It’s fair to say that the thing that probably preoccupies us the most when we first start to garden is colour. In our mind’s eye dance tantalising ima(...)

Annual pictorial meadows like this one at Airfield Gardens in Dundrum show how colour can be used in imaginative and enlivening ways in the garden. Photograph: Richard Johnston

It’s at this time of year that I always find myself contemplating sowing my own mini flower meadow, using a joyful, high-octane mix of fast-growing, u(...)