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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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August in the Garden
Aug 01, 2012 There is loads to keep you busy at this time of the year. Read more
Summer isn't over yet
Jul 30, 2012 Okay so we all know early summer was not a great one - and frankly we've had enough talk of all the bad weather here at CountryLife..... Read more
It's Raining. It's Pouring.
Jul 17, 2012 Some useful things to do in the garden when it’s raining....... Read more
My love affair with Rhododendrons
Apr 23, 2012 Working in Mount Congreve gardens I fell in love with ericaceous plants (acid loving) and I believe Rhododendrons and Azaleas to be some of the nicest plants on Earth. Read more
Busy as a, Wasp?
Apr 05, 2012 I have noticed Bumble bees and Wasps are out visiting our garden again...... Read more
Mind Your Own Business
Mar 14, 2012 I was out and about in my garden recently when a passing neighbour asked me “what's the name of that plant growing near your gate?" Read more
Operation Transplantation
Feb 09, 2012 I've been out and about in my garden this week moving some shrubs that have out- grown their allotted space...... Read more
Growing Plants from Seeds
Jan 20, 2012 Growing Geraniums and Lobelia from seeds is a great way to save money and still get the beautiful garden you want....... Read more
Pond at Home
Jan 11, 2012 We put in the pond fifteen years ago using a PVC pond liner. I wanted it to not only look nice but to also attract wildlife into our garden...... Read more
Watch Out for Wildlife
Dec 22, 2011 This week I was removing compost from my compost heap and disturbed a hedgehog who had decided to spend the winter sleeping off the cold weather...... Read more