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Splendid summer lamb sensations

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Lamb is great anytime, but at this time of the year it is fantastic.

Status yellow: pollen season expected to hit Ireland early June

As it seems we are set to continue enjoying this sunny weather, hay fever could cause misery for numerous sufferers across Ireland.

Get a head turning style with The Hair Boutique

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Olive Gavin owns and runs The Hair Boutique on Chapel Street in Castlebar.

Weed wars

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How can you tell when spring has arrived? Easy – you will know when the weeds start growing! As spring has been unusually late this year, growth has been very slow to start, but everyone is quickly making up for lost time. If you can get on top of weeds in the garden around now, you will save yourself a lot of time and energy later on.

Climbing plants for boundaries

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As we talked about garden boundary options last week, you might like to hear about some climbing plants that can be used to good effect around the perimeters of the garden. A word of warning first though – when I’m called in to design garden plans, clients often assume that planting climbers is a good way to disguise an unattractive boundary. It can work, but you have to be careful, as you could end up drawing attention to the very feature you’re anxious to conceal.

Perfect Early Spring Perennials

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Let’s consider some of the earlier perennial plants that do so much to extend the growing season in the garden. As a garden designer, I’m constantly looking for ways to improve people’s enjoyment of their outdoor spaces, and even though the year’s still young, there are so many beautiful plants that can brighten up borders in early spring, so it’s well worth seeking them out.

The nicest narcissi

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March is the month when daffodils really come into their own and look wonderful planted en masse, especially around the base of mature trees. You can extend the daffodil season, however, by introducing different varieties so as to enjoy golden yellow or white blooms from February right through to April.

The Lovely Lenten Rose

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One of the challenges facing a garden designer is how to make a garden look good all year round. The choice of plants for spring, summer and even autumn is endless, but when it comes to the colder months of the year you need to rely heavily on shrubs and ornamental grasses that will add colour and structure even in winter. Fortunately, there are loads of these to choose from and I relish the challenge of producing planting plans to suit different locations and soil types – always remembering that they need to look good and perform reliably. When winter flowers are needed, one of my favourite plants to design with is the hellebore or Lenten Rose.

Spruce up your garden with Colourfence — the ultimate garden fence

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The holy grail of fencing is transforming gardens across the UK and Ireland.

Spruce up the garden this autumn

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Autumn has arrived and so has the wind and the rain. As we take cover indoors our poor gardens are taking a battering from Storm Aileen.

 

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