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How to Start Composting

Whether you’re a beginner gardener or a seasoned expert, you’ve probably heard of the concept of composting. But what is compost and why is it beneficial to vegetable gardens and the environment? We’ll explain what this magical substance is and how you can start making your own compost at home for your backyard garden. What is Compost? ...
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By Barry Doyle
  18/08/2019 at 16:51 pm

How To Grow Roses From Cuttings

Did you know that you can start new rose bushes from cuttings of your existing roses? The idea of growing roses from cuttings, also known as propagating roses, is fairly simple though can be tricky to execute. The process involves taking cuttings of healthy stems of roses from this year’s crop and placing...
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By Barry Doyle
  01/08/2019 at 20:25 pm

Gardening Tips for Every Season

Having a home garden is a wonderful way to brighten up your house whether you have a flourishing backyard garden or a lively indoor garden. Growing your own fruits and vegetables is not only a sustainable method of growing food, but offers a rewarding feeling when you get to taste the fruits of your labour (pun intended!). But how do you ensure that all your spring gard...
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By Barry Doyle
  25/06/2019 at 12:09 pm

Urban Gardening When Living in an Apartment

For some of us, growing our own vegetables is a fantasy we only dream about. In order to have a prosperous garden, you need to have a big backyard or a lot of outdoor space, right? Wrong! Nowadays, it's becoming easier to have your own indoor garden, even in an urban space or in a small apartment. Here are a few tips for you to maximize a small space and turn it int...
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By Barry Doyle
  16/04/2019 at 19:08 pm

Gardening Tools for Beginners

10 Essential Gardening Tools for Beginners Want to start gardening, but unsure where to start? We’ve put together a list of the 10 essential gardening tools for beginners. Whether you want to plant rose bushes and flowers around your backyard or grow your own vegetable garden, these tools will help you get started. 1. G...
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By Barry Doyle
  22/03/2019 at 14:10 pm

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

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

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