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Opening spring 2017: Shop No 2

January 2017: this spring we will be opening a second shop. It will be located in the former Plantagen garden centre off the M3 near Dunboyne, Co Meath. This is only a few minutes drive past Blanchardstown and approximately 10 mins off the M50 / 25 minutes from Dublin city centre.

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Indoor plants

As the summer finally ends, it's time to stay indoors and make our homes as beautiful and green as we can. House plants bring life to the home. They clean the air too, as many studies have shown. We sell an ever-changing selection of indoor plants, from tiny succulents to big foliage plants. We also have a fabulous selection of indoor pots, pot holders and saucers, as well as speciality feeds and potions. Here's a selection of plants from our shop.

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What we don't sell

What's missing is often as important as what's present. Food is free from gluten, sweeteners, dairy.  Pubs are free from smoke, live sports or canned music. Television shows are free from sex, drugs or bad language. Garden centres should be no exception, and in our opinion there are some nasty things that they too should be 'free from'.

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Here is our top five 'free-from' list: 

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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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