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Rose Event

Come along to our FREE Rose Talk on Sat June 10th. It's all about Roses for scent and colour.

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Plant up an edible hanging basket

Plant up an edible hanging basket for a summer full of delicious flavour, picked just outside your back door.

Hanging baskets

You’ll find all you need at the garden centre here in Boyle and Lanesboro Road, from baskets and liners to ready-grown young plants to fill them with. Tumbling tomatoes are a great place to start, cascading happily from baskets and covered in jewel-like cherry toms from later in summer. Add herbs, such as ba...

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Lift and divide clumps of spring bulbs

Lift and divide clumps of spring bulbs to keep them vigorous and full of flower – and to spread them around your garden to boost next year’s display!

Spring bulbs

You can lift and divide all clump-forming bulbs, from bluebells and daffodils to snowdrops. Most bulbs need lifting and dividing every three to four years: if your largest clumps put on a lacklustre display this spring, overcrowding is probably the cause.

Water t...

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Train grapevines as they grow

Train grapevines as they grow to keep them from taking over your greenhouse or house wall, and to make sure they stay productive and healthy. It’s a little late in the season to be planting a new grapevine now, but if you’ve missed out, make a note to pop into the garden centre here in Boyle and Lanesboro Road and select a vine to plant this autumn. You can choose from dessert or wine varieties, red or white: feel free to ask our knowledgeable s...

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Repair damaged lawns

Repair damaged lawns as bare patches become more visible – often the legacy of a punishing, soggy winter. Lawn seed sown now germinates quickly as the weather warms, so it’s a great time to put things right.

Damaged lawn

Skim off the damaged patches of turf, then fork over the area to a depth of about 8cm. Break up and clods with the back of a fork until the soil has a fine, even texture. Improve the soil by adding some compost...

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Win tickets to Bloom 2017

Free Draw, entry forms available in both our Boyle and Roscommon Town branches.

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Antrim Castle Gardens are bursting with colour next week

Antrim Castle Gardens are bursting with colour next week as the Allianz Garden Show Ireland opens its doors for another packed weekend of gardens, good grub and green-fingered fun.

Antrim Castle Gardens

There’s more of a focus on gardens than ever this year, with a stunning large feature garden by Belfast-based designer James Purdy. He’s taken his inspiration from the mountains of Mourne for his ‘Heritage of Place’ garden, wi...

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What to do in the garden in May

There are few better months to be in the garden than May, when blossoms are bursting, bees are buzzing and it’s good to be alive. Here are a few of the jobs to get on with this month:

General tasks:

Mow the lawn regularly removing clippings and adding them to the compost bin. In dry weather let short clippings stay on the lawn to reduce drought damage.

Install water butts to make the most of...

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Create a plant ‘theatre’

Create a plant ‘theatre’ to show off your collections of choice seasonal treasures at their best.

Plant pelargoniums in your plant theatre

Plant theatres became popular in Victorian times, often to show off the spectacular markings of dainty auricula primulas, but you can create a plant theatre out of any special plant from alpine bulbs and herbs to pelargoniums, violas and bonsai trees.

Raise your plant collection on shel...

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Fill grow bags with salads right now

Fill grow bags with salads right now for a steady supply of delicious leaves throughout the summer. It’s easy to grow the freshest salad leaves yourself even if all you have is a patio: all you need is a grow bag or two from the garden centre here in Boyle and Lanesboro Road plus a selection of your favourite salad seeds. Ideal crops for growing bags include lettuce, rocket and radishes but also more unusual salad ingredients like beetroot, chard...

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