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Herb harvesting time!

Harvest herbs regularly at this time of year to enjoy them at their very best, taking care to pick at the right time of day to make sure they’re packed full of fragrance and flavour.

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What to do in the garden in August?

Now that August has arrived, the gardening to-do list might have become a little shorter, but there are still plenty of jobs to get on with this month!

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Plant of the Week: Basil

Basil is among the most popular herbs in Mediterranean cooking – you’ll find it chopped into mozzarella and tomato salads, shredded onto pizzas or simply torn up and tossed raw among salad ingredients for a lift of rich, tangy flavour.

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Welcome to Helen Dillon's garden!

Ireland’s most celebrated gardener and garden writer Helen Dillon is once again welcoming the public into her garden after relocating to a walled garden in Monkstown, Dublin.

 

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Watering the garden

Watering can be a real chore at this time of year – so hand the work over to one of our automatic watering systems.

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Plant of the Week: Parsley

You want to be generous with parsley, chopping fistfuls of flavour-packed greenery into salads, soups and Italian sauces to lift them from good to sublime.You want to be generous with parsley, chopping fistfuls of flavour-packed greenery into salads, soups and Italian sauces to lift them from good to sublime.

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What to do with onions, garlic and shallots?

Lift and dry onions, shallots and garlic as soon as the leaves start to yellow and droop. There’s nothing wrong with them: it’s just a sign they’ve finished swelling those big fat bulbs and are ready to harvest.

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Lavender care

Cut and dry lavender flowers just as the buds begin to open, when they will retain their colour and scent better, rather than waiting for the flowers to fully mature.

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Plant of the Week: Dill

Dill isn’t one of the more commonly-grown herbs, but it’s more than earns its place in the garden with good looks, versatility and generosity.

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Rose week

The ever-popular celebration of our favourite flower takes place at the International Rose Garden at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park, one of the world’s leading rose gardens. During the festival the park fills with over 20,000 magnificent blooms, filling the air with colour and scent.

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