click here for more ... click here for more ... click here for more ... click here for more ... click here for more information ... click here for more ... click here for more ...
 
Irish Heathers for Easy Living ...
 
Bring life to your garden with all year round colour and low maintenance, with our busy lives many of us don’t have the time to spend evenings and weekends looking after our gardens.
The beauty of heathers is that once planted you can sit back and enjoy the benefits of your work, with little after care, giving you more pleasure every year.

10 good reasons to plant heather :

1. So easy to grow
2. Can be planted almost anywhere
3. Strong long lasting resistant plants
4. Long life span
5. All year round colour
6. A huge range of colours from flowers to foliage
7. Superb ground cover
8. Range of height 3 – 24 inches
9. Low maintenance
10. Suitable for containers
 
Winter Heathers - Kildare Village
 
The six most commonly used varieties ...
 
Erica Carnea
Winter spring flowering, low growing good colour flowers and wide range of colour foliage good ground cover suitable for all soil types. Frost hardy.
Erica Daleyensis
Also winter spring flowering, easy to grow more bushy than the carpeting Erica Carnea, so keep this in mind when purchasing. Suitable for all soil types. A frost hardy plant with magnificent colourful flower and foliage.
Calluna Vulgaris
Flowers late summer to late autumn. These are among the hardiest of heathers and most varies, flowers can be single or double, with a massive range of colours and many with interesting foliage. Needs peat (light acid soils)
Erica Cinerea
This variety is a let spring and summer bloomer. Flower colours vary greatly and spectacular in bloom, also so a couple with great foliage. Celebration and Fiddlers Gold. Best in acid soil.
Erica Vagan
Flowers from July to October. A most attractive and unusual plant, they are very symmetrical with bell shaped flowers and provides a useful range of colour. Suitable for most soil types.
Daboecia Cantabrica
This species is commonly known as the “Irish Bell Heather”, originally from the west of Ireland. These flower for over five months with two major flushes in early summer and autumn. Likes acid soil.
Handy tips on how to plant and
layout your heather garden design ...
• The best time to plant heathers is in the autumn when the widest selection is available.
• Keep well watered for the first year.
• Plant deeply with the lower foliage resting on the soil surface.
• Prepare the soil, heathers have a fine root system cannot easily penetrate clay, therefore it is beneficial to dig in some peat.
• Plant in a sunny position, in groups of 5-7 plans with 4-5 planters per square metre.
• Soak the plant before planting.
• Remove fallen leaves from heathers to prevent damage to the foliage.
• Annual pruning after flowers have died is essential.
a. Erica x darleyensis “Furzey”/ “Mary Helen”
b. Erica x Darleyensis “White Perfection” / “Kramers Red”
c. Erica carnea “Myretoun Ruby” / Erica vagan “St Keverne”
d. Erica carnea “Rosalie” / “Springwood Pink”
e. Erica carnea “Vivelli” / “Ice Princess”
f. Erica carnea “March Seedling” / Erica Vagan “Yellow John”
x. Specimen shrubs, conifers, hollys, grasses and
bulbs for added spring colour.

Above is a sample of a planted bed with
colour throughout the year.

To contact us today simply call us on 353 (0) 45 863644. Alternatively, you may fill out our
"quick contact form" and one of our representatives will call you back promptly...

Copyright © 2006
* Excellent Quality * Extensive range of products & Services *
Doran's Nurseries is registered with the Companies Registration Office as Company No. 304979