All about marigolds

Marigold means ‘golden flower’ and these delightful annuals will gleam and dazzle in pots and borders all summer. Easy to grow and care for, marigolds attract beneficial insects, and they’re also great at pest control.

Keeping happy fish

Having an aquarium and keeping happy fish is a trendy choice for people all around the world. There is no wonder because not only can an aquarium bring life to home but just watching fish swimming in the water can be therapeutic in itself. There are many accessories and ways to set up a tank, depending on the type of fish you would like to keep. Here are our tips for keeping your fish and tank in good condition. 

How to choose the right garden tools

Having the right tools makes any job easier, and that goes for gardening too. To help you decide what you need for your garden, here’s our guide to our top ten garden tools.

Bring some natural inspiration into your home

Create calm and peace and bring some natural inspiration into your home with touches of wood and accessories into your relaxing rooms. It is always lovely to come home and be able to relax after a day at work, so adding in touches of nature can add to the feeling of calm and relaxation. Create this look by combining accessories in natural materials. These ideas will help to get you started. 

Gifts you can make for Valentine's Day

These gifts you can make for valentines day will help to bring a really personal touch to your romantic gift-giving for your valentine this year. There are many gifts and cards available perfectly suited to your loved one but why not go that extra mile and spend a little time making and personalising something for that extra special splash of romance. 

Flower of the month: Chrysanthemum

The Chrysanthemum has been grown for a long time as cut flowers, they fill the garden with colour when little else is blooming and re now available in so many varieties, colours and shapes that we wonder if they are about to have their moment. Dahlias have been the Queen of the cut flower patch for many years but with a resurgence in homegrown cut flowers, the humble Chrysthanthemum is about to take the front stage to fill the borders later in the year. 

15 x gardening tips for February

Take a moment this month to look around, and you can see the garden coming back to life in front of your eyes. Snowdrops flower, clumps of grey-green daffodil leaves poke above the ground and the air is alive with birdsong. Spring’s definitely on its way! Get a head start on the garden this year with our top gardening tips.

Houseplant of the month: Areca palm

The areca palm (Dypsis lutescens AGM) is one of the most popular houseplants, and no wonder, with its slender arching yellow stems and feathery evergreen leaves. Known also as the bamboo palm, butterfly palm or golden cane palm, it originates from the forests of Madagascar. These plants can eventually reach around 2m (6.5ft) in height, but they grow relatively slowly indoors, so there’s no need to fear them taking over your home! And areca palms don’t just look good – they’re also good at removing toxins like formaldehyde from the air.

Vegetable Sowing Event

Come along to this Free event and kick start your vegetable garden.

Learn the best way to sow vegetable seeds, seed potatoes, onion sets, shallots, garlic and much more.

It's taking place at both our Roscommon Town and Boyle stores from 11am-12pm Saturday February 15th.