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Getting Started with Chickens in the Garden
Mar 15, 2013 Chickens are healthy, hardy creatures and if you follow a few basic rules, you too can be collecting the freshest eggs in your back garden. Read our guest blog from Fiona Dillon at Hunters Lodge Living for all you need to know about keeping chickens at home. Read more
Guide to Planting Bulbs for Summer Colour
Mar 08, 2013 Angela's simple guide should put you on the right track to planting a selection of summer flower bulbs that will hopefully well surpass your expectations in the garden this season..... Read more
March in the Garden
Feb 28, 2013 I hope many of you are enjoying the beautiful colours of Spring flowering bulbs in your garden and will continue to throughout the next few months. Now to get down to business and see what jobs we have to tackle in the garden for the month of March.... Read more
Guide to Pruning Roses
Feb 15, 2013 Pruning roses is a vital step in the maintenance of a healthy rose bush, pruning will encourage the production of new blossoms and reduces the risk of diseases....... Read more
Valentines Gift Ideas 2013
Feb 11, 2013 Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, whether you’ve been married for 30 years, recently engaged, in a new relationship or trying to win the affections of one you’ve been admiring, now is your time to show or remind that special person what they mean to you. Read more
Getting off to good start with Seed Potatoes
Feb 06, 2013 Potatoes are foolproof to grow, they are one of the favourite vegetables grown here in Ireland and are both versatile and delicious... Read more
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