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16 October 2014
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Doreen Moody's Blog and Website

Wheatfield House Octagenarian Doreen has appeared for many years on Irish radio and television as a gardening expert, winning fans with her no-nonsense practical advice. This website expolores the garden of Wheatfield House and offers great tips and suggestions for any garden lover.

Walk Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland offers a wide range of walks all packed into a relatively small area. This website brings them all together in one really useful website.



Breathing PlacesBreathing Places

Breathing Places is a really exciting BBC project that is running for the next three years. It is not about money and it’s not about votes. It’s about action.
Find out how to get involved

Brighter Whitehead

Brighter Whitehead.This a fab community site with lots of information that would be an inspiration to other groups.

The Woodland Trust

The Woodland TrustThe Woodland Trust is the UK's leading conservation charity dedicated to the protection of our native woodland heritage.

Adrian Walsh - Planned Unplanned

Planned UnplannedBBC's Gardener of the Year 2001, Adrian Walsh has produced his own website with hints and tips, plant profiles and of course the thrills and work that went in to the winning Gardener of the year!

Dermot O'Neill

Dermot O'Neill online Dermot recommends a plant for each month, gardening advice and projects plus, book reviews and recipes.

The National Trust

The National TrustNational Trust properties across Northern Ireland play host to a variety of events throughout the year. Find out when they are on. If you want to hold a wedding, conference or party, then some of the National Trust properties could be for you. Plus find out about the Trust, holiday accommodation and things to do.

BBC Gardening Online

BBC GardeningSeasonal tips and treats sprout from every page of the BBC’s massive guide which helps out on everything from lunar gardening to lawn care. Alan Titchmarsh and the Ground Force team tackle topics such as garden design and pest control.

Conservation Volunteers Northern Ireland

Image of ConservationConservation Volunteers Northern Ireland is the largest organisation in the province offering practical conservation volunteering opportunities. Their site gives you details on how you can look after your environment, as well as giving you practical information on growing trees. You can find out what trees are native to Northern Ireland and take part in planting a tree for the millennium.

Garden Guides

Image of Garden GuidesA pot-pourri of green-fingered techniques, covering flowers, vegetables and herbs. There are ideas for planting and weeding, and handy hints on combating common pests. The scrapbook features a diverse selection of gardens, with photos submitted by users.

Garden Web

Image of Garden WebGardenWeb offers forums, directories, a glossary of botanical terms, articles, and a plant and seed exchange. This is an excellent site for gardening enthusiasts to share information, talk to other gardeners or find out about new developments.


Gardening; A Better Homes and Gardens Guide

Image of GardeningA magazine site, with informative features on all aspects of gardening. In addition to hints and tips for growing your houseplants, flowers, trees and vegetables, there are useful pictures and commentaries on garden landscaping techniques: learn how to use a path or a simple gate to improve the mood of your garden.

Lisdoonan Herbs

image from lisdoonan herbsLisdoonan Herbs is a small, family business in Northern Ireland, specialising in herbs and unusual vegetables. You can check out their plant catalogue online, or find out how to sign up for one of their regular workshops or visits.


Carrickfergus In Bloom
Carrickfergus In Bloom aims to make Carrickfergus a more pleasant place in which to work, live and visit. This website is a great start.



Carrickfergus Gardening Society
The Society was established in 1955 to encourage amateur gardeners to improve and extend the cultivation of all horticultural subjects. This is achieved by holding meetings, exhibitions, lectures and other events throughout the year.

All the sites listed are checked regularly. However, the constantly-changing nature of the Internet means some sites may alter after we have visited them. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Web sites.


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