Paraic’s Plant Of The Month: April 2018

The April plant of the month is a Rhododendron called “Wine and Roses”. The Rhododendron is a large, perennial, evergreen shrub which is found mainly in Asia. It was brought to Ireland during the 18th Century as a decorative garden plant because of its stunning flowers. The Rhododendron offers attractive evergreen foliage all …

Paraic’s Plant Of The Month: February 2018

February’s plant of the month is the Crinodendron Hookerianum, also known as the Chilean Lantern Tree. Originating in Chile, it was introduced to the UK by a Cornish plant collecter, William Lobb, in 1848.  “This plant is one of my favorite spring flowering plants. Its beauty has the ability to brighten …

Paraic’s Plant Of The Month: January 2018

January’s plant of the month is the Choisya Sundance, also known as the Mexican Orange Blossom.  The Choisya Sundance offers bright, golden, evergreen foliage with a star shaped flower. The scented, golden leaves of the Choisya Sundance reveal a striking show of colour, ideal for both shaded and bright locations. It …