We have a blank canvas site around new build house. Site is 50m wide by 80 m long. We don’t want to cultivate back 30m at all (for now). Would you advise irregular shelter belt tree planting to section it off or go for a beech/hornbeam hedge right across 50m? I’d prefer general low maintenance … read more

My Mum has MS and uses a scooter. She loves gardening and used to look after our walled garden at home. Are there any gardens you would recommend suitable for us to visit in Leinster? I was looking at June and Jimi Blake’s gardens however they are on gravel and have a hill. She would … read more

Im completely new to this we moved into new house recently and let back garden get overrun with weeds…they were about 2 foot high..i have strimmed the whole thing and then rotavated it twice…what do i do next should i spray with weedkiller…a friend of mine told me i should lay grass seed and then … read more

What is the best time of the year to visit the Japanese Gardens in Co. Kildare?

I was thinking of creating a wild play area for kids in the garden (about 5m X 30m); maybe put a climbing frame one end, add some hills and leave it to go wild. I’m wondering however if it will need to be maintained at some stages, cut back etc, to prevent unwanted rodents from … read more

Are there plants and shrubs for sale at this venue?

I have a 2ft. high concrete wall at the bottom of my front garden. It is about 40ft. from the front of my house and is an eyesore. Any suggestions for low level cover for this wall ?

Small garden facing north some ideas for nice colour throughout the year, also has red brick wall around garden — two side entrances with doors to back garden.

I am a beginner gardner and was wondering if you could recommend some good garden design books or web sites. I have a large spread out garden and I don’t know where to start.