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Decorate your Garden with Plants, plus your July checklist

Though plants should form the back bone of our gardens, including features and decorative objects can add the finishing touches and give an insight to the personality of the gardener. My garden is just an extension of my own personality with plants as reminders of places visited and people met, with patio furniture made by...

Cleaning Your Paths & Patio with Peter Dowdall

Irish garden expert, Peter Dowdall, walks us through how to get your garden paths, patio and decking looking pristine for the summer. With the recent sunny days we’ve enjoyed in the weeks of late April and early May, we’re sure many of you have welcomed your garden furniture back out of the sheds, and relocated it...

Nature Will as Nature Wants; – Your May Garden Checklist

I never fail to marvel at nature. Of course we can aid our plants by providing exciting designs and by feeding, (I find April/May and August feeds to be most beneficial), weeding and pruning (no short back and sides please, just a trim after flowering) but at the end of the day, ‘nature will...

What Plant Foods Should You Use?

Irish garden expert, Peter Dowdall, talks us through his choice when it comes to feeding the plants in his garden. Peter's Plant Food Choices... Peter narrows his choice of plant foods down 3 different groups: General Purpose Flower Growth Rose Food General Purpose Plant Food It is important to have one good general purpose plant food to take...

Controlling moss growth on your lawn with Peter Dowdall

Irish garden expert, Peter Dowdall, talks about treating that stubborn moss that grows through your lawn. Peter's top lawn fertiliser pick for moss control... The GreenForce Lawn Gold range is a three step approach to the perfect lawn. Apply it on your lawn at spring, at summer and at autumn/winter. The range is environmentally sound which is what...

How to Achieve & Maintain a Great Looking Lawn

In most gardens, the lawn brings all the features together. No matter how large or small it may be, a great-looking lawn is the unifier of your garden’s overall appearance. We’ve put together a few simple steps that you can follow to help you achieve that desirable lush-green lawn, and also to ensure its maintain...

How to Grow Beautiful Roses and Your April Checklist

Roses have been loved and praised for thousands of years. They are steeped in history and ooze personality.  Wild roses bring back childhood memories and are bold, running through hedgerows at will and growing in the most obscure of places. Modern roses are relatively new to the gardening world. They are the most popular types planted...

Create a Secret Room in Your Garden – March Gardening Checklist

We have all heard of March winds and April showers - well I don’t know about you but I’ve heard and felt enough winds over the past few months to do me a lifetime so the prospect of March winds have no appeal for me. Roll on good sunny days! Some time ago I mentioned...

Planning a Garden for Kids

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I believe that gardening should be fun for both young and old, though as with many other things in life we are inclined to make gardening appear complicated. We often dwell on the negative rather than focus on the positive. When it comes to gardening I think that we would be better off viewing...

Your October Gardening Checklist with Anne McKeon

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Buy flower bulbs as early in the season as possible, as it is then that the best quality is available. Bulbs that remain in shops unsold for a while tend to get handled frequently by undecided customers and by young little hands. Reject bulbs of poor quality, as these tend to produce poor quality...
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