Ashbrook Landscaping: The Meath Garden Centre

    There are very simple reasons why more and more people are making Ashbrook their Meath garden centre of choice. From our wide range of products here in the garden centre to our vast garden landscaping experience, dropping in to Ashbrook Garden Centre and Landscaping means you’ll be talking to someone with a wealth of experience in gardens. And to someone who cares about your garden.   As the leading Meath garden centre, we have happy customers coming from all over the Leinster region for their gardening needs, especially with respect to garden landscaping.   Customer care   For the team at Ashbrook, the customer is at the centre of everything we do. We’ve been working hard in recent...
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The November Garden: What to do as Winter Arrives

After our Indian summer, winter is coming in fast. In the November garden, there’s lots of preparatory work to do before the hard frosts strike. Firstly, rake up any sticky wet leaves in the garden to stop them from wilting the grass underneath. Keeping your grass healthy will mean your lawn won’t be patchy when spring comes around. Wind-rock is a phenomenon that can affect roses in autumn. Strong and gusty November winds can buffet rose bushes, rocking them over and back and loosening their shallow root systems. Lightly pruning them now to reduce their height can prevent too much loosening, before their final pruning later in the winter. Tie up any top-heavy plants to prevent them falling over in...
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Bird Food: Feeding and Caring for Birds

For many people, feeding birds in winter is simply a way of bringing life and birdsong into their garden in the darkest time of year, and different types of bird food attract different types of birds. However, feeding can play a very important role for the birds as they will be getting ready for spring and for having chicks, and they need to be healthy and in good condition for this. Birds are a big help to the gardener too, in that they help keep insects out of the garden that might otherwise do damage. Cold, wintry weather has a big impact on birds, as their normal bird food supplies may be entirely frozen in very cold weather. This means...
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Picking the Right Bird House for Your Garden

A bird house is a great improvement for any garden in winter. As feeding platforms, they really work because they provide a place for birds to land close to the house or even outside the window, where birds would not normally risk landing. They can see, however, that it is high up and safe, and can land and have a look around. It is interesting to watch how their habits change—the first time a new bird lands on the bird house, they only stay for two seconds! The location shouldn’t make too much of a difference, but birds are shy creatures and they won’t want it in a very busy area where they’d get scared off. The quieter corners of...
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