The lipstick-pink and orange fruits of the native spindle tree, Euonymus europaeus, in their autumn glory. Photograph: Richard Johnston

As gardeners, we can sometimes be so enthralled by the spectacle of autumn leaves in all their fierce, fiery beauty that we don’t fully appreciate the(...)

The meadows at Highgrove House  in Tetbury, England. Photograph:  Chris Jackson/Getty Images

If the rumours of recent weeks turn out to be true, then a certain member of the British royal family will be paying a visit to Kilkenny any day now. (...)

A bumblebee feeding on a cosmos flower. Photograph: Richard Johnston

With a horde of scientific studies confirming the fact that populations of wild bees, butterflies and other insects are in dramatic decline, many gard(...)