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Prune your blackcurrant bushes

Prune blackcurrant bushes to encourage lots more fresh, young growth next year and bumper crops to match.

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Soil testing

Test your soil now to get to know it and understand fully what it is capable of. You can do two types of test to find out about what’s under your feet: the texture test, and a simple pH test using a kit from the garden centre here in Boyle and Lanesboro Road, which will tell you how acid or alkaline your soil is.

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Garden Bird Event

It's th time of year to think about our feathered friends , so if you like to encourage birds into your garden make sure you pencil Sunday 26th November in your diary. We're delighted to have Jamie Durrant from BirdWatch Ireland...

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Cheer up your doorstep or patio!

Plant up winter pots to cheer up your doorstep and patio right the way through the coldest months of the year.

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Britain in Bloom

Eight towns in Northern Ireland have won through to the finals of the Britain in Bloom competition – with Hillsborough going one further and battling it out for the title of Champion of Champions.

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Booking essential.

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Plant of the week: Cornus Alba

Of all the winter-stem dogwoods, Cornus alba shines out for its reliability, easy-going nature and sheer brilliant vibrancy.

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Bare-root season 2017/8

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What to do in the garden in November?

November is the season of cosy evenings gathered around the bonfire, toasting marshmallows and watching fireworks sizzle in the cold night air while warming your hands against the flames. That’s not to say there isn’t plenty to do in the garden though: so here’s our list of jobs to do this month.

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Autumn and perennials

Divide congested clumps of perennials during autumn and you’ll give them a new lease of life, rejuvenating them and improving future flowering.

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