Take the mystery out of gardening and see how much pleasure and enjoyment is to be found in the garden with The Irish Gardener, Peter Dowdall's series of…
Grow Your Own Herbs in a Pot - Even if you have no garden and live in a city centre apartment , there's no reason for you not to be able to grow your own herbs and have a ready supply of fresh flavours outside your door. In this video I used a strawberry pot to grow a selection of herbs that I will use in my kitchen. It;s another Container Garden Idea
How to Change the Color of a Hydrangea - DO you have a pink Hydrangea and want to change the flower colour to blue or you want to turn a blue flowering one pink. Let me show you how, its easy. Hydrangeas are pH sensitive and their flower colour is determined by th pH of the soil. You can alter that and thus change the colour of the blooms
How to grow Lettuce and Sweet Pea from Seed - Lettuce will take about five weeks to go from seed to your plate in the kitchen and can be grown throughout the year. Sweet Peas are also easy to grow from seed and if sown during the autumn, you will have stronger plants earlier in teh following year. Have a look at this video andI will show you how easy it is to grow lettuce and sweet pea from seed.
Tips for Planting Spring Flowering Bulbs - It always pays to think ahead in the garden. The autumn is the perfect time to plant flower bulbs for masses of colour in the garden next spring. Daffodils, Tulips, Crocus, Snowdrops, Hyacinths and more can all be started in the Fall of the year for spring flowering. Have a loook at the video and I will give you some tips for planting spring flowering bulbs
How to Make Your Garden a Haven for Wildlife - We rely on Wildlife in the garden every bit as much as they rely on us. Did you know that birds and hedgehogs will feast on slugs and snails and that one ladybird can eat up to 20,000 greenfly. Be careful not to use chemicals in the garden and have a look at this video to see a few more simple things you can do to make your garden wildlife friendly.
How To Prepare Your Garden For Winter in 3 Easy Steps - Pepare your garden for winter by applying a lawn fertiliser that is lower in Nitrogen than the summer feeds. Lawn Gold Winter Protect is ideal as it also maintains correct pH to prevent moss growth. Take care to clean slippy paths and patios with a probiotic and environmentally sound cleaner and lastly protect those plants which may be at risk from low temperatures by using Horticultural fleece
How to Use Foliage plants for Colour in your Garden - Beauty in the garden doesn’t only come from flowers. Plants which provide attractive foliage can bring just as much drama and impact to your garden as flowering plants. All the plants which I use in this video are evergreen which means that they bring their magical colour to your garden during each of the twelve months of the year and don’t just provide interest over a few short months.