Birdland Cottage

Next season at Birdland Cottage

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One more month and the gardening season is starting up again at Birdland cottage. First jobs here – tidy nursery and build a bigger greenhouse to grow lots of new plants. Also top up wood chips and make room new plantings between perennials all over the gardens. Not to forget the early easter egg hunt […]

Mini Projects

Insect Hotel – Video

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We built the insect hotel to create more habitat for all those bugs and critters and hopefully allow them to overwinter in our garden. Covering your garden beds with woodchip mulch also makes for great insect habitat year around. The importance of insects both to the ecosystem and to the garden can’t be understated. We […]

Videos

Repotting Plants and Mulching Potted Plants – Video

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(Scroll down for video) The importance of repotting plants: Give plants room to expand their roots and grow Prevent them from becoming pot bound (circling and entangled roots) Fresh soil and nutrients for plant vitality A bigger pot holds more soil – more soil holds more water – less frequent watering required   Mulching (for […]

Mini Projects

The famous anti slug table – Video

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This spring we’ve built an anti slug table in our nursery. The idea is to keep moving young plants out of the green house once germinated from seed. Typically they will be eaten by the local slugs quite quickly, unless put up onto the anti slug table. It provides both spacial protection by being high […]

Events

Gardening Workshop Success

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Our first gardening workshop was fully booked out and it was a great success. We got to share how a garden can improve your quality of life, low maintenance yet highly productive gardening techniques mimicking natural systems and also we got to talk a bit about our own story. A special thanks to everybody attending […]

Events

Free Gardening Workshop coming up!

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We are having a free workshop about the basics on productive and near zero maintenance gardening on Saturday in Roscommon, Ireland. Email to reserve, limited spots! Topics include: Benefits of a garden, techniques and plants. More advanced workshops to come. Please share this post! Thanks  

Videos

Chickens working in the garden – Video

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In this video we’re showing an area of our garden that was covered in deep weeds and grasses only 6 weeks ago. The chickens have done a great job once again, turning this area into fertile, ready to plant ground. They get to do all the favorite things chickens like doing, scratching, foraging and dust […]