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Busy May

Hangin' out with my buds

This April, it feels like we have been waiting a very long time for the emergence of leaves. With leaves, the world is a greener, prettier place. The winter months appear to extend from November until April, and even April is a bit of a disappointment: Where are the leaves? At last, we see early signs of them. This year, the nights are cold and there are cold winds from the north and easterly breezes from the Irish Sea. At last, today, the 21st of April, there are some real signs of life emerging. These photos are taken in our garden in the mountains behind Ashford.

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Bare root plants - free to the best home

Bare root season is pretty well over, and we have a lovely selection of remaining bare bare root plants that we would like to GIVE to a good home. Tell us how you will use them, and we'll post them out, anywhere in Ireland. We'll decide who is the most deserving, based on what you tell us.

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Why we should be buying Irish plants

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Bord na Mona, selling off the last our peat bogs.

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Christmas trees coming out of our ears

December is dominated by one event in our shop: Christmas. In our shop, the most physically demanding part is selling Christmas trees - this year it wasn't made any easier by the never ending wind and rain.

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Our own tree, Christmas 2014.

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