Richard Mabey

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The living willow hedge at Crann Og eco farm in Galway.

Consider this: when we are at work, our minds are turned on but our bodies are usually sedentary; when we go to the gym, we aim to switch off our mind(...)

Impatient with Impatiens glandulifera: Himalayan balsam. Illustration: Michael Viney

A stray seed like a little black ball bearing flew from a passing wheel some years ago and took root at the soggy roadside outside the gate. The next (...)

Narcissus ‘Rip van Winkle’. Photograph: Richard Johnston

As gardeners, we may occasionally grumble about Ireland’s cool, damp climate but oh, how our daffodils adore it: everywhere I looked this week, I see(...)