Delicate flowers: no summer garden is complete with sweet pea’s ruffled, ephemeral beauty. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Hauntingly beautiful, intensely perfumed, floriferous, colourful and surprisingly easy to grow, sweet pea has few rivals among flowering plants for my(...)

Arrangement of early vegetables.

If you like growing your own food, then you’ll know all too well that April-May is the busiest time of the growing year, requiring Irish kitchen garde(...)