Shape, colour, texture and architectural stature are just some of the offerings that plants grown for their foliage rather than their flowers make to the beauty of the garden.
Their luxuriant foliage and attractive habit have made hostas, or plantain lilies (common name) increasingly sought after as plants for every garden, large or small. Native to the East, they add an exotic touch whether planted in a border or in a pot.
Hostas vary in size from plants a few centimetres high, to vigorous forms that will make a clump of up to 1.5m (5ft) across. They are available in a variety of leaf colours including golden, waxy blue and variegated creamy white and green. Continue Reading →
Nothing heralds the arrival of early summer like views of the delicate flowers of the Cherry Blossom in gardens around the country.
These fragile pink and white blossoms look lovely but with the arrival of the typical Irish winds that we seem so prone to in recent years, these blossoms are soon scattered. For those of you who always dreamed of having the pink or white blossoms but do not have a sheltered garden all is not lost, there is a reliable alternative and that is the ‘Malus’, commonly called Crab Apple Tree. Continue Reading →
Treat yourself this May Bank Holiday Weekend at The Pavilion Garden Centre
Enjoy the classical melodies of the Cantibile Trio, a very special performance at The Pavilion Café this Sunday and Bank holiday Monday.
Robust wildflowers are making a colourful comeback…
As agriculture has grown and grown over the last few decades it has meant that our wildflower population has been in steady decline as large areas have been cleared to make way for grazing cattle or other crops. This in turn affects our eco system greatly and has put some wildflowers under the threat of extinction in the wild. Wildflowers are beautiful in any garden and will help bring your garden to life as they attract lots of very beneficial insects into the garden that will set up home there and feed on the wildflower, such as butterflies and bees. Continue Reading →