Love Your Garden

Gardening isn’t just good for your mental health, it’s a good form of exercise. The Irish Gardener Peter Dowdall talks to some of the benefits it has on your overall health and well being.

The biggest problem we face in our garden in terms of pests is slugs and snails. Some of the nasty alcohol based pellets people use kill not only the pests but the bird and hedgehogs also. Expert gardener Peter Dowdall suggests pellets that are safe for the local environment and also give suggestions of handy home remedies.

Birds are such a lovely addition to a garden and they also do great work for you behind the scenes. Peter Dowdall gives us tips on how to attract more birds to the garden using Bird Feeders and Berried Plants.

Handy Garden How-Tos

Looking for some inspiration. Here is everything you need to create the perfect hanging basket for your summer garden.

Check out this easy way to make a homemade watering can. All you need is a clean empty container with a lid and a pin.

Learn how to propagate a plant from cuttings. It’s so simple, give it a try at home. Start with a stock or “mother” plant that is in great health and has plenty of stems, so that if one is removed, it will not harm the plant.

Check out this video on how to plant lettuce, strawberry, carrot and rosemary. These easy to grow edibles can go straight from seed to plate.

Don’t let your plants go thirsty when you’re away. Check out this handy trick to keep them well watered when you’re not around.

Learn how to grow the sweetest tomatoes for your summer salads. It’s so easy!

Did you know lavender helps you have a good night sleep? Check out our top four houseplants and their benefits.