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 …

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**This Easter event is only available in Horkans Garden Centre in Turlough, Castlebar**At Horkans we believe Easter is a wonderful time of the year and this year we have a very special set of Easter events lined up for you and your family. Commencing on March 24th and running right …

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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 …

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 …