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Rootstocks Explained

Rootstocks are essentially used to control certain aspects or features of fruit trees such as size, hardiness and disease resistance. They have other specific influences such as winter hardiness, early yield, good fruit size, phytophora and collar rot resistance, replant disease tolerance and mildew and woolly aphid resistance. The one thing they all have in common is that they produce ...
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Let’s Celebrate Tree Week 2015

Trees and wildlife You probably knew that trees were good for wildlife, but did you know just how good? For example, the common English Oak (Quercus robur) can support hundreds of different species, including 284 species of insect and 324 taxa (species, sub-species, and varieties) of lichens living directly on the tree. These in turn provide food for numerous birds …

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Top 20 Plants as chosen by YOU!

We asked, you answered, we listened! Here is a list of the top 20 plants as chosen by you! (Don’t forget to read our blog on how to choose a rose!) 1. Roses (General) 2. Rock and Roll Rose 3. Fragrant Roses 4. Sweet William 5. Venus Fly Trap 6. Daffodils/Narcissi 7. Lavender 8. Lily 9.  Hydrangea 10. Hyacinth 11. Helleborus 12. Aquilegia 13. Delphinium 14. Lupin 15. Orchids  16. Camellia 17. Stipa Gigantea 18. Cyclamen  19. Japanese Maple 20. Pansies Thank you …

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Jimi Blake’s Top 10 Plants for Late Summer Flowering

Hunting Brook Gardens, one of Ireland’s best loved contemporary gardens, is neatly tucked into the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, close to Blessington village (on the Dublin side). Lovingly created by Jimi Blake, the gardens are an extraordinary rich and multi-layered experience. Check out the website to get a better visual appreciation of this wonderful garden. This month Johnstown has …