Green Fingers: Shady characters in your garden

Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre   I SHOULD think that there are very few gardens that are completely ideal, by which I mean you would have a sheltered, south facing garden with well drained rich...

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Green Fingers: There is a buzz about bees

Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre   THERE has been an increasing awareness about the importance of bees in our lives. To be correct, I should say pollinating insects, of which bees are but one important...

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Green Fingers: To plant a weed or knot that is the question

  Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre   THE expression “A weed is a plant in...

Wednesday, 16/09/20 - 4:43pm Read More

Green Fingers: There is always space for bulbs in your life

  Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre   THOSE involved with gardening are always planning ahead...

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Green Fingers: Cherry picking tomatoes and apples

Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre GROWING some tomatoes and having an apple tree in the...

Tuesday, 01/09/20 - 1:42pm Read More

Green Fingers: Stretching the season during a transition

  Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre   Our world was turned upside down in the...

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