Defensive Planting For Home Security

The ever-increasing popularity and sophistication of gardening has not gone unnoticed by the criminal world in Ireland. Garden crime is a reality, with over 2 million euros worth of garden machinery, tools, bicycles, lawn mowers and garden ornaments stolen in Irish gardens every summer. According to An Garda Síochána, the most likely …

The Spread Of Japanese Knotweed

Japanese Knotweed is a fast-growing plant. It is covered in white flowers from July to November, propagating itself all summer long. It produces edible, asparagus like shoots and forms large, bamboo like stems that grow up to 7 feet tall in one season… what’s not to like ? Well… Japanese Knotweed is …

Paraic’s Plant Of The Month: June 2018

The June plant of the month is the Gazania Giant Orange, a member of the Asteraceae family. A native of South Africa, the Gazania Giant Orange creates a stunning show of colour in a warm, sunny position in the garden. It has a dramatic, daisy-like bloom and comes in shades of …

“Summer Colours” Demo

Adding a splash of colour to your garden this summer is simply done with the right aids. Thankfully, at Horkans, we have everything you may need to add beauty, colour and energy to your outdoor space. We stock an impressive range of plants that are high in value and high in …

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Paraic’s Tips For Your Garden After The Snow

A breathtaking white winter wonderland descended upon Ireland last week… in the first week of March!!! What does this mean for our beautiful spring gardens? Below we have compiled our top tips for caring for your garden during and after the icy weather.  Post Snow Gardening Tips  Remove the heavy …