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October in the Garden

Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in Home & Garden

October is a month of transition – a month for tidying-up, planting and getting tender plants under cover before the onset of winter. Clean up Geraniums, Cannas and tender plants before you bring them indoors, removing faded blooms and dead...

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The natural gardener

Posted on: 5th October, 2017 in Home & Garden

Composting has the greatest impact of any sustainable gardening practice. Composting recycles and enriches. It benefits the health of your soil and benefits your family at the same time. Composting kitchen and garden waste means less material going into the...

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September in the Garden

Posted on: 31st August, 2017 in Home & Garden

September is an important month in the garden when sowing new lawns and planting bulbs should be prioritised. Now is the time to plant daffodil, crocus, snowdrops and dwarf iris bulbs. It’s also the month to get hyacinths planted under...

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The summer pruning of apple trees

Posted on: 3rd August, 2017 in Home & Garden

Apple tree pruning is considered by many to be a complicated job – which it can be – but there are some key concepts that, when properly understood, will direct what action should be taken (if any) and at what...

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The Garden in August

Posted on: 3rd August, 2017 in Home & Garden

August is often one of the warmest months of the year making watering essential. Recycle grey water if at all possible. Keep containers well-watered, as they will all now have matured to their full extent and be flowering profusely I...

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New beginnings

Posted on: 3rd August, 2017 in Home & Garden

Firstly thank you all for your lovely messages and kind words regarding our little piece on Nationwide, we really appreciate it. Its funny how you can muddle along with one thing leading to another and you just keep ‘muddling’. Since...

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The natural gardener

Posted on: 4th July, 2017 in Home & Garden

Noah Chase studied horticulture at the Eden Project in Cornwall, England. He now co-manages a family run nursery, Deelish Garden Centre in Skibbereen, specialising in rare, unusual and edible plants. His passion is sustainable gardening, useful plants and care of...

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Connecting to nature is a trend worth following

Posted on: 9th June, 2017 in Home & Garden

Thomas Riedmuller is one of the founders of The Hollies Centre of Sustainability When I listened to the radio recently I heard about a shocking trend among young people – according to Dublin City University, just one in ten Irish...

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