5 Reasons To Grow Your Own Food

There are so many reasons why you should grow your own food. Sowing, growing and harvesting your own fruit, herbs and vegetables reap many rewards. All you need is outdoor space (big or small), seeds, water and a little time. Combine these ingredients and soon you will have your own …

How To Grow Rhubarb

Its greenish pink to dark red coloured stalks may be tempting to your sight, but rhubarb can be even more tempting to the taste. What is rhubarb used for and how can you grow these amazing plants? How To Use Rhubarb In The Kitchen Rhubarb is a vegetable which is …

Roses: Planting, Growing And Pruning Roses

Roses add a beautiful burst of colour to every garden. If you are eager to plant roses in your garden, then ask yourself: What type of Rose are you interested in? Is it colour or fragrance you’re after? A low shrub or a tall climber? An indoor or an outdoor …

Skimmia Obsession

Paraic’s Plant of the Month: January 2020

Skimmia Japonica Obsession is my favourite garden plant for winter and spring colour.    This is a new variety of Skimmia called Obsession which provides garden joy all year round.  In August the flower buds appear and will open to produce gorgeous scented white flowers in March.  This is followed …

Paraic’s Plant Of The Month: December 2020

“The poinsettia is a beautiful indoor plant with fabulous red bracts producing a beautiful show of colour from early December through Christmas and the New Year.”Paraic Horkan The Poinsettia is a beautiful indoor plant with eye-catching red and green foliage. It originated in Mexico and it derives its name from Joel Roberts …