Help them help us – get to work on your bee garden

Agridirect.ie discusses why we need bee gardens, and outlines some quick and easy steps that you can take to support the world’s most effective pollinators.

The threat of extinction

The global bee population has been declining steadily for decades now. Here in Ireland, we have seen a marked decrease in bee numbers since the 1980s. According to experts, the distribution of 42 bee species has declined by more than 50% over the last 40 years. There are numerous possible causes of this dramatic decline, but most scientists blame a combination of habitat destruction, climate change, excessive pesticide use, changes in land use, and loss of biodiversity.

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Do You Know the Right Weed Killer for Your Farm?

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Agridirect offers some advice to farmers and gardeners on the best weedkillers to use in this summer’s weed wars!

At war with weeds?

It’s that time of year again. And while most of us welcome the milder weather, we can’t help but despair that the weeds are getting the upper hand in our endless war against them. My own front street is starting to look like meadow and, try as I might to hack away at the variety of grasses with a spade, there just aren’t enough hours in the week to keep them at bay. It may be time for the farmer and the gardener to strike back. Why not take the less labour-intensive option and look for an effective weedkiller over the coming weeks? If you’re ready to take action, we have some great news for you! Here at Agridirect.ie, we’re running a super early summer sale on some of our most popular weed killers and related products. Continue reading “Do You Know the Right Weed Killer for Your Farm?”

Mother’s Day Presents for Farming Mammies

Farming Mams 001With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Agridirect chooses the 3 best presents for farming Mammies.  

Mother’s Day: time for a different approach to presents?

Every Mother’s Day, we are confronted by the same barrage of advertisements. TV. Radio. Internet. All go into overdrive with an endless stream of hackneyed suggestions. Get her flowers. Get her chocolates. Get her jewellery. Whatever you do, don’t be creative with your Mother’s Day presents. Don’t give any consideration to what your Mam would actually like. Continue reading “Mother’s Day Presents for Farming Mammies”

Our Top 5 Polytunnel Vegetables

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Following on from last week’s Top 5 Vegetables for your Lockdown Garden, Agridirect chooses the 5 best vegetables for your lockdown polytunnel or greenhouse.

So, your polytunnel is ready. Your greenhouse is good to go. At last.

You’ve slogged for days, digging, shoveling and pitching. You’ve turned sods, broken up clods, and wheeled in endless barrows of compost. You’ve just spent hours tidying up your ridges, hammering in your timbers and – if you’re the perfectionist type – making sure the ridges are straight, the beds level as a snooker table. Continue reading “Our Top 5 Polytunnel Vegetables”

Our Top 5 Lockdown Garden Vegetables

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Spring is in sight, but Covid restrictions are set to last until the summer. Many of us will retreat to our lockdown gardens in the coming weeks. Today, Agridirect chooses the 5 best vegetables to plant in your outdoor beds this year.

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