Oca (Oxalis tuberosa) is a South American tuber that is now beginning to show up in markets as an alternative to the potato as it is blight resistant and has good disease and pest resistance. Oca (also spelled ocha) is a productive perennial plant with waxy, brightly colored tubers that are best harvested from the […]
Month: April 2013
You can’t be blue on a sunny day like today!!!!!
Unless of course you are one of these guys. Sun has finally arrived on Ireland’s shores, people are smiling, plants look well and the desire to garden has started.Especially with this collection of blue coloured plants all in flower today. Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’ a useful evergreen plant which works well in shady areas with its […]
It is a question of peat free (compost)
We recently had a customer telling us it is great to find a garden centre that (a) stocks peat free compost (b) understands why people choose peat free and don’t question their decision to buy it!!! For The Secret Garden this seems a no brainer as we have been supplying peat free, peat reduced and […]
Moving on up!!!!!
Sometimes you get an offer which just cant be refused and even more so when the timing is just right. After our super long winter we had been evaluating the display tables made of recycled packaging crates, working out which had seen their final days and those that could be given some tender loving paint. […]