Sun, shade, dry or windy – there’s a rose to suit every kind of garden
- June 29, 2019, 00:00
Is a summer garden truly a summer garden without roses? Many would say it’s not. Certainly, few plants can beat the rose for its intensity and richnes(...)
Michael Viney: Is starry stonewort a native species that knows its place?
- August 19, 2017, 06:00
At the end of a summer free of fierce winds or peaty floods, the waters of the Shannon’s great Lough Derg are at their clearest, though still tawny en(...)
What’s happening with our seaweed and why should we care?
- July 28, 2017, 06:00
Sea Thong. Cat’s Tail. True Sloke. Sting Winkle. Confined to bed in a New York hospital some decades ago, a west of Ireland man busied himself with m(...)
Stars of the watery underworld in danger from farm pollution
- April 15, 2017, 05:00
An ecologist friend spends much of his working life in a neoprene wetsuit, floating face-down with mask and snorkel on Ireland’s lakes and lagoons. He(...)