Gardening Advice & Tips for Irish Gardeners

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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Who would have thought that it would be the dry conditions and not the usual rain that put a halt to my grass cutting plans. This summer the 2 weeks of dry weather has caused grass to dry up and go dormant. In these conditions, thest lawn care tip I can give is to leave your grass uncut...

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Whether its planting combinations, ideas for garden features for just for a bit of inspiration, the Chelsea Flower Show never fails to impress. This Year, in the depths of a recession and with the bad weather doing its best to dampen everyone’s spirits, the show has once again come up trumps....

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Community spirit will be alive and well in Portarlington over the coming weekend as people all over the town give up their free time to give something back to their neighbourhood as the annual ‘Spring Clean Up’ gets back under way. is a sponsor and organiser of...

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With the year of the gathering bringing family and friends, long lost relatives and groups of people from all over the world back together taking place in Ireland this year, it would appear that our feathered friends have similar plans up their wings with huge number of birds been seen flocking...

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The weather may not agree that it is February but my calendar does so that is reason enough to turn my attention to the gardening year ahead. February is a time to begin planning out what you want from your garden over the coming months. If you are growing vegetables, now is the time to choose...

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Over the past few days we have all been paying particularly close attention to the weather forecast. With images of snow covered fields coming from England and Met Eireann suggesting that we could be next in line by the middle of next week; many of us will be holding our breath. As a gardener I...

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We are a bit late this year but now the garden centres are stocked up and the bare root season can begin. This means gardeners around the land will be busy digging trenches and preparing planting holes for a whole range of hedging and tree species. Bare root plants are plants sold in a garden...

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A common tendency of gardeners and garden designers this time of year is to buy and plant trees and shrubs with great autumn colour. Everyone is seeking out the best trees and shrubs to add an element of the autumnal to the garden. This year has proven to be a particularly good year for autumn...

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There are many wild birds found throughout Ireland and many of these birds are common in back gardens across the country. It is possible to attract these wild birds into your garden with the different range of bird food available. Today on the Garden Shop we want to give you a simple...

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