Category Archive: Plants

Woodland Jewel

It really does pay to wander off the beaten track while out for a walk. On my usual walk in Donadea Forest, Kildare, I decided to go off the well-worn path in search… Continue reading

Spring is in the Air

Spring is truly in full swing all around the country at the moment. The sun is actually shining and new growth can be seen around every corner. On a recent walk in the… Continue reading

Bloom 2012 – An adventure in a horticultural playground

Although I was working while I was at Bloom this year, I did find a few stolen moments to meander around the tents and show gardens that were dotted around the Phoenix Park,… Continue reading

A rose by another name…

When you think wildlife gardens you don’t really think roses but it’s surprising how much they can add to your garden. The bright colours and intoxicating scents attract insects from all over the garden… Continue reading

Rock your Lady’s Mantel…

Alchemilla or Lady’s Mantel is an amazing green herbaceous perennial plant. It has the greenest of green leaves and these vivid acid green flowers. The flowers themselves are extremely small and almost like… Continue reading

The Power of Magnolia

On a recent class trip around UCD with my horticulture class I came across this amazing specimen of a magnolia tree planted near Belfield House. It’s a great statement tree in any garden… Continue reading

Time For Some Division

Okay this has to be the most exciting time in gardens (in my opinion anyway!). I think its so exciting because of the amount of growth and activity that is going on in the garden. I bet… Continue reading

Lets Talk About Bulbs !

Okay guys I think we should start this off with bulbs The best time really to plant bulbs is in the Autumn so that they will be well established for early spring flowers.… Continue reading