Paraic’s Tips For Your Garden In May

“March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers”Old English Proverb Welcome May! The month of May was named after Maia, the Greek goddess of spring. During May we expect to see many plants blossoming and warmer soil temperatures. Thankfully, this means we are being blessed with gardening weather. There …

Paraic’s Tips For Your Garden In March

“I love spring. Lawn grass is growing, spring bulbs are flowering, growth buds are swelling and our native wild birds are busy building this year’s nurseries.”Paraic Ah spring, such an exciting time of year! Vibrant daffodils are dancing in the wind and lambs are frolicking in the fields. We are …

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 …

Paraics Tips For Your Garden In January

“For gardening begins in January with the dream.”Josephine Nuese As we enter the New Year we are reminded of new beginnings and opportunities. Nowhere is this more relevant than in the garden in January. January is a time of preparation and planning for the year ahead. It is the perfect …

Paraic’s Plant Of The Month: August 2018

The August plant of the month is the wedding cake tree, which is also known as the cornus controversa variegata. The wedding cake tree is a small deciduous tree with beautifully layered horizontal branches. The stems and branch’s are red. This contrasts beautifully with its white, variegated foliage in spring, …