Jimi Blake in his 20-acre Hunting Brook garden (also pictured right), with his dog Doris. Photographs: Richard Johnston

I have a small confession to make about Hunting Brook, the 20-acre west Wicklow garden of the horticulturist, teacher and plant collector Jimi Blak(...)

Bring the garden into the kitchen by making an ice-bowl in which to serve chilled food. Photograph: Richard Johnston

I s June the loveliest month in the garden? It’s certainly hard to beat for that feeling of abundance and the whispered promise (not always kept) o(...)

Calendula ‘Indian Prince’
Sow colourful

I’ve always thought that one of the most enduringly fascinating things about plants is their great variety of life-cycles. Take the titan arum (Amorph(...)