Helen Dillon

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Seamus O’Brien, head gardener at National Botanic Gardens at Kilmacurragh – and now author

Have you ever paused to wonder where the plants that grow in our Irish gardens and parks originally come from? It might be a surprise to learn that s(...)

Balcony suite at the  Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny
Suite sensation in Kilkenny
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  • September 15, 2018, 06:00

Newpark news The Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny has opened 10 luxury balcony suites as part of a €2 million investment in the property. The suites have ba(...)

View along the double herbaceous border at Altamont’s walled garden in Co Carlow, which is managed by nurseryman Robert Miller. Photograph: Richard Johnston

There are some gardens that slowly seep into your soul to occupy a special place in your affections. Altamont in Ballon, Co Carlow, the former home of(...)

27/06/2018- Home and Design .. One of the country’s best known gardeners Helen Dillon pictured in the garden of her new home in Monkstown, Co.Dublin . Photograph: Bryan O'Brien / The Irish TimesKeywords: garden flower plant planting property

When Helen Dillon and her husband, antiques specialist Val Dillon, announced in 2016 that they were putting their Ranelagh home up for sale, many hear(...)

Astrantia ‘Gill Richardson’. Photograph:  Richard Johnston

Are you in search of long-flowering, easy-to-grow plants that will add oodles of oomph to your June garden? The sorts that experienced gardeners refer(...)

Time to get the garden ready for summer. Getty

 Few things remind us more forcefully of the fleeting, quicksand nature of time than a garden, especially the last few months where spring lasted(...)

As long as the ground isn’t frozen or waterlogged, March is a good time to plant lily bulbs. Photograph: Richard Johnston

If I had to single out a particular group of plants that shouts 21st-century gardening, it would be ornamental grasses. Just think of all those dreamy(...)

Ireland’s moist climate is ideal for slugs

We need to talk about slugs. Worse still, we need to talk about the sex life of slugs. Yes, yes, I know, as subject matters go, it’s about as alluring(...)

Colourful cast-concrete handmade planters designed by Dublin-based Ail+El

Gifts under €25 For gardeners who lose track of time, what about a Hexham outdoor/waterproof clock that can be popped discreetly into the border? (mr(...)

51 Sandford Terrace, Ranelagh, for sale with Hunters for €2.95 million

“Our son had it timed to a T,” says the owner of 51 Sandford Terrace, an elegant end-of-terrace in the heart of Ranelagh. “He would set his alarm for (...)

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