Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Fencing with James

This is a follow up to a weekly newsletter post where I mentioned a guy who worked with me a number of years ago who was always good for a funny turn of phrase. To set the scene, James was … Continue reading

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A French Vegetable Garden

I have always been a bit jealous of my brother in law as despite not being he worlds best linguist he manages to communicate no matter what country he finds himself in through the universal language of Sport. He has … Continue reading

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Cabbage Pest and Disease Control

Cabbage Pests & Diseases Cabbages and other brassicas have become a very important part of the vegetable garden in our climate. Different varieties of cabbages have been bred for productivity, size, and flavour over the years. However they are still … Continue reading

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Top 10 Essential Garden Tools Every Gardener Should Own

The garden tools we sell in our online tool shop are all tools that we, as vegetable gardeners, use ourselves. We have sourced a selection of planting, digging, weeding, harvesting, pruning, maintenance and wood cutting tools to make the job at hand … Continue reading

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The G.I.Y. Gathering 2014

I’m sure most of you have already heard of G.I.Y. or ‘Grow It Yourself’, indeed many of you are probably members so we’ll go for a brief intro for those who haven’t: G.I.Y. international was set up 6 years ago … Continue reading

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Top 10 Mothers Day Gardening Gifts 2015

Mothers Day 2015 Mothers Day 2015 is on sunday the 15th of March in Ireland. It is one of those days that lands on a different date each year, which is why it is easily forgotten about. Mother’s Day is always the 4th … Continue reading

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Top 10 Facts About Tomatoes

Tomatoes are easy to grow and are becoming a more and more popular crop. A couple of tomato plants will produce hundreds of fruit and keep you in fresh tomatoes from mid Summer right through to early Autumn. Since now … Continue reading

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Germination Facts and Temperatures

Temperature plays a vital role in ensuring that your plants germinate successfully so we have made this handy graph above containing the optimum germination temperatures for each type of crop you choose to grow from our Iona vegetable seed range. Happy … Continue reading

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The Most Amazing Spectacular Tomato Facts & Infographic

Interesting Tomato Info graphic Here’s a little infographic about everyones favourite fruit ( or is it a vegetable ?? ) the tomato. Enjoy. While our tomato infographic may be self explanatory, here is a text version as well. Visit our tomato … Continue reading

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Firewood, Baskets and Log Storage boxes

We had a lot of emails regarding the supply of dry firewood after a mail I sent out about wicker wood and turf baskets. Niall did a fair bit of legwork and the result is we’re now able to supply … Continue reading

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