June Blake’s garden near Blessington, West Wicklow, will also be celebrating its “Month of Tulips” throughout April with a spectacular display of these spring-flowering bulbs.

Canny gardeners will know that one of the most important milestones of the Irish growing year is the vernal equinox, which this year fell on March 20t(...)

Well rotted manure makes an excellent organic mulch. Photograph credit: Richard Johnston

Mulch. Yes, yes, I know it’s not the most immediately seductive of words nor does it conjure up the loveliest of images, but bear with me because I wa(...)