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Water Lily suppliers

Water Lily suppliers

I am looking for a supplier in Ireland that sells Escarboucle red water lily plants. If you can point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated. I have a large ornamental pond in Glengarriff. 090920161, Glengarriff, Co Cork Posted: 09/09/2016

Unfortunatelyy we would not have knowledge to the level of current stockists...local garden centres, such as Ballygarvan or Deelish would be your best bet.



I was given a shamrock plant in a little pot, With no previous experience of them, What way should I treat it to keep it flurishing ie soil, feed, container,site etc. Thanks Niamh, Collinstown, Co Westmeath Posted: 23/03/2010


Shamrock is an annual that grows and flowers, sometimes in the one year but more often, sprouting one summer and flowering the following year, setting seeds and withering eventually.

You should plant your plant in a sunny, well-drained spot, reaasonably weed-free,  and it might produce seeds and new plants for next year. 



Need help starting up !

I'm a 13 year old girl living in the country in Kildare and I'm investing in a garden , the only problem is I've never gardened before ! I've browsed the internet but cant find what I want . I need advise on how , where and what to do? starting_up, edenderry, Co Kildare Posted: 13/03/2010


If you go to the Know-how section of the site you will find infromation on How to grow a wide range of plants and in Design there are a lot of ideas on garden layout.


Gardening Reference Books

I am attending a gardening course and part of it is to identify various garden plants (flowers shrubs trees etc) Please recommend a good easy laymans guide for this. I like the Royal Horticulture New Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers, but it is very expensive. I also like the RHS Encyclopedia of Gardening, but likewise too expensive. rockystone, Ballyduff, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny Posted: 08/07/2009


The books you mention are good books and you are better to wait until you can buy them and others. Good books are always worth money.

  Unusual plant?

Unusual plant?

I attach pic of unusual plant which has appeared in our garden - can you solve the mystery? We don't know what it is. schughes56, Leixlip, Co Kildare Posted: 16/06/2009


This is the Canary Island borage, Echium pininana, which has been much planted in gardens in recent years. You got it via a seed, which it freely produces, that arrived in mud on footwear or a car, or it came in a pot form elsewhere.


Garden Flowers for a wedding

My daughter is getting married on the 25th April and I would love to have some colour in the back garden.Could you please tell me what flowers I could either buy or plant in for containers as I have a very large decking and the girls could go out the back weather permitting to have their photos taken. Elizabeth Elizabeth, dublin, Co Dublin Posted: 12/04/2008

It is very difficult to predict what will be in flower on a particular date. There should be tulips, pansies and violas in the shops, perhaps stocks as well. The best bet is to visit a few garden centres a few days before and buy whatever is looking good and that can include shrubs such as camellias and pieris.



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