Paul Cutler

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Many Irish gardens are filled with one of the best and earliest-ever displays of snowdrops. Photograph: Moment/Getty

If you’re an experienced gardener, then you’ll already know that plants have surprisingly scant regard for the calendar year. Instead seasonality is a(...)

Niamh O’Donohoe, the young National Botanic Gardens-trained horticulturist

What does it take to make a career as a professional horticulturist? A strong back? Green fingers? A love of nature and of working alone outdoors? A w(...)

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 (...)

Spinkles of snowdrops flowering in the walled garden of Bellefield House, Co Offaly. Photograph: Richard Johnston

I’ve never quite decided which side of the fence I stand on when it comes to snowdrops. On the one hand, I’m by no means a galanthophile, a person utt(...)

It has always struck me as deliciously odd that a plant capable of producing such fiery-tasting fruits should be known by the name of “chilli”. We (...)

Rory McNamara has been working hard on his game and having claimed the 36-hole Lee Valley Senior Scratch Cup last weekend, he’s playing well enough to retain his West of Ireland Amateur Open title. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Rory McIlroy was the last player to successfully defend the title but Headfort’s Rory McNamara has the form and the pedigree to follow in some (...)

 Alan Dunbar finished second behind Ruaidhri McGee at the first qualifying stage of European Tour school at Wychwood Park in Crewe. Photograph: Mark Blinch/Reuters
McGee tops qualifying school in England
  • Golf
  • September 20, 2013, 16:16

Rosapenna’s Ruaidhri McGee claimed victory at the first qualifying stage of European Tour school at Wychwood Park in Crewe.The Derry-born golfer, who(...)

 Colm Moriarty shot a second round 67 to take a one-dot lead at the halfway stage of European Tour Qualifying School first stage at Wychwood Park. Photograph:   Warren Little/Getty Images

Irish golfers are setting the pace at the halfway stage of the European Tour Qualifying School first stage at Wychwood Park with former Challenge Tour(...)