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2 Year Anniversary and Plant Sale – Pick and Mix

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Gardens for Life is 2 years old now! It has been an epic journey with many gardening experiments, videos and harvests. A big thanks to all of our followers for of your encouragement. We always enjoy hearing that we’ve helped others to start their own gardens and turned to more natural approaches resulting in a […]

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Workshop – Plant Nursery and Propagation

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A week ago we ran our first in-official plant nursery and propagation workshop. As promised here is a video review and the results. Volunteers learnt the basics on starting plants from seed, potting them and how to root cuttings to turn them into plants. The aim is to enable those interested to grow their own […]

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Workshop – No Dig Lasagne Gardening

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We ran a no dig lasagne gardening workshop for PJ and Co in Ferbane Co. Offaly, Ireland. It was only a small patch for demonstrational purpose, left open to expand to the whole front garden. We got lucky, just when the rain started, the second half the day we looked at pictures, presentations and videos […]

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NO DIG Garden Summer Tour – 1 Year AFTER Mulching

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Here is a video tour of our front garden 1 year after putting down mulch. We’re only midway in the second growing season after mulching and what a transformation it has been. We’ve done almost no maintenance to keep the garden in good shape, productive and beautiful. The mulch is increasing fertility and biodiversity steadily […]

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Natures Paradigm Garden

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Gardening can be highly productive with near zero maintenance by working with nature and creating beautiful spaces in your garden. Combining methods such as ‘no dig’, mulching, insectary and polyculture planting mimicking forest systems helps to restore long term fertility and biodiversity. This new garden is to produce vegetables, fruit, herbs, plants and tubers year […]

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Plant Nursery and Greenhouse Update

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At the moment we’re clearing out the greenhouse and getting ready to start the second wave of seeds in trays. These will be repotted or planted out directly in about 6-8 weeks. In the mean time we’ll get a chance to do a bit of well overdue landscaping around the place whilst keeping the greenhouse […]