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The Garden School offering a number of autumn courses

The Garden School offers courses in horticulture and gardening and is an approved exam centre for Royal Horticultural Society Qualifications.

Free hedging advice weekend

A free hedging advice weekend will take place this Saturday and Sunday September 15 and 16 in all Horkan’s Garden Centre stores.

Horticulture groups launch initiative to promote autumn gardening in Galway

Ireland’s four main horticulture industry associations — the Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland (ALCI), the Garden Centre Association of Ireland (GCAI), the Irish Hardy Nursery Stock Association (IHNSA), and the Garden and Landscape Designer Association of Ireland (GLDA), in conjunction with Bord Bia, are encouraging garden centres, and landscape and garden designers in Galway to take part in an autumn gardening campaign this September. The campaign aims to encourage and educate people on the advantages of gardening during the autumn. Planning is already under way for a number of exciting events and activities due to take place across the country.

Weed control with Gardener’s Choice bark mulch

Gardener’s Choice is the safe solution to the problem of weeding. A layer of Gardener’s Choice bark to a depth of 4in (100mm) will prevent the emergence of weeds.

Farm forestry, a viable alternative in uncertain times

Ireland has both the most suitable land and climate in Europe for growing trees. Interestingly, however, we are the least wooded country in Europe, with a tree cover of almost 11 per cent compared with the EU average of 31 per cent. Wood imports into Europe are the second biggest commodity import after oil. As a consequence, a major effort has been made over the last two decades to encourage farmers and landowners to plant in order to reduce this massive import bill. Forestry has become a much more attractive option for farmers and it can contribute greatly to the overall farming enterprise providing multiple benefits.

Moycullen child-centred garden to feature on Supergarden next week

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A child-centred garden in Moycullen will feature on RTE’s Supergarden on Tuesday next, May 1

Gardaí appeal to reduce forest fires in 2012

Under certain circumstances, and based mainly on tradition, the burning of land to clear scrub and other unwanted vegetation has become an accepted practice. Gardaí want to emphasise the threat that land and forest fires present to people’s lives and property. It is the responsibility of every member of the community, particularly those living near wooded areas, to comply with the legislation and undertake burning in a controlled manner. In addition, members of the community should make themselves aware of the necessary precautions relating to controlled burning by contacting the local fire services for advice or visit

Volunteers spring into action with Bulbathon

Conservation Volunteers Galway will be kick starting their events this season beginning with 'Bulbathon' which is to take place in Doughishka park on Saturday October 15.

Minister Ring announces €155,000 for Greenway extension in Westport

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Michael Ring has announced the sanctioning of €155,000 for a cycling and walking infrastructure on the Northern Greenway, a 2.3km walk and cycle route linking Westport town centre to Pinewoods.

Autumn – the natural time to plant

Just like the school year, the gardening year begins in autumn, which may come as a surprise to many. If 2011 has been a gardening disappointment for you due to the unfavourable weather, there is no need to wait until spring to begin improving matters. Autumn is the best time to plant.


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