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City rooftop garden designed by Paul Martin

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be temporarily donning the hat of horticultural agony aunt as I help Irish Times readers tackle some of their thorniest (...)

There are ways to deal with slugs which don’t involve nasty chemicals. Photograph:  Wodicka/ullstein bild via Getty

Black spot on the roses, vine weevils damaging container-grown plants, slugs devouring treasured dahlias, woolly aphids infesting our most prized gard(...)

Shoppers in London:  like-for-like non-food sales declined by 0.4 per cent in the three months to February. But like-for-like food sales lifted by 0.6 per cent. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Retailers have endured their first quarterly fall in non-food sales for more than five years as rising inflation eats into consumer spending, industry(...)

Sports broadcaster Johnny Lyons  was found dead at his apartment on August 19th 2015.

The family of sports broadcaster Johnny Lyons who died a month after a fall at his home have questions about his care, an inquest heard. Mr Lyons of (...)

Diarmuid Gavin’s silver-gilt winning garden.

By now you’ll almost certainly know that the grand old lady of international horticulture that is the RHS Chelsea Flower Show once again waved her ma(...)

Paul Martin’s garden for which he won a gold medal. Photograph:  PA

Two Irish garden designers were awarded prestigious Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) medals for their main avenue show gardens at this year’s Chelse(...)

Paul Martin’s garden is described as a calm space to reboot after a busy day at work.

Dundalk-born garden designer Paul Martin’s “mindfulness” garden has won a gold medal at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Mr Martin, who has desi(...)

Wicklow gardener and nursery owner June Blake planting up a vintage cast-iron pot with a selection of choice summer-flowering perennials

Tired of the same old ideas as regards the perfect summer container? Trying to think of a more perennial, sustainable solution to the challenge of pr(...)

Paul Martin: ‘It’s a little bit like showing a pedigree dog at Crufts; you have to understand the rules if you want to win a medal at Chelsea.’ Photograph: Richard Johnston

Talking to the Dundalk-born garden designer Paul Martin about his upcoming garden at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show, I was reminded of that scen(...)

The purple flower spires of the native foxglove, Digitalis purpurea, lighting up the edges of a Wicklow woodland.

Fairy thimbles, fairy gloves, witches’ bells . . . whatever name you might know it by, the lofty purple flower spires of our native foxglove are on(...)

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