Horticultural entertainment and inspiration for gardeners. Photograph: Getty Images

In need of some horticultural entertainment? From ruminations on the sex life of yuccas to philosophical musings on the naffness – or not – of alstroe(...)

Ceramic ‘Girl Power Vase’ by For All Womenkind (€35, aprilandthebear.com )

Badly in need of some inspiration when it comes to choosing the perfect gift for the special gardener in your life? Then this one’s for you: Under €3(...)

Caution: garden eating deers about. Photograph: Alan Betson ,

Oh no – or should that be oh dear – we have deer in our garden. Or rather, we very nearly have deer, their slow but steady invasion just about kept in(...)

For centuries, lilac has been prized as a cut-flower. Photograph: Richard Johnston

What is it about a lilac in full bloom that so touches the heart? The poet and essayist Walt Whitman called this woody plant’s intensely perfumed flow(...)

Trinity College botanist Prof John Parnell with the stump of the Oregon Maple Tree which died last week in the college. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Stress is the probable cause of death of the majestic 170-year-old Oregon Maple tree, which “catastrophically and unexpectedly” collapsed last Saturda(...)

Giant tree ferns growing in Kells Bay. Photograph:  Richard Johnston

If you’ve ever been to the sub-tropical gardens of Kells Bay in coastal southwest Kerry, then you’ll know it’s a place of rare beauty where peat-stain(...)

Eyes on nature: the sanderling that Liam Kane saw on a beach in Rush, Co Dublin, twice last month

Years ago I was given a pot of shamrock that I now know to be sorrel, and I have an infestation of it. I’ve tried Roundup with no success. How can I (...)

Matt Damon turns his hand to gardening on the “red planet” in The Martian

Speaking at a lecture that he gave in Cambridge last week, physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking predicted that humanity won’t “survive another 1,(...)

Paul Martin’s garden for which he won a gold medal. Photograph:  PA

Two Irish garden designers were awarded prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) medals for their main avenue show gardens at this year’s Chelse(...)

Humour, a strong social conscience and an easy mastery of technology were all outstanding characteristics of Peter Mooney, a widely respected RTÉ radi(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • Next
  • Last »