Hello - welcome to Howbert and Mays. If you were expecting dyg.ie, don't worry, we've just given the site a new name and a new design! Hope you enjoy browsing our new look site!

All wrapped up

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Selling stuff is fun, because as shopkeepers we get to search out and find the type of things that we would buy... if we were to buy anything, which we rarely do because we're too busy selling.

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Lots of pots

At this time of year we think a little more about the inside than the outside. And we start to think about indoor plants and how to house them. We sell lots of beautiful and unusual indoor plants, from small succulents to tall palms, and everything in between. Indoor plants live in pots, and these pots are often just plain plastic pots. So it makes sense to hide these pots by dropping them into something better looking. It's also easier to look after the plants because you can water them without water getting onto your furniture.

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Krazee Klipping

Sometimes a very ordinary plant can be shaped and clipped into something quite special. It shows that if a plant is loved, cared for and manipulated, it can look very different from the way nature intended; not that nature's version of the same plant would be any less beautiful. But 'crazy clipping' brings fun and character to gardens.



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Late summer in our shop

We have had what we all wanted: an Indian Summer. The last couple of weeks of September were mainly dry and, after a less tha satisfactory summer, relatively warm. Our shop is looking lovely. Here is a mini-tour of inside and out:Glass pot holders.jpg

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Glass vases and pot holders ina series of colours. Perfect for succulents or trailing plants.

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Trees and shrubs in the garden

Designing gardens and selling plants has taught us a little about the proportion of different types of plants contained in a garden. For example, a small or medium-sized suburban garden may have 2 or 3 trees, 10 or 12 shrubs, maybe a couple of bamboos, dozens of perennials, grasses and ferns and an infinite number of blades of grass. In other words, a garden will have a small number of big things and big number of small things.

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