toss A COIN OVER WHETHER OR NOT TO MOW THE LAWN, GROW YOUR OWN POTATOES OR JUST START CLIMBING THE WALLS 1: Sow hardy annuals Late March/early (...)

Klaus Laitenberger

More than three decades after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster sent a cloud of radioactive dust drifting across Europe, Klaus Laitenberger can stil(...)

Adam Bermingham with his daughters Erica and Niamh at their home in Churchtown. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Adam Bermingham’s approach to gardening has always been endearingly boffinish Much like the neat 1940s bungalow to which it belongs, Adam Bermin(...)

 As public concern grows for the vulnerability of the food chain during the  pandemic, gardeners are discovering the international seed supply chain is not immune to  challenges.   Photograph: Getty Images

Forced to stay home as a result of Covid-19 restrictions and with far more free time on their hands, many people are happily dusting off their spades (...)

Pots of young seedlings ready to be pricked out. Photograph: Richard Johnston

While coronavirus has brought many traumatic changes to our world, it has also served as a powerful reminder of how intimately our lives are bound to (...)

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(...)

Liat and Oliver Schurmann, who are bringing an underwater marine garden, called Aquamarina, to Bloom. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sustainability and climate change are the twin issues radically reshaping the future of gardening, inspiring a new generation to throw away the rule b(...)

Custom-made leather tool belt from the small family-run US firm Wheeler Munroe, whose belts are things of beauty as well as lifesavers for busy multi-tasking gardeners.

Ask any good gardener to name their favourite garden tools and, along with a shortlist of their most trusted brands, you’re likely to receive a loving(...)

Close-up of the delicate spring flowering, black cherry plum blossom also known as Prunus cerasifera ‘Nigra’,

If you’re a keen gardener, then you’re already probably familiar with that strange emotion that some call plantlust. Like a horticultural cupid’s arr(...)

The golden flower heads of Stipa gigantea

Some people hate late February but not me. It gives us hellebores with flowers the colour of ballet shoes, crushed strawberries, storm-clouds and cuc(...)

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