Ali Rochford

Ali Rochford

Making scents of it all

Making scents of it all

Add a delicious extra dimension to your garden through the use of perfumed plants

Artist’s collaboration with Mother Nature

Artist’s collaboration with Mother Nature

TJ Maher gave up painting for two decades to create a gorgeous haven for people, plants and pollinators

Sleepless nights lead to luscious days

Sleepless nights lead to luscious days

Through tender diligence over the past 15 years Rosie Maye, aka the insomniac gardener, and her husband Padraic have created an inspiring paradise

A banquet of bulbs to suit any spring garden

A banquet of bulbs to suit any spring garden

If a house is not a home, then a garden without bulbs is not a garden at all, says Dutch plant expert Jacqueline van der Kloet

Time for a colour explosion in your garden after a long winter

Time for a colour explosion in your garden after a long winter

The long grey, mucky winter is almost at an end - and these bright flowers and plants will help the garden catch up and get straight into the swing of spring

A productive patch from scratch

A productive patch from scratch

Treat your vegetable patch as a valuable asset and you will be rewarded with the best return – healthy food

Spring back after arctic weather

Spring back after arctic weather

Were you broken-hearted to see the bedraggled remains of your garden after the recent snow? Fear not, many plants will recover if you give them time

A Lenten rose’s promise of spring

A Lenten rose’s promise of spring

These lovely winter-flowering perennials are an uplifting reminder that spring is on the way

Into the wild

Into the wild

Some see wildflowers as unwanted, but memoirist Zoë Devlin finds beauty in these unexpected visitors and encourages us to garden with nature, not against it

Going the extra Mile

Going the extra Mile

Douglas Hoerr had his lightbulb moment in an English country garden. Now he’s sprucing up Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

Keep it natural for rich wreath pickings

Keep it natural for rich wreath pickings

Raid your garden – or your houseplants – to make a unique and inexpensive yuletide decoration for your door

Growing with the gardens of Glin

Growing with the gardens of Glin

Catherine Fitzgerald’s talents as a garden designer are showcased to the fullest in the delightful grounds of her family’s ancestral home, Glin Castle in Co Limerick

Bulbs to put a spring in your step

Bulbs to put a spring in your step

With plenty of thrifty deals being offered on bulbs, now is the perfect time of year to experiment with them in your garden

Zen and the art of bonsai

Zen and the art of bonsai

The Japanese practice of cultivating bonsai combines artistry with good old-fashioned gardening. Its slow nature requires growers like Paul Homan to tune into nature so it’s a great way to de-stress, he says

The apples of farmer Con’s eye

The apples of farmer Con’s eye

As the owner of The Apple Farm near Cahir, Co Tipperary, Cornelius Traas is privy to an abundance of variety, so it’s not surprising that he finds it hard to pick a favourite fruit of his labours