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Winter Gardens

A famous Gardner was once asked what is favourite time of the year was , his reply was “Now”….and the funny thing about “Now” is no matter how cold it is…the garden is always in need of things to be done. For example many plants will be dormant in the Winter, meaning it is an…

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Autumn Gardening

As Autumn arrives there is a perception among many gardeners that the flowering Season is over. But there are many garden plants just getting into flower, more than one might imagine Flowers that peak in late-summer Autumn are pretty wide-ranging and Blue, is a colour that comes to the fore in Autumn, it is a strong colour…

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There Is Only One H in Humus

I’m not one for throwing around to many around to many Off putting Horticultural phrases, especially when im out working, as a Landscaper. However one word I do like to use a lot is Humus. As far as I am concerned, the more Humus, the better. I can’t get enough of it. So first off…

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Autumn Gardening

As Autumn arrives there is a perception among many gardeners that the flowering Season is over. But there are many garden plants just getting into flower, more than one might imagine Flowers that peak in late-summer Autumn are pretty wide-ranging and Blue, is a colour that comes to the fore in Autumn, it is a strong colour…

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Get your Garden ready for next year – Now!

Spring is generally thought of as the best time of the year to undertake major garden projects, but actually Autumn is the best time by far , to start a new garden project. Its actually my favourite time of the year to sort gardens out.  The reason being is the soil is now as its warmest…

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Xeriscaping – the new gardening trend

This year’s new gardening trend that is proving very popular in the UK, is a bit of a mouthful Xeriscaping , this involves using Gravel to help preserve the moisture in ones Plant Displays in the ground. This will result in your garden requiring a lot less watering , and a lot less drama if…

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Gardens Gone Mad

With the recent rise in the Housing Property Market it seems like an ideal time to look at other aspects of a house purchase, that await one when the deed is finally completed, namely the garden. I have found through bitter experience that rarely if ever, a practical budget is ever discussed during the purchase,…

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Don’t you want to Plant me?

Working as a Landscaper Gardener in Dublin the work still goes on in the garden even in January. It is even possible to add plants that will flower, and colour up these, short cold dark days. . Over the next few weeks there is more to do in the garden that you would imagine, Apple…

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New Year New Start in the…Garden

As January settles in I once again have this great urge as I look around my garden to have a change in style. The problem is I can never make up my mind what direction I want to go in.  Two years ago I was in my minimalist period then it was back to an…

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Winter Colour

The more Winter Flowering Plants in the garden the better. I know only too well, working as a Landscape Gardener in Dublin in the Winter, how dreary the garden can be, and how adding a selection of Winter flowering plants can really improve the demeanour of a Garden.  It is quite surprising when you investigate,…

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The Truth, Naturally

Eugene Higgins explains why we need to turn our backs on plastic grass and embrace what comes naturally. “When I started out in landscaping in 2000, I wanted to trade under a name that would define my desire to take a more modern approach to gardening. I needed a simple phrase that would sum up the…

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Gardening with Asthma

I thought I would revisit an article I wrote a couple of years ago…It concerns a garden that was devised specifically  for…. Asthma Sufferers…. It was featured at Bloom id say about 5 years ago…the garden in question was one which allowed people with hay fever or asthma an opportunity to step into a garden…

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Puglia & its Plants

Italian style gardens have remained a constant with me. I love there their meticulous geometric design style of straight lines and circles, there gravel courtyards, surrounded by overflowing flowers. Typical Italian gardens are made up of walls, pools, boxwood hedges, olive trees, the classic slender Italian cypresses, lavenders and ficus trees. Then there is the…

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50 Shades of Roses

The Art of Growing Roses is something that I have admired from afar. If one is going to take growing roses seriously then it requires commitment, lots of time and a bit of passion. There are though greater men than me, who understand roses and all there requirements, and one of those men is legendary…

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The Garden Colour Scene

As a young lad working in my parents Garden Centre, I had many an enquiry that perhaps, I was not sufficiently qualified to entertain. One specific one, stuck in my mind for many years, it concerned an elderly lady, who wanted to create a ..White Flowering…only planting scheme for her whole garden. This sounded at…

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The Garden Colour-Scene

The Garden Colour-Scene As a young lad working in my parents Garden Centre, I had many an enquiry that perhaps, I was not sufficiently qualified to entertain. One specific one, stuck in my mind for many years, it concerned an elderly lady, who wanted to create a ..White Flowering…only planting scheme for her whole garden.…

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Lawns, Lawns, Lawns…

Will all this Talk about Lawns…. being stressed by The Lack Of Rain… I Thought I would reflect on How Great a Grass Lawn actually is….and how it contributes to the garden….but first it’s worth pointing out that Grass Lawns have a great ability to survive drought and will survive the Summer of 2018 in…

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Gardens gone mad

The “Grass Lawn” a versatile essential part of modern living especially in Suburban Life. Taken for granted far to easily, working away 24 hours a day , requiring little or no thanks but always receptive to a bit of love . It brings life to what otherwise would be a sterile place being a home…

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Gardens gone mad

With the recent rise in the Housing Property Market it seems like an ideal time to look at other aspects of a house purchase, that await one when the deed is finally completed, namely the garden. I have found through bitter experience that rarely if ever, a practical budget is ever discussed during the purchase,…

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Evergreen Trees – The Truth

With the descent Weather holding up one tends to forget that it November is upon us but leaves are falling en mass . One of the reasons Trees loose there leaves in this part of the World is to allow much needed light into our lives , to maximise light ,when the sun up hours…

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The Energy Garden

One of Mother Earths many gifts to us is the garden it bring us so many pleasures and with a little extra effort it can produce fruits, vegetables, wine, cordials and even has the ingredients for home made plant based Shampoos, Soaps, Herbal remedies, home made pest control and compost and with the right planning…

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The Merchants of Seed

With a lot of down time in the garden recently, the song lyrics” November November its preparation its creation” came to mind while I put my “Must Get Garden List” together. Alliums bulbs for a bed that needs to be refreshed with there magnificent purple Mop Head flowers in May, a good spread of Native…

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