The beautiful dahlia ‘Burlesca’ is well suited to our cool, damp summers. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s dark, it’s dismal, but don’t let that put you off. Instead, there’s plenty that can be done in the garden or allotment this (...)

We use hedges to divide, define, enclose and embellish our outdoor spaces. Photograph: iStock

Look up the dictionary definition of a hedge and what strikes you is the surprising variety of roles that these living boundaries play within our gard(...)

 Bare-root season typically runs from the beginning of November to the end of March. Photograph: iStock

Planting a tree seems, on the face of it, very straightforward. Short of planting it upside down, after all, what could possibly go wrong? You simply (...)

Autumn’s naturally dwindling light levels causes a reduction in chlorophyll leading to rich shades emerging in foliage, as at the Grand Canal near Baggott Street in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

As gardeners, it’s easy for us to observe the effects that temperature has upon our plants, from the first harsh frosts that blacken dahlias in late a(...)

Alliums’ slender stems and sculptural, globe-like flowerheads or umbels  add drama to a border. Photograph: iStock

Mention the word alliums and many of us will instantly think of the many different edible members of the onion family, from chives (Allium schoenopras(...)

A trained apple  tree can be pruned at this time of year. Photograph: iStock

From sowing winter salads and feeding tomato plants to harvesting garlic and pruning fruit bushes, there’s plenty of work to keep us busy in the kitch(...)

Groves of giant rhododendrons drip with Jack in the Beanstalk-sized blossoms at Kilmacurragh gardens in Wicklow.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Visiting any garden after the endless nothingness of lockdown number three feels strange. But visiting Kilmacurragh National Botanic Gardens in east W(...)

83 Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge.

Set in a terrace of 11 houses, number 83 Anglesea Road has the distinction of being one of just three double-fronted properties on this popular Ballsb(...)

Growing plants from cuttings is a wonderfully satisfying way to grow your own plants for free.

Lockdown has given us anything, it’s a new appreciation for traditional propagating skills From the lengthy closure of garden centres to th(...)

Wildflower meadow at the  National Botanic Gardens. The gardens reopened to the public on May 18th having  been closed since March 28th. You can once again stroll along the heavily scented paths and meadows in the 50 acres of heaven in Glasnevin.   Photograph: Fran Veale

The pandemic has upturned this year’s gardening calendar, forcing the cancellation of festivals, talks, plant fairs, workshops and other green-fingere(...)

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