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This day has certainly come around quicker than expected and as of midnight on the 30th of September tap water in Ireland will no longer be free. So what are the implications for homeowners and gardeners and what can we do to lessen the financial strain? Well, the first thing to note is that...

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Filed under: News  on Tags: water chargesoctober 1st 2014irelandwater storagewater buttsreduce water usagesave moneywater bills
Before we begin I would like to extend a big well done to every participant up and down the country who volunteer their time to add an extra bit of cleanliness and beauty to our streets, villages, towns and cities. Without the great organisation and the year on year competition that makes up...

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Filed under: News  on Tags: tidy towns 2013
Really and truly mid summer’s day should be a day for resting and relaxing in the garden. It should be a day where we can all sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labour. Because, of course, by now you have sown your summer vegetables, you have weeded your herbaceous  borders and...

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Filed under: News  on Tags: hanging basketsmid summers daypoultry manureirrigation system
When I heard the June had been the wettest month on record I breathe a sigh of relief. This might seem strange, but really, having gone through such a miserable month and then being told that; ok, ‘that’s the worst it has ever been’, well, then I can at least assume that things can only get...

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Filed under: News  on Tags: 2012weatherweather predictionswash outbad weathersummer
Portarlington 2012 Spring Clean on RTE's Dirty Old Towns with Diarmuid Gavin. We at The Garden Shop have been involved with the Portarlington Tidy Towns for many years and this year Portarlington was chosen to take part in the RTE programme, Dirty Old Towns with Diarmuid Gavin.   To...

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Filed under: News  on Tags: portarlingtontidy towns2012spring cleanrtedirty old townsdiarmuid gavin