Alys Fowler

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lys Fowler: “Being that tidy-minded is not only an awful lot of hard work, it also comes at an enormous cost to our wellbeing.”

As a longstanding gardening columnist with the Guardian, a bestselling author, and a former presenter on the BBC’s Gardener’s World, Alys Fowler (...)

Giverny, France - June 8th, 2017: Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny, in the background the house of Monet can be seen. Photograph: Getty Images

Heading off abroad on holidays this summer and hoping to include a visit to one of Europe’s great gardens? I asked some of the country’s most seasoned(...)

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(...)

Michael Kelly, founder of GIY, ahead of the Waterford Harvest Festival and the GIY Grow  next weekend.

Weekend of foodie festivities Thomas Haughton, who was the launch chef for Harvey Nichols when it came to Dublin and has also worked at the K Clu(...)

Sculptural foliage of silver leafed Astelia, Schefflera hoi and tree ferns growing in the city garden of designer Bernard Hickie. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Like most people, I don’t have a woodland garden. Which is not to say that I don’t have plenty of shady spots in the garden that are eminently suitabl(...)

Michael Kelly of Grow It Yourself  in his kitchen garden in  Dunmore East, Co Waterford

Grow, Cook, Eat, a new book from Michael Kelly, founder of the Grow It Yourself movement, is that rare thing – a gardening book that doesn’t make the (...)

Chef Donal Skehan planting seeds with Nicole Smyth (12) and Glen Dikilu (11), pupils of St. Thomas’ Senior National School, Tallaght, Dublin, as part of the  GIY “sow and grow” campaign earlier this year. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

With the very real space constraints, urban food growing is often dismissed as a waste of time that won’t help people to become self-sufficient and wo(...)