What’s in your garden?

If you’re a seasoned gardener, you probably know exactly what’s in your garden, but I certainly don’t know what everything in mine is called.  And how do you figure it out? There’s literally thousands of plants.  They usually come from the garden centre with tags attached, but, by now, the writing on the tags is probably faded and the tags may even be lost.  NUI Galway botanist Marianela Zanolla has recommended some plant identification apps for you to try, and challenges you to count the number of species in your garden and contribute to a survey by filling in the number in this google form.

Download our ‘how to’ guide with listed apps: What´s in your garden?

We’ll feature wildflowers in a future post, and give you some ideas as to how you might identify these.

Published by Louise Allcock

Professor of Zoology at NUI Galway

2 thoughts on “What’s in your garden?

  1. Super!!

    https://twitter.com/RyanInstitute/status/1246033585452220418

    From: Nature at Home
    Reply to: Nature at Home
    Date: Friday 3 April 2020 at 11:25
    To: “Spillane, Charles”
    Subject: [New post] What’s in your garden?

    Louise Allcock posted: ” If you’re a seasoned gardener, you probably know exactly what’s in your garden, but I certainly don’t know what everything in mine is called. And how do you figure it out? There’s literally thousands of plants. They usually come from the gard”

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