Soil Preparation for Growing Potatoes

Soil Preparation for Growing Potatoes
The Staple diet for every Irish family! Potatoes are such a versatile vegetable take it is easy to find a use from them from one day to the next. Be it chips, roasties, mash, wedges, crisps or boiled potatoes you can easily grow your own potatoes in your garden and harvest them as you need ...

How to Store Lawn Seed

How to Store Lawn Seed
If you have a bag of lawn seed left over from the summer months and are wondering how best to store it then look no further as we can quickly outline the basic steps required for storing your own lawn seed at home: Firstly you will be happy to know that lawn seeds can remain ...

Put away the Shovel & Try the No Dig System

Put away the Shovel & Try the No Dig System
As we head towards the spring we can turn our attention to preparing the vegetable garden for the forthcoming growing season. This can be a pain in the side for gardeners as the shear work load involved in preparing; turning, cultivating, weeding and raking the vegetable plot can really take its toll. The shovel can ...

What is a Gazebo?

What is a Gazebo?
A Gazebo is a garden structure that has been around in gardening circles for decades. They were used originally as focal points in large estate gardens to draw visitors out into the garden and to encourage better use of the space Famous landscape gardeners such as Sir Lancelot ‘capability’ Brown would use such features in ...

Lavender – Lavandula Hidcote Plant Profile

Lavender - Lavandula Hidcote Plant Profile
Lavender Shape & Size Grow Lavender seeds or plant and they will grow into full size plants with 5 years Final Height: 10 – 50cm Final Spread: 50 – 100cm Growth: Moderate / Slow Most Lavenders can take about 5 years to fill out. It is important to stay on top of pruning to keep ...

Playground Mats of Safe Play

Playground Mats of Safe Play
To make the most out of your garden you should try to ensure that there is something there for everyone to enjoy. For children, fun can be found almost anywhere in the garden, with adventures being played out across lawns and in amongst the beds and borders. But for adults, most enjoyment can be sound ...

Boarding for Dogs in Ireland

Boarding for Dogs in Ireland
One thing that we can fail to consider when first getting a pet is that a pet is indeed for life and is will be with you all day, everyday. Dogs in particular soon become a member of the family and need attention and care on an hour basis, never mind a daily basis You ...

Wildflower Seeds & Bees in Ireland

Wildflower Seeds & Bees in Ireland
In today’s world we are all becoming more aware of the important of bio diversity, sustainability and the environment as a whole. Bees, as we know are becoming more and more endangered in recent years and their numbers have been plummeting in recent years. The reasons for this is due to the loss of wildflowers ...

Garden Chimeneas

Garden Chimeneas
For an added focal point and feature in your garden the addition of a garden chimenea or fire pit cannot be beaten. The addition of a flame to a garden creates a whole new element and will encourage people to come and gather round and enjoy both the heat and comfort that they offer The ...

Growing your Own with Plug Trays

Growing your Own with Plug Trays
Most gardeners will be familiar with plug plants and will no doubt seen a plug tray full of big leafy plug plants for sale in garden centres and around towns and town markets. Plug plants are a popular way to start growing vegetable plants for many reasons Why plug plants are a great way to ...
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