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Early variety of highbush blueberry, bearing large, firm, juicy, deep blue berries with a excellent flavour, particularly good eaten fresh. The berries, rich in antioxidants and vitamins, ripen from mid-July, holding well on the bush. For the best flavour, pick a week after berries have turned completely blue and are developing...
Arbutus unedo - Strawberry Tree - (Caithne)
Thought to be native to the south-west of Ireland, and sometimes called the Killarney strawberry tree or caithne, Arbutus unedo is also found in Mediterranean countries. It is mainly found in the wild in Co. Kerry especially in the Killarney district where it forms a large part of the natural forest on...
Fig Brown Turkey
Grown for its luscious fruit and beautiful leaves, Fig Brown Turkey is the best choice for Irish conditions. In warmer parts of the country, it can be be fan-trained against a south- or south-west-facing wall with its roots constricted by a planting pit to restrict growth and encourage fruiting. Alternatively, plant it in soil-b...
Rosemary is a tall, bushy shrub with a dense growth habit, variable in size, widely known for its culinary uses. Linear, highly aromatic dark green leaves with pale, felty undersides. In Spring and Summer, pale violet-blue and white flowers appear, much to the delight of the bees and it has a tendency to flower at other times of the yea...
Kiwi arguta Issai
A compact, self-fertile form of the kiwi fruit, Actinidia arguta Issai is suitable for smaller gardens. A kiwi but not as we know it, similar in taste but much smaller and sweeter and the fruits may be eaten skin and all like a grape. Baby Kiwi Issai is a twining, shrubby, deciduous climber with simple green leaves that do not ...
Raspberry Autumn Bliss
Primocane or autumn-fruiting raspberries are very easy to grow, as they fruit on new wood and do not need support. British-bred Raspberry Autumn Bliss has long been the most popular autumn-fruiting raspberry, bearing huge crops of firm, sweet, red, berries with an excellent flavour. Vigorous and disease-resistant. Plant in...
Mesh pot for aquatic plants.
Upright, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub with alternate, dark green glossy leaves which turn red in autumn. Heads of star shaped white, sometimes pink-flushed, flowers in late spring followed by drooping clusters of black berries in autumn. The fruit is very astringent, rich in pectin so good for making into jam, berries are best...
This common garden herb has tiny, aromatic dark green leaves on a bushy dwarf shrub with small, spikes of small, white or pink flowers in early summer.A little bit sharper in taste than Oregano and sweeter than Sage, it is often used in cooking and for medicinal purposes. Bees love it, too.
Site: Tolerates exposureSoil: Well drai...
A hybrid between a raspberry and a blackberry, perhaps the best and easiest of the hybrid berries, although not suitable for the coldest areas. Tayberries are very vigorous, consistent growers and reliable, heavy croppers. Fruits on 2nd year wood, so they should ideally be grown like summer raspberries, on wire supports- but can also be...
Vaccinium corymbosum darrow was intoduced in 1965 by Bill Darrow of Green Mountain Orchards in Vermont, Darrow is a strong evergreen shrub 5-6 ft tall, sometimes more. The leaves turn brilliant red in autumn. The urn-shaped flowers are pinkish-white, appearing in spring, and are they mature into very large, sweet to tart berri...
Stipa gigantea - Giant Oat Grass
Stipa gigantea is tall, striking, ornamental grass suitable for dry sunny locations. Green narrow leaves forming a mound to about 50 cm. or more. In Summer tall stems rise up to 2.5 m. carrying the beautiful dangling sprays of golden flowers.
Site: Tolerates Salt and ExposurePosition: Full sunSoil: Fertile, well-...
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