Category Archives: Gardening

Growing exotic seeds with a propagation kit

Some of the tastiest and most interesting fruits and vegetables are more akin to warmer climates then what we have here in Ireland and growing such plants has not been an option and can’t be done on a large scale. … Continue reading

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How to make your own garden cloche

Garden cloches are an essential tool for all gardeners as they protect delicate and tender crops in their early stages and they increase soil and air temperatures in early spring and late autumn extending the gardeners growing season. Cloches also … Continue reading

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Remember to label your plant pots

Gardening should be all about trial and error, there is no reason why every gardener shouldn’t try his or her hand at growing all manner of different flowers and fruits. The beauty of gardening is that if you do it … Continue reading

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The squirrels won’t be the only ones hibernating this winter

The chill is setting in and all ideas of al fresco dinning have long past. With the sun setting by 5pm in the evening it’s a wonder how everyone can even manage 10 minutes in the garden. With all that … Continue reading

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If your soil test shows unfavourable results, invest in some poultry manure

Poultry manure is the holy trinity when it comes to garden soil. It is so because it offers soil the three most important components. They are; nutrients, drainage and micro organisms. These three components are what good soils are all … Continue reading

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Choosing the Correct Garden Tools Prevents Back Strain

If you find yourself out amongst the trees and shrubs on a regular basis, then you are, like me, are likely to be an avid gardener. In a general sense gardening is a healthy past time; fresh air, good exercise, … Continue reading

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A Neat & Tidy Garden Starts with an Edging Shears

Garden maintenance is big business but at the best of times it is also a boring business; hours spent on hands and knees pulling weeds is not a when to pass ones time. But luckily for those in the trade … Continue reading

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New lawn Seed & Old Leaves – Hard Work for my Fertilizer Spreader

If you are like me and you happen to leave everything to the last minute then it is likely that you are facing the same lawn related problem that I am; your lovely new lawn seedlings are getting smothered by … Continue reading

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Tomato Feed – Great for More than Tomatoes

If you grow a range of vegetables and shrubs in your garden you will be glad to know that you don’t need a specialised plant feed for each of your different plants. There a number of different fertilizers and plants … Continue reading

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Winter Ideas for Hanging Baskets

Container gardening is something that can be continued right through the year and into the winter months. While the rest of your garden is sleeping you can still brighten the place up with a selection of hardy winter flowering perennials … Continue reading

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