Charles Joly

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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(...)

Aquilegia flowering in an Irish garden. Photograph: Richard Johnston

May has been described as that month of the year when everything seems possible. Yet it can be a funny time of the year in the flower garden with that(...)

Finding and championing a great talent behind the bar is the central idea of the Irish Bartender of the Year competition

Adam Walsh is working hard to practice his cocktail-making skills ahead of next Tuesday’s Irish Bartender of the Year final run by Diageo. At 22, he’s(...)