Category Archives: Gardening Articles

Outdoor Housekeeping

All herbaceous perennials are well and truly spent now. I usually enjoy cutting back and demolishing the dead stems and branches at this time of year. We all know how...
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Breaking Bud!

Growth is taking place rapidly in all corners of the garden now as the leaves break bud. If you are not now enjoying the rush of spring blossoms and colour,...
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Wedding Season is here!

        I suppose you could say that Easter heralds the start of the wedding season every year. I heard recently from a waiter in Maryborough House Hotel...
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Is it Summer already ?!

  Is this our Summer? I certainly hope not! According to Monty Don on last Friday night’s Gardener’s World, a drought warning has been issued by the Met service in...
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Stunning spring colour!

Growth is taking place rapidly in all corners of the garden now as the leaves break bud. If you are not now enjoying the rush of spring blossoms and colour,...
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Paws and enjoy

        If National Tree week eluded you another opportunity arises next Sunday to buy and plant a tree for your Mum.  Magnolias have to be the showiest...
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Tree’s a crowd!

It’s National Tree week this week. This is an annual festival organised by the Tree Council of Ireland and the theme this year is, ‘Trees – our past, our present,...
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March Mayhem!

  March is here and the growing season is now well under way outside. It also means the beginning of indoor seed growing for me, and the time of year...
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Reduce, reuse, recycle!

If you are short on space, old car tyres are ideal for growing vegetables in. They are also very useful if you have a bad back, as several stacked on...
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