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Agapanthus tips & tricks

These wonderful, spectacular beauties, also known as African lilies, erupt in mid to late summer in a positive fireworks display of blue flowers.

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Plant of the Week: Sage

Purple-leaved varieties make a sophisticated backdrop for brighter flowers – good partners include tulips, alliums or chives.

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Spring-flowering perennial chores

Early perennials like primulas (including candelabra, denticulata and polyanthus), pulmonaria, brunnera and dicentra are real treasures in the garden, providing a splash of colour soon after winter at the very start of the season, just when you need it most. These stalwart little garden performers arrive in the garden centre here in Youghal from early autumn, so make a note in your diary to pop in and stock up to fill your borders with colour next spring.

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What to do in your garden in July?

High summer is a wonderful time to enjoy your garden. The kids are off school, you’re in a holiday mood and the sunny days linger long into the evening. Make the most of it and get outside every moment you can with our garden jobs for this month. 

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Plant of the Week: Thyme

It’s said to be one of the herbs in baby Jesus’s manger; young girls would make a potion with it to help them dream of the man they would marry, and thyme patches are also the best place for seeing fairies.

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Plant of the Week: Thyme

It’s said to be one of the herbs in baby Jesus’s manger; young girls would make a potion with it to help them dream of the man they would marry, and thyme patches are also the best place for seeing fairies.

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Tip top lawns

They’ll reward you by providing the perfect setting for your plants as well as seeing you through all the picnics, barbecues and football matches of summer.

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Ulster gardens opening their doors

A host of private Ulster gardens not normally open to the public are opening their doors to visitors this summer under the National Trust’s Ulster Gardens Scheme.

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Plant of the Week: Mock orange

This beautiful early summer shrub is a must-have for anyone who loves cottage garden chic: throughout June it’s smothered in pure white, richly perfumed flowers, filling the garden with orange-blossom scent.

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The anti-slug experiment

“With slugs and snails regularly topping the list of gardener complaints we want to know if home remedies have a role to play or are nothing more than a plantsman’s placebo.”

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