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Find Garden Inspiration at Bloom in Phoenix Park

Find Garden Inspiration at Bloom in Phoenix Park

BloomIf you’re are looking for something to do this weekend or are in need of some inspiration on how to spruce up you’re garden this summer then why not head along to the Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park. The show, which is on from the 3rd to the 7th of June, is back and bigger than ever this year and will showcase 25 large, medium and small show gardens, which will be complemented by a spectacular floral pavilion featuring 50 displays and the best of Irish plants and flowers! There will be a host of garden celebrities and experts at this years show who will give advice and talks on a range of topics such as horticulture, gardening and floristry – Speakers include…

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5 must have Spring bulbs for your garden

5 must have Spring bulbs for your garden

Must have Spring Bulbs for your gardenThe ground is looks fairly miserable and rock hard at the moment and although it seems to have gotten milder over the past few days we are still yet to see spring bulbs in full bloom and overwhelming the countryside with their colour. While we wait for the bulbs to show up we give you our top 5 Spring bulbs for your garden.

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Spring Clean your Greenhouse

Spring Clean your Greenhouse

Spring Clean your GreenhouseJust like our houses, greenhouses / glasshouses need regular maintenance and cleaning to keep them in good nick and working order. The end of Winter or the beginning Spring is a good time to clean, tidy and reorganise the inside and out of your greenhouse. It is important to get rid of all the clutter, clean the glass and create a well …

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Recycle your Christmas tree!

Recycle your Christmas tree!

Recycle your Christmas tree!By now the Christmas decorations should be packed away back into their boxes but if you didn”t manage to get out of the house last week with all the snow, problem now is what to do with your old Christmas tree? Although it just might be a bit too big to fit in your green bin, Christmas Trees can be recycled and …

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Gadget of the week: Power Plant growing machine

Gadget of the week: Power Plant growing machine

Power Plant Growing Machine

This gadget has been dubbed the ideal gift for dirty hand haters and anyone who lives in a garden-free flat. What am I talking about? – The Power Plant growing machine!

So we live in a world of technology so we shouldn”t be overly surprised by new and wacky inventions. The power plant growing machine is a device that allows you to grow …

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Turn your garden & kitchen waste into compost!

Turn your garden & kitchen waste into compost!

Thermo Compost maker on sale in Lidl

I have thought and talked about getting a compost bin but I have never gotten around to actually buying one! Well thanks to Lidl you can now buy one for €30… well €29.99 to be exact. This is seriously great value!

The composter is a ‘thermo’ composter – translated into English, it has ventilation holes for accelerated composting. It is …

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How to grow Cucumber

How to grow Cucumber

Cucumbers

My Cucumbers have come on quite well and the 1st harvest is already here! My first 4 have just been picked and are ready to use!

So how do you grow your own cucumbers? Well to grow cucumbers you will need either a glass house or a tunnel and along with moisture and rich soil most of all cucumbers need warmth to grow. There are many types of …

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How to grow Cabbage

How to grow Cabbage

Grow your own Cabbage

I planted a few cabbages again this year – both green and purple types of cabbage. So how do you go about growing your own cabbage?

First off get some seeds! The average seed packet will contain anything between 40 to 100 plants and shouldn”t cost more that €3 or €4. If you are only looking for a couple of cabbages …

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How to grow Rhubarb

How to grow Rhubarb

Rhubarb

I’ve only planted my rhubarb this year so they won”t be ready to harvest until next year. I found them very hard to establish, they kept dying back. A fungus grew which infected the plant and caused some of the leaves to discolour and die. To help them along and try rid the fungus I sprayed them with washing-up liquid and water. – This is …

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