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Aboretum's Plants are now "Smart"

If your plants could speak, what would they say? Award Winning App SmartPlant is now live on Amazon Alexa, helping anyone, anywhere keep plants alive Under Embargo until 23rd May 2018 - London, UK. Over the past few years, the plant world has embraced a glistening array of innovative gadgets and gizmos, but having your very own green-finger...
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By Siobhan Mockler
  12/06/2018 at 14:29 pm

The Winner of our Garden Makeover

What a glorious day it is. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the roses smell quite divine if I do say so myself. Could this Monday get any better? Well for one happy customer it just did. Marie Dowley from Carrick-on-Suir entered our draw to win a Spring Garden Makeover worth €3,000 and today she finally got to come in and claim her voucher. In ...
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By Siobhan Mockler
  29/05/2018 at 08:42 am

The Business Picnic 2016

The Business Picnic 2016 Monday June 20th 6.00pm - 9.30pm, Arboretum Leighlinbridge The Business Picnic is a free event designed to encourage professional connections in an informal setting. Open to businesses all over Ireland, the Picnic aims to encourage future business development, not just in Carlow, but nationally. Hosted by Anton Savage, with co...
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By Arboretum
  25/05/2016 at 14:13 pm

There is a rose for every purpose

  Eamonn Wall - Head of Horticulture You will be pleasantly surprised when you find out just how versatile garden roses are, with their adaptability to grow in a wide range of growing conditions. Once you establish what purpose you want your garden rose for, simp...
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By Eamonn Wall
  22/07/2015 at 16:46 pm

Garden in January

  Rachel Doyle January is the perfect time to start planning ahead for your spring garden. It may be cold, dark and frosty out there and there are some jobs that need to be delayed but there is still lots of things you can do now if you have the time. Gettin...
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By Rachel Doyle
  15/01/2015 at 11:20 am

Essential Care of Houseplants

  Eamonn Wall - Head of Horticulture The most important considerations when choosing house plants is that they will survive in our living conditions. We must remember that many house plants naturally grow in warmer climates; hence we must be able to provide them w...
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By Eamonn Wall
  14/01/2015 at 15:32 pm

Topiary Bay

  Rachel Doyle As we are now getting ready for the Christmas festivities Bay Laurel (Laurus Nobilis) comes onto centre stage as a superb architectural tree to decorate your...
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By Rachel Doyle
  10/12/2014 at 16:22 pm

Skimmias for winter colour

The quiet and distinguished Skimmia is a superb plant for the winter garden. They have good sized smooth green leaves, a neat, generally domed shape, and flowers in spring. In some varieties there are both male and female forms, both have flowers but only the females have fruit. There are hermaphrodite (combined male and female) forms now available, so it is possible to...
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By Arboretum
  20/11/2014 at 14:50 pm

Planting Shapes In Your Garden

Most plants have a loosely defined shape that may be roughly described as, for example, domed or rounded. There are also plants that are so informal that they fling themselves every which way and are loved or hated in accordance with your nature. A few plants have very noticeable shapes that are very useful in the garden. These tend to keep their shapes all year through...
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  10/09/2014 at 15:12 pm

Experience Homegrown

  Eamonn Wall - Head of Horticulture I remember starting out in horticulture many years ago, and the negative connotations associated in growing your fruit and vegetables. Lots of hard work and we just don’t have the time. During the Celtic years many people we...
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By Eamonn Wall
  10/09/2014 at 13:50 pm

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