A funky song title from the 80’s as well as a great summary for the heat wave that us currently hitting Ireland. So just how hot is it? Well apparently this hot and beyond from the various in car thermometer images doing the rounds on twitter and Facebook. Well it’s not only gardeners who are […]
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 […]
I am glad I have a big butt!!!!!!
Yes water butt or butts was what I was actually referring to, not my derrier of course. Our delayed summer of hot sunny days has meant that the plants are quickly drying out this week and as the butts have constantly been topped up this summer with the record rainfall levels it still shows that […]
How To Create An Eco Garden
Over time on the blog we have mentioned ideas that will assist you in creating an eco garden. There is however an easier way and it involves buying a book entitled ‘How to Create An Eco Garden: The practical guide to greener, planet friendly gardening’ by John Walker. Filled with detailed illustrations and simple instructions […]
Teresa Treacy an inspirational women
Hopefully by now you will have heard of Teresa Treacy in the news. If you haven’t you should as this 65 year old women is currently inside of Mountjoy Prison. Her crime…..standing up for her rights to protect her land from the corporate bullying of ESB. The ESB (Electricity Supply Board) are seeking to construct […]
Malones Green Cleaning Products- A review
(7th May 2011) On receiving a surprise package of fantastic cleaning products from Malones addressed to this blog, my delight was at getting such a lovely gift and one which would come in very useful as well as be a product I would use as it has no harsh chemicals. For Sarah the pleasure was […]
(21st March 2011) Double green we have been shortlisted for The Green Corporate Citizen Award and The Green Retailer Award in The Green Awards of Ireland. This is fantastic recognition of our strive to be a greener garden centre.
Growise at The Secret Garden
(26th February 2011) For this year we have altered our primary compost supplier as we have been looking to find a product which lessens the impact on the environment. For that reason we shall be supplying Bord na Mona’s Growise and Peat Free products. The Peat Free range speaks for itself and includes the Peat […]