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Gardening Advice Blog

Welcome to the CountryLife Gardening Blog, written by our horticulturist to provide you with the best tips & advice for all things gardening!  We have been shortlisted for Best Lifestyle Blog in the Littlewoods Ireland Blog Awards 2016 Company Category. 

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A buzz around the Garden
Apr 06, 2016 There is a definite buzz around the garden at the moment... Read more
DIY Energy Balls
Dec 21, 2015 A great project to do this winter... Read more
Winter Bird Care
Dec 21, 2015 With careful plant selection gardens... Read more
How to Create a Garden for Birds
Oct 02, 2015 Attracting birds can be very easy to do... Read more
October in the Garden
Oct 06, 2014 With the drop in temperature and shorter days its now time to start preparing your garden for the winter. Read more
October in the Garden
Oct 01, 2013 Don't be fooled into thinking it's time to stop working in the gardening we've got loads to keep you busy this month with our Top Ten October Gardening Jobs. Read more
Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden
May 30, 2013 Read Angela's blog on examples of host plants and feeding plants that attract our more common Irish butterflies.... Read more
Getting Started with Chickens in the Garden
Mar 15, 2013 Chickens are healthy, hardy creatures and if you follow a few basic rules, you too can be collecting the freshest eggs in your back garden. Read our guest blog from Fiona Dillon at Hunters Lodge Living for all you need to know about keeping chickens at home. Read more
Wild Birds during the Winter Season
Nov 26, 2012 As the chill of winter sets in and makes life hard for many of our wild birds, there are numerous ways in which we can help at home during the winter season..... Read more
Busy as a, Wasp?
Apr 05, 2012 I have noticed Bumble bees and Wasps are out visiting our garden again...... Read more