Gardening Tips with Peter Dowdall
Plants for Autumn Colour
It's that amazing time of the year when the trees and our landscape in general start to change and we are treated to the annual colour display of Plants for Autumn Colour. It's quite breathtaking to see the entire landscape painted in the magical colours of nature. Reds, russets, bronze and yellow, all colours are represented during this fabulous season as Plants for Autumn Colour put on their seasonal clothes before dropping them once more for the winter. In this video I talk with Daithi on the RTE Today Show in Ireland about this wonderful PLants for Autumn Colour
Before You Put the Lawn to Bed for the Winter - One Thing You Must Do...
Before we put the lawn to bed for the winter so to speak, give it a top dressing of Lawn Gold Winter Protect to keep it free of moss until the spring... But what it doesn’t need is chemicals. The best way to ensure a moss free lawn with no moss is by sustaining, good, healthy grass growth. Have a look as The Irish Gardener, Peter Dowdall shows how to remove moss from the lawn. To achieve that, we need to go back to basics. Grass needs: Well drained soil Slightly alkaline pH To maintain this: Aerate Scarify and Apply Lawn Gold Winter Protect soon
How to Control Blackspot and Mildew on Roses
The two most common problems with growing roses are Rose Blackspot and Rose Mildew. There are many ways of dealing with them and in this video I show you two specific ways of treating blackspot and miildew. You can use either milk or copper sulphate as organic gardening remedies for your rose diseases.
Benefits of Indoor Plants in the Home and Workplace
Did you know that Indoor PLLants work better than any electrical or chemical air freshener as many of them purify the air and are thus great for Asthmatics and others with breathing problems. They increase oxygen levels inside and are great in terms of employee wellness as well as just making the office/home a more attractive place to be. Plants clean the air through photosynthesis turning the CO2 that we exhale into clean Oxygen A NASA experiment in 1989 found that Indoor plants help to clean the environment of cancer causing compounds such as Formaldehyde and Benzene The micro organisms in the soil of the indoor plants can also play their part in cleaning the air
How to Use Foliage plants for Colour in your Garden
Beauty in the garden doesn’t only come from flowers. Plants which provide attractive foliage can bring just as much drama and impact to your garden as flowering plants. All the plants which I use in this video are evergreen which means that they bring their magical colour to your garden during each of the twelve months of the year and don’t just provide interest over a few short months.