Monthly Archives: November 2011

PowerGreen Meets: Barry Ward from Ballinasloe Garden Centre

We had a chat with Barry Ward who owns the Ballinasloe Garden Centre in Galway. PowerGreen: How is business these days? Barry:  I have been open 22 years and it is still tricky. I recently opened the Nursery with my … Continue reading

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PowerGreen in Galway – Dangan House Garden Centre

We talked to Paddy Cunningham of Dangan House Garden Centre in Galway. Powergreen: How did you first become interested in horticulture? Paddy: When I was 12 or 13 my brother and I picked daffodills and we used to sell them … Continue reading

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Winter Composting

Many people are reluctant to compost during the summer because of the smell it produces. Then during the winter the ground is so hard and the temperature so low that there is a fear the compost will not break down. … Continue reading

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Composting. What happens to GreenSax bags?

They break down. Unlike biodegradable which following years of processing break down to leave shards of plastic in our soil, GreenSax compostable bags return to the earth as compost. We will be putting up a post on a recent visit … Continue reading

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Great: It’s Brussels Sprouts time of year again. PowerGreen say “Go Go Brussels Sprouts”!

But why wait? I love Brussels sprouts, every Christmas I gorge on this largely misunderstood vegetable.  I have them for Christmas dinner, St Stephen’s Day lunch and for breakfast (fried) on the 27th. Then I’m done.  I make a New Year resolution … Continue reading

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Gardening Quotes Revisited

What a fine weekend we just had; mild and still. We went out and instead of raking the leaves we picked a bunch of gardening quotes for you. We hope you like them. Gardening Quotes A weed is a plant … Continue reading

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November Gardening Tips

Shame on us, we nearly let November get a third of the way through before giving you our gardening tips. Leaves We had a crisp start to the month with some lovely sunshine and then the wind, cold and the … Continue reading

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PowerGreen back in Limerick – Currragh Chase Garden Centre

Ray Conway runs the Curragh Chase Garden Centre in Co Limerick. PowerGreen: What interested you in Horticulture? Ray: I have had a life long interest the gardening, my father started a small Garden Cenrte in the back of our house. … Continue reading

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Smelly Dirty Brown Bins – A Compostable Solution

Does the above cartoon seem familiar? We were going to put up a real photograph of a badly maintained brown bin but the pictures were far too off-putting. According to our recent survey outlined in a previous blog here we … Continue reading

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