Real Christmas Trees - How To Care For Them
Dec 04 2023 Tom Stewart

Real Christmas Trees - How To Care For Them

At this time of year our Garden Centre is packed with beautiful fresh Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes, grown and cared for us by Brendan in Co. Cork. Some of our customers are mulling over the decision on whether to buy a traditional, fresh real tree or an artificial plastic one imported from the far side of the world - you can...

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An Easy Guide To Bareroot Plants
Nov 22 2023 Tom Stewart

An Easy Guide To Bareroot Plants

At this time of the year lots of plants, particularly deciduous plants, go dormant with the growth rate slowing right down which allows plants to be lifted from the ground without harming them. Bareroot plants are plants that have been grown in the open ground and then lifted to be transplanted during the dormant season. This is genera...

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Colourful Winter Containers
Nov 16 2023 Tom Stewart

Colourful Winter Containers

As the days shorten and the temperature drops a little we probably spend a little less time out in the garden and wet soil conditions can limit what we do regarding digging or mowing lawns or other gardening pursuits but thankfully we can still be creative and continue working with plants in containers - be that large pots, window boxe...

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Hardwood Propagation
Nov 07 2023 Tom Stewart

Hardwood Propagation

At this time of year, as the plants start to lose their leaves and begin to go dormant for the Winter is the ideal time to take hardwood cuttings from some of your favorite shrubs to increase your stock of deciduous shrubs and even fruit bushes.  You can use these cuttings, once they’ve rooted, to add to your own shrub collection or pe...

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Winter Bird Care - Feeders & Food
Nov 02 2023 Tom Stewart

Winter Bird Care - Feeders & Food

As Winter approaches it can be a difficult time for birds with the colder weather there’s more need for food to keep warm and the shorter days means there’s less opportunity for hunting and foraging for food.  Also as it gets colder some insects will go into hibernation, burying themselves underground making it difficult for birds to f...

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Wildlife Friendly Garden For Winter
Oct 25 2023 Tom Stewart

Wildlife Friendly Garden For Winter

As Winter starts to approach and we’ve had a couple of frosty mornings we tend to spend a little less time in the garden but there’s plenty we can do to create a haven for all sorts of Wildlife in our garden - be that big or small - and we’ll enjoy the many benefits from our actions.  Having a garden that provides shelter and food for ...

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