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Fallen leaves

What to do with all those fallen leaves?

Leafmould I’m always on the look out for a bargain, so something FREE is extra appealing. One of the most important factors in successful gardening is a healthy soil. It is simply fundamental for obvious reasons. Whether you mainly grow ornamentals or edibles, that healthy soil is the key to success. Gardening involves cropping and […]

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Hebe Pink Passion

New Hebe: Pink Passion – Fall in Love with Hebes!

New Hebe: Pink Passion   There are some who doubt that anything can grow well in Ireland. Just recently, though a new Hebe, Pink Passion (TULL16) has been bred in Dublin by Tully Nurseries and it’s proving to be very popular – I can’t get my hands on one!   Hebe Pink Passion Dark stems […]

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phlox

Enjoy Phlox Paniculata – late flowering show bloom

  Flower of the week from YOUR garden to YOUR table:   12th Sept. – 18th Sept. “One of the most imposing border plants – planted in groups of three or more they are an impressive sight – their beautiful scent and flowers are highly attractive to bees and butterflies and make them a good cut […]

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radish

Sowing Your Winter Radish

Its time to go back to seed sowing – Winter Radishes Its time to sow seeds again. I have been lax in sowing seed during the last few months; and surprisingly now I have had a sudden urge to start again. Most classic radish varieties like Scarlet globe, Sparkler or French Breakfast can still be […]

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Swamp Milkweed

Boggy Ground? Make the most of it!

  Boggy Ground? Make the most of it! Here in Northern Ireland I hear people moaning all of the time about not being able to grow this and that in boggy soil. I think they are missing out! Here are some of my favourite plants that really thrive in this unique part of the world. […]

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