We can all do our bit in the garden to protect plants and wildlife. Photograph: Getty Images

What a year it’s been for gardeners. We’ve had drought. Hurricanes. Furious storms. Icy blizzards. A winter so long and arctic it exposed the fragilit(...)

Christmas wreath: everything to make it comes from the wild or from the garden. Photograph: Richard Johnston

There is something about the annual ritual of making a Christmas wreath – those muddy-booted excursions to hunt for foliage, seed heads and berried br(...)

Mature trees and shrubs such as these shown growing in Helen Dillon’s old Dublin garden are an important part of the charm of established gardens. Photo graph: Richard Johnston

Help! We’ve very excited to have recently bought an old house with its own existing garden. We’re about to begin renovation works on the building and (...)

Dahlia 'Grenidor Pastelle'

Like so many gardeners of my acquaintance, I’m a dedicated dahlia-lover, a person easily capable of whiling away a winter’s evening or two by browsing(...)