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All plants are in 2 liter pots and at least 1 year old. Pictures of plants and video below. Please note we only post plants to Ireland and the UK. Postage is €5.90 flat-rate to Ireland and northern Ireland, to the rest of the UK it’s an additional €8. We do not spray our plants in any way, as a result leaves may have imperfections and compost in the pots includes a healthy soil life. Plants are sold in quantities of 4 and 8 due to box sizes. Orders are sent out twice a week and you will receive a tracking number by email. Please CONTACT US if you have any questions or if you want to arrange a pickup near Roscommon town. Thank You!

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Chufa is a hardy perennial producing a generous deposit of delicious starchy tubers commonly known as tiger nuts or earth
You can store rare edible tubers such as Oca, Yacon, Mashua, Chinese artichoke, Jerusalem artichoke, Ulluco, Apios etc in much
IMPORTANT NOTICE: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PRE SALE DUE TO HIGH DEMAND IN PREVIOUS YEARS AND TUBERS WILL BE
The Chinese variety of Jerusalem artichoke is uncommon in Europe and it grows very large tubers as you can see
The 2020 growing season is slowly but steadily coming to an end with the first hard frosts only around the
Horseradish is a great perennial root crop often used for seasoning & sauces. It's very hardy and requires no attention.
Excellent quality large fruits with almost zero maintenance and perennial plants. We've been growing this variety of raspberries for over
We made another country wine a couple of weeks ago in this season of plenty. This time it's a sloe
A chicken tractor is composed of a flock of chickens with a mobile coop and a mobile electric fence. The
Our next LIVE stream is going to be tomorrow on Wednesday the 7th of October at 7pm GMT. The most
We made a quick Video Tour of our multi function garden & nursery with a sneak peak at our new
The Oca Rainbow Mix includes at least 5 varieties. Oca is an ancient tuber from the Andes. It’s in the
Ideal starter kit for anyone looking to grow ancient edible tubers, a most rewarding crop for years to come. Vigorous tubers
Chinese artichokes are a reliable cropper producing lots of small tasty tubers. It's perennial and grows similar to mint so
Apios americana was also known as travelers delight and groundnut. It's a perennial plant with tubers growing underground linked like
Paskov is a Polish variety of Oca with beautiful golden red colours. It's got distinctive early & large flower with
The other day we harvested a bed of onions & carrots and freed up another bed where our broccoli had
As part of our last Ancient Edible Tubers LIVE Stream we compiled some of the best bits of our tuber
Comfrey is traditionally known as knitbone with many uses both in the garden and in the homestead. The leaves make
The next LIVE stream will be all about Ancient Edible Tubers. This includes tubers such as Oca, Mashua, Jerusalem Artichokes,
Chocolate Mint has a unique flavor excellent for tea. Vigorous rhizomes (Root cuttings) are freshly harvested on the day of
Even though winter is a cold and dark time, we always look forward to it as there is a wondrous
These blackberries are not just thornless but they have bigger fruits than their wild counterparts. Well worth growing perennial, easy
We made a video tour of the Bullaun Ark in county Galway, a small scale farm and market garden ran
Willows are ornamental yet useful in many ways. Willow cuttings can be planted by simply sticking them into the ground,
Strawberry plants are an easy fruit to grow and require very little attention, especially when planted into pots or a
Mashua (Tropaeolum tuberosum) is a vegetable that has been used by humans for 8000 years and has been in cultivation
Yacon is another one of those edible perennial tubers from the Andees. It's daisy like yellow flowers and tropical leafs
Grow 4 different varieties of Jerusalem artichokes (also known as sunroots / sunchokes) with this mega mix. Included are Fuseau,
We were LIVE on air tonight talking about Growing Food in a No Dig Garden including vegetables, fruits, berries, tubers,
Extra quick growing willow species reaching up to 12 feet / 3.6m in just one year. Can be used for
Oca is an ancient tuber from the Andes. It’s in the wood sorrel family. They are easy to grow, need
Strawberries and Cream Ocas are already running low this winter, so we will only be able to offer these with
Red Ocas are already running low this winter, so we will only be able to offer these with our tuber
This variety is rare and only available in very limited numbers for now, but next year we are hoping to
Oca is an ancient tuber from the Andes. It’s in the wood sorrel family. They are easy to grow, need
This variety is rare is only available in very limited numbers for now, but next we are hoping to offer
Mashua (Tropaeolum tuberosum) is a vegetable that has been used by humans for 8000 years and has been in cultivation
Mashua (Tropaeolum tuberosum) is a vegetable that has been used by humans for 8000 years and has been in cultivation
Also known as Sunchoke, Jerusalem artichoke is in the sunflower family. They originate from north America and were first introduced
Herman is not a common variety of Jerusalem artichoke. They originate from north America and were first introduced to Europe
White truffle is one of the more rare varieties of Jerusalem artichoke and it's in the sunflower family. They originate
Aurora Rubin is one of the more rare varieties of Jerusalem artichoke and it's in the sunflower family. They originate
Also known as Sunchoke, Jerusalem artichoke is in the sunflower family. They originate from north America and were first introduced
Our next LIVE Stream is coming up on Friday at 7PM GMT. We'll be talking about how we've been growing
We are having our very first LIVE stream tomorrow on Sunday the 5th of September at 6.30pm. The main topic
Gardening can be highly productive with near zero maintenance by working with nature and creating beautiful spaces in your garden.
Here's a brief video on how we set up our newest no dig garden on a south facing stone wall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYH3FnGl_J8 3 Part Making-Of Video Series below Vol. 1 Ground Preparation There are a lot of considerations when starting a
There are a lot of considerations when starting a garden, in particular a productive vegetable garden. Why no dig? Many
We're really getting started on our new No Dig garden now! In this video we are going to talk about
The other day we were walking around the garden giving a little tour to some friends and we couldn't believe
This year we're finally growing tomatoes again, although just a few and planted a little late as the new greenhouse
We planted some well chitted potatoes in 10 large containers and some of the same potatoes in a no dig
We've been receiving great feedback with happy customers saying that their plants have arrived in very good condition. Many of
We are going to close our summer plant sale soon and we are giving 15% off for the rest of
Zebra wood Mallow plants are perennial and dormant during the winter, but flower with many beautiful blooms throughout the growing
These are quality nursery style seed trays made of thick UV resistant plastic reusable for many years. 5x 6-Cell Seed
The elder was traditionally known as the farmers pharmacy. The flowers are medicinal and make for great summer cordials and
We made a video tour of our No Dig Pizza Garden 2 months after planting. We planted over 25 different
**** THE WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED **** 92 entries have been received and the random number generator choose numbers 17 and
Here's a compilation of our 3 part video series on how to start a no dig garden. It's been 2
We've made a video of our Woodchip Island Garden 1 year after planting. This is by far our most productive
Portuguese kale is also known as walking stick kale as of traditional use after 3+ years of harvesting. It grow
One of our favorite willows. We like to integrate it into our gardens purely because of it's beautiful and unusual
A wonderful deciduous shrub with pink flower in early summer. Great bee and insect forage.
Well known for it's edible leaves and flowers, wood mallow can grow in partial shade. It's a herbaceous perennial requiring
I made a video on the mistakes we made after setting up one of our No Dig gardens, so that
Container gardening can be a convenient way to grow greens, herbs, even carrots and strawberries in previously unproductive spaces, for
Please note that tubers will become available from late November! Oca is an ancient tuber from the Andes. It’s in
Please note that tubers will become available from late November! Oca is an ancient tuber from the Andes. It’s in
Please note that tubers will become available from late November! Oca is an ancient tuber from the Andes. It’s in
Purple Lilac has a long flowering period between July and August. It is a valuable food source for pollinators such
Comfrey is traditionally known as knitbone or boneset with many uses both in the garden and in the homestead. The
White Lilac has a long flowering period between July and August. It is a valuable food source for pollinators such
A herbaceous perennial best known for it's beautiful flowering stalks ranging in colour from yellow to orange and red.
Another beautiful zero maintenance plant flowering from mid summer. Seeds can easily be collected and used in baking bread and
Here is a little update on our summer plant sale. A great thanks to all of you that have bought
Buddleia is an attractive ornamental with a wonderful aroma when in bloom. It's flowers are adored by butterflies as they're
Hollyhocks are herbaceous perennials with beautiful flowering stalks that come in many colours. Vigorous bare root plants are freshly harvested
These blackberries are not just thornless but they have bigger fruits than their wild counterparts. Well worth growing perennial, easy
Hollyhocks are a traditional cottage garden flower. It's a herbaceous perennial flowering plentiful along multiple stalks for a long period
Hollyhocks are a traditional cottage garden flower. It's a herbaceous perennial flowering plentiful along multiple stalks for a long period
Hollyhocks are a traditional cottage garden flower. It's a herbaceous perennial flowering plentiful along multiple stalks for a long period
A lovely stripy version of the Wood Mallow. It's a herbaceous perennial requiring low maintenance and the flowers attract pollinators
A culinary herb often seen in the mediterranean grows very well in our cold temperate climate. It's a woody perennial
Yet another multi functional plant with it's medicinal properties. The flowers attract pollinators to your garden and the roots can
Echinacea is a multi purpose plant. It's a beautiful perennial and medicinal plant attracting many beneficial insects to the garden.
It's a lovely ornamental plant with a strong smell. Wormwood is a medicinal plant and it attract beneficial insects to
These grow into a small tree well known for their sweet aromatic edible roots which used to be the number
These roses have been growing in our front garden for over 40 years and it's beautiful flowers are attracting lots
Rhubarb is a hardy perennial plant native to central Asia requiring no maintenance and provides an abundant harvest year after
The Salmonberry is a north American raspberry known to have been collected by natives during salmon runs, this is how
Pineapple mint is a wonderfully decorative plant as well as having a unique smell and flavor especially in teas. It
Black currant berries are packed with vitamins and it's the best berry for use in the kitchen. All currants are
Ice is a cross between lemon balm and mint. It has a potent fresh smell of lemons and great flavour
Pepper mint is traditionally known as a cooling herb reducing fevers and it has many health benefits along with a
White currant berries have a unique flavor. They are sweet and can be eaten directly off the plant when ripe.
Red currant berries have an intense sweet but tart flavour. Same as white currants, the berries grow in bundles which
Oca is an ancient tuber from the Andes. It’s in the wood sorrel family. They are easy to grow, need
Yarrow is a ornamental wild flower with many uses. Vigorous plants are freshly harvested on the day of purchase and
These plant labels are longer than normal labels giving you more space to write the name of the plant and
Beautiful ornamental both an abundant food source bees and other insects, also a nitrogen fixer making your garden soil a
Yarrow is a ornamental wild flower with many uses. Vigorous plants are freshly harvested on the day of purchase and
Willows are ornamental yet useful in many ways. Willow cuttings can be planted by simply sticking them into the ground,
We are now using wooden labels because they are actually more durable than plastic ones and you can write on
In this video we're showing you 8 different berries we've been growing in our gardens. These are all easy to
This micro food forest came into existence by accident! We had some compost and leaf mould left over from a
Strawberries are the first of many berries we are enjoying from our garden in early Summer. In this video we're
What's the worse weed in your opinion? Let us know in the comments on youtube or facebook! I believe we
Only 5 weeks ago we planted a number of vegetables in our new no dig garden along a south facing
We've finished our newest no dig garden and planted it up with about 30 different vegetables and herbs. We went
Did you ever grow potatoes? If not don't worry, potatoes are easy to grow in containers! It's an ideal method
Just as nettle tea is good for you, it is also good for your plants! In this video we'll show
Here's an update video on the Pallet Tables from 6 weeks ago. The results are both amazing and not so
These are quality nursery style plant and flower pots made of thick UV resistant plastic reusable for many years. 5x
These are quality nursery style plant and flower pots made of thick UV resistant plastic reusable for many years.  
We're always looking for plants, seeds or cuttings and we're happy to barter or exchange for items of similar value
The Mint tea mega mix includes 6 different varieties of mint. Moroccan mint, Egyptian mint, Pineapple mint, Spearmint, Peppermint and
Please see check shop for 6 different types of mints to choose from: Spear Mint, Pineapple Mint, Pepper Mint, Ice
Spear mint is famous for it's flavor and is often added to chewing gum. It also makes for a nice
Pineapple mint is a wonderfully decorative plant as well as having a unique smell and flavor especially in teas. It
Egyptian mint is not very well known in Europe. It's attractive velvet soft leaves and unique aroma tell a story
Ice is a cross between lemon balm and mint. It has a potent fresh smell of lemons and great flavor
Moroccan mint is the king of mints widely known for it's superior flavor. It can be prepared as a tea
Pepper mint is traditionally known as a cooling herb reducing fevers and it has many health benefits along with a
We decided to make a more detailed and flashier chicken tractor video. The chickens are helping us to prepare the
In this video we're showing you how to start 7 different edible tubers including the Potato, Oca, Mashua, Ullucus and
Fig trees were rather common in walled estate gardens during the 18th century and some are still standing today. Nowadays
Here's our first tour of the nursery greenhouse at the beginning of the 2020 growing season. Since early March we
Latin name: Helianthus tuberosus There are 6 different varieties available in our SHOP. Also known as Sunchoke or Sunroot, Jerusalem
We decided to bring part of our veg patch directly to the backdoor of our house. This makes it so
In this video we're talking about 5 medicinal herbs that help your body fight viruses and bacterial infections. These herbs
We have been growing Jerusalem artichokes for 5 years now and we have added 4 more varieties in the last
Here's how the seed swap works: 1. Enter seed swap below and await email instructions. 2. Send us your spare
If you're stuck at home and you want to eat quality fresh greens every day without having to go to
This is one of our favorite and not very well known vegetable which is slightly sweet and has a texture
It's a good time of the year to think about growing some fruits for the summer. Nothing beats that pure,
Comfrey is traditionally known as knitbone or boneset with many uses both in the garden and medicinally. The leaves make for
Announcement of Winners: The winners of our Spring Seed Giveaway 2020 are K. Poulsen and Lorraine Gallagher. Congratulations to both
Here's the 4th volume of our Q&A sessions. This time it's all about medicinal plants such as flowers, herbs, roots
In this 3rd Q and A session, i'm answering questions about our little personal plant nursery, starting plants from seed
What are you growing this 2020 growing season? In this lengthy video we are going to show you our seed
Today's questions and answers session is all about growing food such as fruits, berries, vegetables and herbs in a mulched
This is the first of our questions and answers sessions. We have received nearly 30 questions on the topic of
We like to grow food in small spaces as we are expanding our gardens bit by bit. In a previous
  Our names are Martin and Bianca and we are based in Roscommon, Ireland. From an early age we spent
At Birdland cottage we up-cycle and carefully handcraft decorative, yet useful items such as cans, bottles and bird houses. These
Happy New Year and an Abundant New Growing Season from Birdland Cottage! The winners of the ancient vegetable grow challenge
Saving your own seeds from plants in your garden has many advantages: -Your plants will adapt to your local condition
At Birdland cottage we up-cycle and carefully handcraft decorative, yet useful items such as cans, bottles and bird houses. These
At Birdland cottage we up-cycle and carefully handcraft decorative, yet useful items such as cans, bottles and bird houses. These
Apios americana is also known as ground nut and it's old folk name is travelers delight. It's a rare edible
Latin name: Smallanthus sonchifolius or Polymnia sonchifolia Yacon is now available in our SHOP, however only in very limited numbers
--- Notice --- This plant sale is now over. Please feel free to CONTACT US if you are local and
Vigorous root cuttings are freshly harvested on the day of purchase and posted unwashed for extra preservation. In this ad
Yarrow is a ornamental wild flower with many uses. Vigorous plants are freshly harvested on the day of purchase and
Autumn is a great time of the year to save seeds. Whether annual or hardy perennial, most flowers and vegetables
One of the easiest and most rewarding vegetables we've ever grown is the pumpkin. We planted 7 different varieties into
With winter slowly but surely approaching at the of October here in Ireland, our plant nursery and greenhouse are finishing
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We made a video harvesting and planting of our No Dig sweet corn. It was planted into our woodchip mulched
Weeds, or as we like to call them undesirable plants normally don't grow in our gardens because we don't dig
We made a new No Dig potato harvest video and we are delighted with the results of our little experiment.
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If you like cabbage, kale is a must have in your garden. It is very tender, healthy and full of
Yesterday we harvested well over 100,000 (500 grams) red russian kale seeds without any effort or maintenance from about 10
We're honored to be invited to give a talk at the upcoming Transition Longford Conference in Ireland this weekend. The
Are slugs the bane of your existence? Here are 9 tips to reduce slug impact on your garden naturally. Do
In this video we're showing how we turned a patch of waste ground into a useful and beautiful new space.
Late summer is best time for saving most perennial flower seeds as they will have gone dry and ready to
Freshly cut logs of hard wood can inoculated within 4 weeks of cutting down. In this case used sycamore wood.
A week ago we ran our first in-official plant nursery and propagation workshop. As promised here is a video review
We have published a summer update video on our living willow structures featuring some of the willow arches in our
Earthworms are the gardeners best friend and they are the primary decomposers in our temperate climate. Worms are efficient at
Willows are ornamental yet useful in many ways. Willow cuttings can be planted by simply sticking them into the ground,
We ran a no dig lasagne gardening workshop for PJ and Co in Ferbane Co. Offaly, Ireland. It was only
This is our small scale personal nursery where we grow common and unusual plants using various propagation methods i.e. growing
Never water your garden again! In this video we'll show the moisture held below the surface of our No-Dig mulch
Here is a video tour of our front garden 1 year after putting down mulch. We're only midway in the
We're only midway in the second growing season after mulching and what a transformation it has been. We've done almost
Oxalis Tuberosa Available seasonally in our SHOP from November to April. Oca is an ancient tuber from the Andes. Whilst
This June we made a batch of elderflower wine. Here are basic instructions, a recipe and pictures on how to
At the moment we're clearing out the greenhouse and getting ready to start the second wave of seeds in trays.
Raspberry Heaven is buzzing! The raspberry plants have grown to enormous proportions in this area of the garden where it
Another small no-dig and near zero-maintenance garden started in the beginning of June. We have planted a diverse polyculture and
This is a small no-dig and near zero-maintenance garden started at the beginning of June. It has proven itself extremely
This is a very small no-dig and near zero-maintenance garden started in mid June. The aim is show that high
Another small no-dig and near zero-maintenance garden started in the middle of June. Please note that new pictures will be
In this video we're demonstrating something a little different than our other no-dig videos. Here we're showing you how to
In this video i'm showing how to pot up seedlings for moving outdoors into the nursery. Most importantly, no more
We've got potatoes growing in our mulched gardens, most of these come back year after year. Unfortunately a few got
In this video i'm showing you how to take cuttings and prepare them for rooting to turn them into free
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Making delicious cordial is easy and simple. Elderberries like many other berries make for a great cordial for the winter
Planting vegetable seedlings in woodchip mulch is easy and extremely low maintenance. The plants almost never need watering or weeding,
In the greenhouse we are growing mostly perennial plants, fruit and vegetables from seed and get them planted out into
IBC tanks are great value for storing rain water. When kept in a greenhouse they also store the suns heat
Intro - Mulching (video below) and planting perennial plants, storing water in barrels, IBC tanks and ponds all help to
Latin name: Malva Sylvestris The Mallow flowers come in many forms and many colours. Great plant to have in any
We made a video showing our lawn to no dig abundance garden one year after it has been mulched. The
Mulching using woodchips on garden beds and even with potted plants has many advantages: Long term fertility Stop sun from
We came across this amazing animated short film showing how important the health of the soil life is and how
Advantages Great for beginners - can be done any time and anywhere, even on a balcony or on a window
We're tidying our little plant nursery and made some surprising discoveries. Despite a lot of losses mostly due to the
A great thanks to those who entered the last tuber giveaway for this spring, more to come next tuber season
Winter finally appears to be coming to a finish and to kick off the new 2019 growing season we are
When using woodchip mulch in your garden the weeds are easily pulled up, even if neglected for long periods of
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Thank you for your order, it will be posted out in the next 1-2 working days. Please let us know
Hi All, Just a quick reminder, today is the last day of our special offer. All orders placed today receive
Latin name: Lathyrus tuberosus Whilst garden peas are commonly grown both for edible pods and seeds, sweet peas are not
Hi Everybody, We're doing a special offer in our little online shop. All orders placed before the 3rd of March
Here is a very short film about Forest Gardens featuring Martin Crawford. It's an amazing and inspiring place! One day
Today, we are contributing to the World Radio Day with this quick 3 minute talk about how gardening can improve
Tropaeolum tuberosum Available in our SHOP. Mashua is a vegetable that has been used by humans for 8000 years and
We've been asked to speak about simple steps people can make to start a garden on Athlone Community Radio for
Achillea millefolium Available in our SHOP. A perennial white flower that grows wild in Ireland and it's latin name 'millefolium'
Congratulations to the winners, Sindy W. and Antoinette R. We will contact you shortly! Thanks to everybody for participating! Happy
Happy Christmas and an abundant new year from Gardens for Life. We want to thank everybody for following our journey
Yet another quick afternoon project sorted. We repotted some hardy kiwis (Issai) and grape vines last year. Lots of compost
One more month and the gardening season is starting up again at Birdland cottage. First jobs here - tidy nursery
This giant potato plant started life as a tiny volunteer. It happened to be in one of the plant pots
What are your top 3 favorite fruits / berries from the garden? 🍒🥝🍍🍇🍅🍏 🤔 Hard to choose, there's so many!
We went for an afternoon of wild mushroom foraging with Irish mycologist and mushroom expert Bill O'Dea. It was a
Mashua (Tropaeolum tuberosum) is a vegetable that has been used by humans for 8000 years and has been in cultivation
We made a quick video update of the plant nursery and on how to reduce watering of potted plants in
Autumn is a season of plenty. We are always exploring new ways to utilize and preserve the gardens treasures. One
Hi All, We are giving away one of our roosters as he got excommunicated from the group recently and he
We like to turn unused spaces into productive ones. It's amazing how much can be grown in a 3 by
We built the insect hotel to create more habitat for all those bugs and critters and hopefully allow them to
(Scroll down for video) The importance of repotting plants: Give plants room to expand their roots and grow Prevent them
Currants really do grow in near complete shade, although not very productive. All currants leaf out very early in spring
Saving seeds from plants in your own garden has many advantages. Your plants will adapt to your local condition and
Thanks to everybody who came to the workshop about plants last Saturday. Congrats to all winners of the raffle and
Calendula officinalis Calendula, also known as common Marigold are a welcome ornamental addition to the garden. Besides being nice to
After 2 months of rooting these cuttings, it's now time to pot them up giving them more space to expand
What is Oca? Where does it come from? In this video we are talking about this curious and delicious tuber.
Hi All! It's been a while since our last workshop, we have been flat out busy doing outdoor work with
Congratulation! 😀 10 winners have been randomly selected from list of participants! We will email each winner in next few
Rheum rhabarbarum Rhubarb is a hardy perennial plant native to central Asia requiring no maintenance and provides an abundant harvest
Borago officinalis Borage is also known as star flower because of it's 5 petaled blue flower (also white) and it
This spring we've built an anti slug table in our nursery. The idea is to keep moving young plants out
Gallery and video - A compilation of a few pictures from around Ireland with a Irish soundtrack (The Fureys -
This short video compilation of swarms of thousands of Starlings was made a few years ago in the midlands of
We made a quick video harvesting our no-dig potatoes. They have been grown with zero maintenance and no spraying of
One of our younger roosters has crowed for the first time today, turns out very funny when compared to the
Making Soil - Auto Compost - Woodchips turned into soil in only 6 months! Here is a 1 minute video
Last July we spotted a Goldfinch in our garden eating thistle seeds. He will probably still be spreading them though
In this video we're showing an area of our garden that was covered in deep weeds and grasses only 6
Great Video! We've been experimenting with grafting in the our gardens this year, we will keep you up to date.
Feeding the birds during cold spells and snow helps them a lot to get through the winter. Please share to
Allium tricoccum It takes 7 years to grow into full sized plants. It only leafs out for 1 month of
Ziziphus jujuba - Mill Fruit Tree native to China, commonly consumed fruit in Asia and a very tough plant. Li
Our first gardening workshop was fully booked out and it was a great success. We got to share how a
We are having a free workshop about the basics on productive and near zero maintenance gardening on Saturday in Roscommon,
We're entering this years pallet up-cycling challenge at the Roscommon lamp festival. We have two entries - an insect hotel
Planting a fruit tree well and kick starting it's life couldn't be simpler. It's a once off investment and you
We wish all you gardeners and homesteaders a happy and abundant new year for 2018! Upon reflecting on 2017 gone
This short but amazing botanical animation 'Story of Flowers' is a journey into the mysterious world of plants. Please share!
Once upon a time when we were looking for a place of our own, our friends said to us -
It's always exciting to discover new forms of wildlife in our gardens and we've been looking forward to this day.
To make the famous onion slices is simple enough, however it can take a couple of hours. It's a very
When paying attention to the kind of plants that are naturally growing in a place, a lot can be said
We got several boxes of apples from our kind neighbors whom we will happily return some of the resulting preserve
This is an interview with Bianca and Martin on the Athlone community radio, Roscommon Ireland -  This was a great
6 Tips for attracting Winter Birds! 1. Know their tastes. Winter birds love seeds! You can find seeds by the
We got a box of eating apples from a friend with a surplus and made 10 liters of real apple
Grow it Yourself Athlone is a group that organizes casual gatherings to discuss all things related to gardening, food and
Here's a way to propagate roses the inexpensive way. It would be most successful with softwood cuttings in late spring
In the spring time and the early summer we had been looking at this tree on our property and we
Plenty of pumpkins or winter squash in 2017 with literally zero hours of maintenance and therefor making it a great
This garden bed was built with a south facing aspect and without digging the soil below it. We simply layered
Just a thought with the hurricane here in Ireland this weekend. Growing your own vegetables and fruits has many benefits
We have put together a collection of bee friendly plants for your garden, these include: Calendula / Marigold, chives, wild
We have come a long way since these pictures were taken in 2010. It was a tremendous amount of work
The proof is in the raspberry! Since it's the time of year to harvest autumn raspberries, this is a great
Seed saving in your garden is a great way to extend one growing season into the next. With peas and
This little project is more of an experiment involving a large quantity of seeds to plant a diverse polyculture on
There is also a video a few swarms of starlings taking off under this gallery. Please note that new pictures
Here is a cheap and easy way to root plant cuttings and multiply your plants in a matter of a
Growing potatoes in bucket is certainly not something new, however it can be handy way of making use of sprouting
Wild garlic is a delicious addition to the seasonal pallet and the young leafs have the most potent flavor around
A bee is said to make three journeys in order to bring one drop of nectar to the hive; 25,000