Things to do in February

Make sure garden birds have enough food and water, particularly in cold snaps Apply organic-based fertilizers and check that plant supports are sound Continue planting trees, shrubs, fruit trees and bushes as the weather allows Prune Winter-flowering shrubs when the flowers have faded and Summer-flowering shrubs that flower on new wood. Jasmine and late-flowering Clematis can also be pruned now …

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Delightful Dahlias! – All you need to know

So you have decided to grow Dahlias, great! As many gardeners have found though, you can never just grow one! Dahlias are a gardeners dream no matter if you have expert green fingers or beginner butter fingers you will never regret growing Dahlias. They come in so many different heights, colours, shapes, sizes – a bit like us really! And the best …

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Visit to Gardens of Lake Como

Eleanor & Ray McBennett, the winners of the Holiday to Gardens of Lake Como, met up with Francis MacDonald, Travel Department in Dublin Airport to fly to Milan on May 8th 2014. “We would highly recommend this trip to Lake Como. It was so relaxing, stress free, as all the excursions were pre-paid by Travel Department.  Frances was a very helpful …

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Fun, Easy DIY Projects to do over Spring

MAKE YOUR OWN SEED BOMBS Seed bombs are best, and the most fun, when thrown into neglected roundabouts, flowerbeds and planters-anywhere that needs an extra splash of colour! Seed bombing is best done in spring and autumn. Or, time your attack to coincide with heavy rainfall. YOU WILL NEED A cup of compost A cup of clay (dig it up …