Monthly Archives: October 2011

PowerGreen in Limerick – Kielys Garden Centre

  PowerGreen talked to Ger Kiely who runs Kielys Garden Centre in Limerick and also has a stall in the Milkmarket every weekend. Powergreen:  Ger, how did you get into Horticulture? Ger:  I remember picking flowers with my Mother down … Continue reading

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I give in. I’m carving a pumpkin on Friday.

I’ve been busy, I work… a lot. Nowadays when I get home the kids, while not in bed are heading that way.  I have been asked and asked to carve a pumpkin, not something front of mind but this Friday … Continue reading

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How to drain a waterlogged garden.

As the night unfolded many in and around the Dublin area found their homes under threat from rising waters. Dundrum was lost under at least a metre of water and many on the commuting lines found the DART and Luas … Continue reading

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PowerGreen Interview: The Garden Novice

POWERGREEN (PG): Tell me about your garden? GARDEN NOVICE (GN): I moved in about a year ago and inherited a well kept garden. I have tried to do some maintenance but I have little gardening experience. PG: Let’s take a … Continue reading

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Match the Garden to the Business Sector

  First impressions in business are very important. From the way you speak on a telephone call, the way you dress, your business card to a firm handshake. But do you ever look at the gardens outside a business? Have … Continue reading

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Preparing for winter the PowerGreen Way

What an incredible weekend, how fantastic was the weather. I seem to remember the past few Octobers have been really lovely and while we all believe the sunny days to be a phenomenon they are actually quite normal! We took the time … Continue reading

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Cork – Gardening Centres

  At PowerGreen we have been in touch with some of te garden centres in Cork. Here is what they have to say. Hosfords Geranium & Garden Centre John Hosford studied at the Royal Horticultural Society in Wisley before opening … Continue reading

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PowerGreens Things to do in Cork

Before we move on to the gardens world in Co. Cork here are a few areas of interest you may want to explore. Check out Blackrock Castle Observatory situated in a 16th century castle on the banks of the river Lee … Continue reading

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PowerGreen looks to Cork

For the next series of blogs we shall be looking at Cork, its gardens and people. Firstly a brief History. County Cork was originally the Kingdom of Deas Mumhan (anglicised as Desmond) meaning South Munster. They area was rules by … Continue reading

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Mulch ado about the Garden

What is mulch and what does it do? Mulch comes in two forms, one of which is plastic so being a green centric business at PowerGreen we shall choose not to discuss it. The other form is  bark chippings which … Continue reading

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