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Flowers for cutting from the border. Photograph: Taryn Elledge-Penner of Quartier Collective

As historic Irish gardens go, Killruddery surely has it all:a heart-achingly beautiful house set within a gloriously scenic location, surrounded by an(...)

Growing plants from cuttings is a wonderfully satisfying way to grow your own plants for free.

Lockdown has given us anything, it’s a new appreciation for traditional propagating skills From the lengthy closure of garden centres to th(...)

Gardening with children

Over the past few weeks I’ve been gardening with my young sons as they’ve learned how to hoe and dig, how to rake the ground to the perfect crumb(...)

Pots of young seedlings ready to be pricked out. Photograph: Richard Johnston

While coronavirus has brought many traumatic changes to our world, it has also served as a powerful reminder of how intimately our lives are bound to (...)

Freshly-harvested French beans and tomatoes. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Staying home and wondering about useful ways to make the most of your garden? Here’s a list of 10 nutritious, delicious, fast-growing vegetable crops,(...)

St Patrick’s Day traditionally marks the start of the potato-planting season in Ireland.  Photograph: Getty Images

Itching to get going in the garden this week? Here are ten green-fingered ways to celebrate the arrival of another growing season: 1 Plant some prata(...)

Jennifer Jewell: “I see hope and value in a self-sustaining cycle of living with plants, loving plants, learning plants, growing plants, knowing plants, interpreting plants.”  Photograph:  John Whittlesey

  We all have our heroes and it’s not surprising so many of mine belong in one way or another to the world of plants. They include gardeners, de(...)

Cluain na dTor gardens in Donegal. Photograph: Seamus O’Donnell

There are times, surrounded by the gloomy, grey drip-drip of an endless Irish winter, when I wonder what it would be like to live in a country with an(...)

Jobs to do in the garden

 Tomatoes: If you can lavish these hungry, thirsty, heat-loving plants with plenty of attention throughout the growing season, then they’ll rewar(...)

Radish

There’s not a lot to be said for the garden in late January. All that mud and rain. Those grey sullen skies. The lack of light. And yet I relish this (...)

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