Tanguy de Toulgoët at Dunmore Country School. Photograph: Richard Johnston

At a time when there is much talk of rewilding our gardens as a natural means of counteracting climate change, it’s cheering to know there are people (...)

Dahlias: Dahlias are notorious for the ease with which the tubers of different varieties can accidentally get mixed-up. Photograph: Getty

August is a time of full and plenty in the garden when plots are brimming with homegrown produce and lots of late summer/early autumn flowering plants(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Alan Power is head gardener at Stourhead, the centuries-old 2,500 acre historic estate in Wiltshire

If the world of professional horticulture was a plum tree, then the job of head gardener of a large, historic, well-funded estate would be one of its (...)

North Dublin based competitive dahlia grower Christopher White examines some of his show dahlias. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Lines of neatly labelled vases filled with picture-perfect gladioli, roses and dahlias, vegetables arranged like Dutch still lifes, polished jars of (...)

A liquid mix of different beneficial bacteria, yeast and fungi restores life to the soil with wonderful results. Photograph: Richard Johnston

It’s funny how things change. Or, rather, how our attitudes to things change. Take, for example, antibiotics, which only a few short decades ago we(...)

 A homemade mini-hoophouse. Photograph: Richard Johnston

W hat a tough few months it’s been for the country’s kitchen gardeners. March’s icy winds and wintry showers sent soil temperature(...)