Diarmuid Gavin

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David and Nessa fended off the pergola dreams of  Dermot Bannon. Photograph: RTÉ

It’s the big elephant in the room, Dermot Bannon cautions his first clients at the beginning of a new series of Room to Improve (RTÉ One, Sunday, 9.30(...)

‘I’m going to accidentally on purpose knock his béarnaise off the table on to the ground,’ says Honor.

“Okay, watch this!” I go. Yeah, no, everyone is around at our place for a borbecue and I’m introducing them all to Baxter, the cocker spaniel that Ho(...)

Main lawns and topiary at Glin Castle, Limerick

Head for romantic Glin Castle in Co Limerick where a rare and special plant fair will be held on Sunday, May 12th. There’ll be an opportunity to buy f(...)

David Austin rose ‘Strawberry Hill’ from Mr Middleton – €22

I used to think that when it came to the chore of Christmas present shopping, buying a gift for the green-fingered person in your life was as easy-pea(...)

House plants decoratively displayed are a favourite with Instagrammers

Care to hazard a guess as to the rising stars of social media in this digitally-obsessed age of ours? No, it’s not the cosmetically-enhanced wannabes (...)

I recently made the mistake of smugly pointing out to an old, non-gardening friend of mine that her summer window box could, with just a little TLC, b(...)

Diarmuid Gavin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The art of things at NCAD welcome day Here’s an event in Dublin on Saturday 16th that has nothing to do with Bloomsday! The welcome day at the Nation(...)

Diarmuid Gavin at his own garden in Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Where else would you expect garden designer Diarmuid Gavin to live but in a plantation-style home. No pun intended: the TV presenter and Chelsea Flowe(...)

A Donnybrook Fair store. A potential deal for the chain would represent the most ambitious strategic move yet by Dunnes to build its presence into the upscale food retailing sector. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dunnes Stores is in advanced discussions with the owners of the Donnybrook Fair chain of upmarket supermarkets about a potential acquisition. The tal(...)

62 Ranelagh Road Ranelagh Dublin 6

 It is rare that a garden in Dublin can boast input from two of Ireland’s most prominent designers. In his autobiography, How The Boy Next Door T(...)

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