizes and styles so there will, no doubt, be one to suit your every need. The first and most important point to ...

Use Green Manure to Reduce Shovel Work in Soil Preparation

Use Green Manure to Reduce Shovel Work in Soil Preparation
The organic way of doing things can sometimes seem like a lot more work than its worth, but really when you start using things like green manure and reduce tillage methods you will find that organic garden isn’t more labour intensive but a return to a more natural and simplified way of doing things. With ...

A Fine Sprayer can Save Your Basil Plants from Aphids

A Fine Sprayer can Save Your Basil Plants from Aphids
Even in the safety of your own home plants are still susceptible to an attack from a number of pests and disease. Basil in particular can be difficult herb to grow as issues of going to seed, overwatering and attacks by aphid can be common and deadly. Aphids are recognisable on plants as tiny white ...

Pruning Dogwood Requires a good set of Garden Loppers

Pruning Dogwood Requires a good set of Garden Loppers
Now that the last leaves have fallen from my dogwoods I can finally see the wood through the trees! That means I can finally get in there and give them a good cutting back.  Using a Loppers to prune Cornus or Dogwood should be done once every 3 to 4 years and you will find ...

HowtoGarden.ie – Welcome

HowtoGarden.ie - Welcome
HowtoGarden.ie is an online resource for gardeners in Ireland.   Over the coming months and years we will be covering such topics as growing flowers, trees, fruit and your own vegetables.   We will also be providing free information on how to maintain your plants, trees, shrubs and lawns along with invaluable tips on tool maintenance and ...