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Gardening Advice Blog

Welcome to the CountryLife Gardening Blog, written by our horticulturist to provide you with the best tips & advice for all things gardening!  We have been shortlisted for Best Lifestyle Blog in the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016 Company Category. 

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February in the Garden
Feb 01, 2013 February can be an unpredictable month about the garden with the chance of winter conditions outstaying an unwanted welcome. Whatever February brings, its arrival marks the departure of winter to a time when things begin to liven up about our gardens....... Read more
Top Tips for planting Bare-Root Trees and Shrubs
Jan 14, 2013 For those of you getting active in the garden this week here are some of my top tips for planting bare-root trees and shrubs.......... Read more
January in the Garden
Jan 02, 2013 Happy New Year to you all! Angela here to try and inspire you for this month. It’s time to get out............ Read more
The Poinsettia - A Cheerful Mexican Visitor
Dec 18, 2012 December’s plant of the month is the Poinsettia. We have all the top tips on how to care for of a healthy poinsettia plant in your home this winter season........... Read more
Support Irish-Grown Trees
Nov 29, 2012 At CountryLife we are proud that our Christmas trees are Irish grown and this year’s stock will come from Coillte...... Read more
December in the Garden
Nov 27, 2012 This month’s ‘December in the Garden’ is brought to us by horticulturist Angela Slevin from CountryLife, Tullamore..... Read more
Wild Birds during the Winter Season
Nov 26, 2012 As the chill of winter sets in and makes life hard for many of our wild birds, there are numerous ways in which we can help at home during the winter season..... Read more
Prepare your planters for Spring - Video Blog
Nov 21, 2012 Watch our short video from CountryLife horticulturist Fergal as he shows you how to make a winter window box with colourful blooms right through to Spring and beyond. Read more
How to Create the Perfect Winter Hanging Basket
Nov 21, 2012 Watch as our horticulturist Fergal shows you how to create the perfect winter hanging basket. Read more
CountryLife €5000 Garden Makeover Competition - The Winner
Sep 27, 2012 Our winner, Margaret from Tipperary was about to tackle her back yard. Winning the CountryLife €5000 Garden Makeover competition came at the perfect time. Read more