What to do in the Garden in February in Ireland, for all those like me looking for some peace in the garden especially those new to the gardening game here is my plan of action for your garden for this month.
One of the most widely planted evergreen shrubs, buxus, or box as it’s commonly known, is so popular because it tolerates shade, drought, urban pollution and tough growing conditions.
With shiny green foliage and 365 cultivars, box is a shrub that can solve many problems. It can be shaped into an evergreen hedge, clipped into topiaries, or planted singly to create a visual focal point in a garden. For centuries box has been the preferred choice in formal European gardens because of its tidy shape and small, well-shaped leaves.
We have a constant stock of box available at the nursery, the following being some of the most popular options.
Let’s talk olives…
This week we are talking about all things Olive, these Mediterranean trees are becoming one of the biggest sellers on the nursery. They have always been a firm favourite for smaller gardens or in pots to add different foliage to the garden and adding that holiday feel, I have two in my own garden and I just love them. However, in the last six months, we are selling just as many Olive trees for inside as we are for outside and we are often asked about the care of these trees.