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May

Pack Pretty Pots with Whatever You Fancy

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Pack Pretty Pots with Whatever You Fancy

The simple way to manage pots is to pack each one full of whatever you fancy - tulips, wallflowers, lilies, agapanthus, petunias - and then shunt the pots round in different combinations, depending on what is in flower. You might group pots of wallflowers with a pot of the fabulous scented tulip 'Ballerina' and another of a red tulip such...

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11

May

Patio Perfection

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Patio Perfection

It's never too late to create a 'room outside' by perking up your patio, as Gabrielle Fagan reveals three top looks for garden lounging... In a triumph of hope over experience, we plucky Brits persist in defying our unpredictable weather, eating, socialising and relaxing al fresco as soon as there's a glimmer of sunlight. But while we can't guarantee good weather,...

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6

May

Success with grasses is spectacular yet elusive

Posted on 6th May 2015  |   Add a comment

Success with grasses is spectacular yet elusive

The messy ruff of dead growth around Deschampsia cespitosa 'Bronzeschleier' (it's a grass - a favourite among garden designers) has annoyed me all winter, but when I leaned forward recently to tug it away, the whole thing came away in my hand. "Result," I thought joyfully and lobbed the entire hideous clump on to the compost heap. Ants had for...

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6

May

Getting the best from roses

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Getting the best from roses

This week Propertynews.com in partnership with the Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015’s very own Gardening Guru, Geoff Stebbings from www.thebikinggardener.com brings you some top tips in how to get the best from Roses. Hopefully, with some luck, despite the recent cold weather, your roses are growing well. No other hardy shrub gives so much for so little. Sometimes people complain that...

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30

Apr

Spring in to Action

Posted on 30th April 2015  |   Add a comment

Spring in to Action

Embrace the chance to give rooms a mood-boosting revamp. TV's Amanda Lamb tells Gabrielle Fagan how to make light work of the dreaded chore... Be honest, are you really itching to flick the dusters, beat a trail with a broom, and generally blitz your home? Take heart if the answer's 'no', because only a virtuous third of us perform the traditional spring...

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17

Apr

Flowers for cutting

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Flowers for cutting

This week Propertynews.com in partnership with the Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015’s very own Gardening Guru, Geoff Stebbings from www.thebikinggardener.com bring you some top tips in how to grow your own flowers for cutting. Most people love to cut flowers from the garden for the house but lots of people feel guilty about taking flowers from their borders. Personally I never...

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14

Apr

It's Child's Play

Posted on 14th April 2015  |   Add a comment

It's Child's Play

Gabrielle Fagan reveals how to create the perfect nursery, fit for any little prince or princess... Prince George will soon have to  abdicate his nursery to make way for a brother or sister. The new prince or princess will most likely take up residence in the young prince's Beatrix Potter-themed room at Kensington Palace, and will also enjoy a brand new...

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10

Apr

Gardening with Children

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Gardening with Children

This week Propertynews.com in partnership with the Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015’s very own Gardening Guru, Geoff Stebbings from www.thebikinggardener.com  bring you some top tips in how to involve children in the garden.  Gardening may not be the most obvious thing that most children want to do but it can be encouraged and it certainly makes for a rewarding activity if...

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8

Apr

Getting a New Sofa? Key tips on what to consider

Posted on 8th April 2015  |   Add a comment

Getting a New Sofa? Key tips on what to consider

by Trevor Wilson, Interior Designer at BEAUFORT The sofa has been described as “the foundation of any scheme”, and for many people, this is the first piece of furniture they choose when they are kitting out a new home. Key items to consider when investing in your new purchase include: Comfort               The primary function of a sofa is to be comfortable, so ensure...

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3

Apr

A bumper crop of Tomatoes

Posted on 3rd April 2015  |   Add a comment

A bumper crop of Tomatoes

This week Propertynews.com in partnership with the Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015’s very own Gardening Guru, Geoff Stebbings from www.thebikinggardener.com  bring you some top tips in how to grow your own super Tomatoes this year. Tomatoes are the nation’s favourite home grown crop. Even if you do not grow any other crop the chances are that you have a few tomato...

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