Green Fingers: Thyme to consider some sage advice

  Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre   WE have come a long way from when our ancestors foraged for food in the wild. As we know, for convenience and ease of acquiring food, humans evolved...

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Green Fingers: Butterflies add magic to gardens

  Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre   THERE is a lot of talk about declining insects and pollinating types in particular. I suppose if we are honest most of us would not be fussed if...

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Green Fingers: Highlights of late spring flowering plants

Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre   THERE are an abundance of flowers out during the...

Wednesday, 08/06/22 - 12:18pm Read More

Green Fingers: Plant now for continuous summer flowers

  Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre   NEVER put off planting when conditions are right...

Tuesday, 31/05/22 - 1:09pm Read More

Green Fingers: Growing pains and gains

Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre   EXTREMES in weather conditions do not suit us or...

Tuesday, 24/05/22 - 8:40pm Read More

Green Fingers: Plant for yourself and help wildlife too

Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre   THE Chelsea Flower Show run by the RHS (rhs.org.uk/Chelsea)...

Tuesday, 17/05/22 - 10:16pm Read More

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