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Jimi Blake in his west Wicklow garden, Hunting Brook. Photograph: Sean Jackson

He’s been described by the Telegraph newspaper as one of the world’s “new plant gurus” and is chums with Monty Don (the mellifluous-voiced presenter o(...)

Bumble bee feeding on cosmos flower. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Few months in the gardening year are more joyful than April with its oh-so-pretty froth of flowers and newborn greenery. It is the gardening month mo(...)

Photograph: Moment/Getty

Few things feel more counter-intuitive to a gardener than the annual late winter/early spring ritual that is rose pruning. Because if you want your ro(...)

Wicklow Brave holds off Order Of St George to take the 2016 Irish St Leger. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins accepts Wicklow Brave faces a “tall order” to win the Comer Group International Irish St Leger for a second time at the Curragh on Sund(...)

The Duchess of Cornwall meeting the stallion Invincible Spirit as she visits the Irish National Stud in Kildare. Photograph:  Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

In the brief battle for the attention of five sporting superstars, it came down to a straight fight between the Duchess of Cornwall and a bucket of ca(...)

North Dublin based competitive dahlia grower Christopher White examines some of his show dahlias. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Lines of neatly labelled vases filled with picture-perfect gladioli, roses and dahlias, vegetables arranged like Dutch still lifes, polished jars of (...)

Ireland’s gold medalist youth fly angling team at Lough Lein, Killarney.

The Telephone and Raymond Variant fly patterns proved the winning combination in last Sunday’s Partry Angling Club Pairs competition for Peter Roache (...)

Kieren Fallon on Cavalryman (left) wins The Goodwood Cup ahead of Harry Bentley on Ahzeemah. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Cavalryman showed he was as good as ever at the age of eight as he powered to victory in the Artemis Goodwood Cup. Godolphin’s eight-year-old became t(...)

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II with her horse Estimate in the winner’s enclosure after it wins the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot last year. Photograph: AFP Photo.

Queen Elizabeth’s 2013 Ascot Gold Cup heroine Estimate has tested positive for morphine, Buckingham Palace announced yesterday.Michael Stoute’s five-y(...)

Winner Leading Light ridden by Joseph O’Brien celebrate their victory in the Gold Cup during Day Three of the 2014 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Hot favourite Leading Light narrowly denied the Queen’s defending champion Estimate in a pulsating climax to the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.Last year’s Q(...)

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