Monty Don

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Nigel Slater: ‘Little can compare with making someone something nice to eat.’ Photograph: Jenny Zarins/4th Estate

THE FOOD WRITER AND TV PRESENTER WROTE A BOOK ABOUT HIS TOUGH CHILDHOOD, AND HE NOW REGULARLY GOES TO SEE THE PLAY IT LED TO. IT IS HARD TO WATCH, (...)

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(...)

lys Fowler: “Being that tidy-minded is not only an awful lot of hard work, it also comes at an enormous cost to our wellbeing.”

As a longstanding gardening columnist with the Guardian, a bestselling author, and a former presenter on the BBC’s Gardener’s World, Alys Fowler (...)

Giverny, France - June 8th, 2017: Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny, in the background the house of Monet can be seen. Photograph: Getty Images

Heading off abroad on holidays this summer and hoping to include a visit to one of Europe’s great gardens? I asked some of the country’s most seasoned(...)

Lettuce doesn’t have to be eaten in a salad, it can be braised, grilled, stir-fried, used as a wrap, and juiced. Photograph: iStock

This is the time of year when lettuce consumption peaks; it’s also when we look for inspiration on how to use this ubiquitous vegetable. Apart from be(...)

Now is the  time to rifle through the pages of the new crop of seed catalogues. Photograph: Richard Johnston

January- that mournful month of small, grey days and an invalid sun that hangs low and weak in the winter sky - is never an easy time of the year for (...)

David Austin rose ‘Strawberry Hill’ from Mr Middleton – €22

I used to think that when it came to the chore of Christmas present shopping, buying a gift for the green-fingered person in your life was as easy-pea(...)

So you want all the plants? Photograph: Getty

It’s that time of year again when Ireland’s garden centres, hardware stores and supermarket chains are filled with cheery displays of annual bedding p(...)

It’s hard to believe 15 years have passed since the Carlow Garden Festival took its first baby steps with just a handful of garden experts as part of (...)

Dan Hinkley in Vietnam with Daphniphyllum. Photograph:  Uoc Le Huu

Teacher, writer, lecturer, consultant, nurseryman, naturalist, gardener – even if you haven’t already heard of the American plantsman Dan Hinkley, th(...)

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