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How does your garden grow - featured February garden

Peter from Meath is our featured garden for February

We love that Peter has transformed his garden from a waterlogged field to a haven for pollinating insects. Well done Peter and we hope you enjoy spending your €50 voucher for Fruit Hill Farm

"It started 38 years ago as a waterlogged acre field, devoid of any vegetation apart from some hedgerow scrub, it's now a dynamic resource maintained for pollinating insects . Early intervention included land drainage and growing Alder shelterbelt to break up soil pan., these have being felled and provide some years of logs for my stove. Meath soil can be great or not so good, mine is good now after years of soil maintenance, adding compost and green manures. Phacelia being a favourite growing quickly in Spring Summer, producing a fantastic display of blue flowers for bumble bees and great green manure. The secret to my garden is respecting the soil, using good quality seeds and having a compost heap all year round."


If you'd like to  win a €50 voucher for Fruit Hill Farm and have your garden featured in the How Does Your Garden Grow section of our website CLICK HERE for full details on how to enter.



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