gardening

GARDENS OF THE WORLD-IRELAND

Ireland has an amazing array of flora and fauna which is the reason we chose to feature it in our Gardens of the World series. Some of the most beautiful gardens, of varying sizes are found on this charming island. Beginning with the National Botanical Gardens, an eighteenth century arboretum, to secret gardens surrounding Dublin Buildings, the list is endless!
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ECO-GARDENING FUNDAMENTALS

WHAT IS ECO-GARDENING ? Eco-gardening is sustainable gardening utilising the surrounding environment as a guide. As an eco-gardener you need to consider the interaction between each living element within your garden in order to provide and maintain the best environment for your plants. Water, soil as well as the plants you group together are all fundamental in supporting this manner of gardening. Eco-gardening is completely free of any chemicals and
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GARDENING WITH KIDS

Gardening is one of the top hobbies in the world and it’s easy to see why when one considers the many benefits. Not only are you creating a beautiful garden and helping nature, you also personally benefit – mentally, emotionally and physically. You can also grow food and either serve it in your own kitchen or sell it for some extra cash. With so many positives linked to this hobby,
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BONSAI GARDENING

Bonsai Gardening The Ancient Art of Bonsai Bonsai is indeed an ancient art form that dates back over 2000 years. The term “bonsai” literally means “tree in a tray” and focuses on creating a miniature version of a tree through restricting the growth of its roots and branches. Most think that the ancient art of bonsai started in Japan thanks to the popularity of Japanese Bonsai in modern society, however,
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SELF SUSTAINABLE GARDENING

For centuries, people have been growing and harvesting crops around the world with nothing more than hard work.  It is only since the mid-20th century that we began to change our farming methods.  Hybrid plants, synthetic fertilisers, and chemical pesticides were introduced to make farming more cost effective – higher output for less money.  However, this disruption to the natural ecosystem of plant growth has been detrimental, not just to
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WATER-WISE GARDENING

Water-wise Gardening with Creative Living Xeriscaping – “the art of landscaping or gardening that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation.” Water-wise gardening, or Xeriscaping, is probably something you’ve heard of before but, unless you’re an avid gardener, have probably not thought that much about. Most people wouldn’t think that gardening could have such an effect on water consumption, but it definitely can. With the current droughts
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