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Birdland Elder Tree

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The elder is a well known hedgerow tree prized for it’s flowers in early summer and it’s berries in autumn, both ideal for making cordials, country wines, teas and cakes. Bare root trees are about 1foot / 30cm tall and 1 year old. Quick growing and reliable producer. The Birdland variety is from our own […]

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Seed and Plant Swap Event Spring 2022

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We are going to have a Seed & Plant Swap Event on Sunday the 10th of April here in the midlands of Ireland. Please watch the video below for more details and share this page with your gardening groups and friends. Thanks! More details below. Details: What? – Gardens for Life Seed & Plant Swap […]

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Currant Cuttings Red, Black & White (Pre-Sale)

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Currant are our favourite berry because it’s so productive and reliable. The berries are versatile – eaten like as is or made used in jams, cakes and even country wines. Cuttings are 20cm long and are easy to root either by starting them in a pot or by sticking them into the ground directly. Please […]

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How to Graft Apple Trees and Why

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We participated in an apple tree grafting workshop hosted by the Roscommon Produce Network. We learned how to graft any variety of apple onto a rootstock of your choice. Making your own apple and other fruit trees saves you money and most importantly it enables you to propagate and preserve old and rare varieties of […]

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5 Reasons To Go No Dig in Your Garden

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Conventional gardening methods involve backbreaking work including digging and weeding generally resulting in an endless cycle of poor to average yields, stressed plants and an off-putting amount of maintenance to keep the garden somewhat productive. This is mainly because soil disturbance interrupts the life cycles of the soil life and exposing it to UV light […]