Green Fingers: Plant addiction is nothing to sniff at!

Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre   WE are all dependent on plants and for many...

Green Fingers: Going nuts on homegrown fruit

We were looking at some trees in the grounds of Dromoland Castle in County Clare when we wandered into the...

Green Fingers: The challenge of garden planning

HOUSES and gardens come in different sizes and, both can be designed to work, given a little thought before any...

Tuesday, 15/11/22 - 12:34am Read More

Green Fingers: Trees please

HISTORICALLY, we have had a strong connection with trees without knowing how vital they are for our existence. Besides that,...

Tuesday, 08/11/22 - 12:34pm Read More

Green Fingers: Placebo effects on gardening

DURING a warm spell while some people might have enjoyed their regular dip in the sea, I went for a...

Tuesday, 01/11/22 - 9:40am Read More

Green Fingers: Last Gasp of Autumn   

FORTUNATELY, gardening activities like the seasons are slowing down and heading into slumber mode for the winter and that means...

Tuesday, 25/10/22 - 12:58pm Read More

Green Fingers: Hedging your bets with suitable plants

Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre   THE autumn used to be a busy time for...

Tuesday, 18/10/22 - 10:41am Read More

Green Fingers: Autumn reactions and reflections

  Melanie Dool’s gardening column in association with Orchardstown Garden Centre   MOST of us know that the busy gardening...

Tuesday, 11/10/22 - 1:32pm Read More

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