Ali Rochford

Ali Rochford

Hedging your beds

Hedging your beds

Whether breaking your garden into a series of picturesque rooms or seeking privacy, now is the time to plant a hedge

Indoor Gardening: The greenhouse effect

Indoor Gardening: The greenhouse effect

Plants can add a healthy air to your home

Indoor Gardening: The greenhouse effect

Indoor Gardening: The greenhouse effect

Plants can add a healthy air to your home

Core Irish values

Core Irish values

David Llewellyn, who runs a vast orchard in Lusk in north Dublin, is on a mission to reinvent the apple trade in this country

The secret life of plants

The secret life of plants

Helen Dillon’s garden in Ranelagh is a cornucopia of alluring species – many of which she feels might just have their own personalities, from thugs to Greta Garbo types

Hooked on plants

Hooked on plants

Roy Lancaster was 15 when his interest in gardening was piqued. In his latest book, the 79-year-old reflects on a life of plants

Picking a winner

Picking a winner

A rose-tinted garden is hard to beat for real value

Astrantias are true midsummer masters

Astrantias are true midsummer masters

The underrated flowers are the real stars of a summer garden

Pellies with welly

Pellies with welly

Embrace the diversity of simple yet beautiful pelargoniums

Cocktail hour: Colourful geums bring the party to the garden

Cocktail hour: Colourful geums bring the party to the garden

The flower's recent popularity is well-deserved

Leafy beauty in full Bloom

Leafy beauty in full Bloom

Bloom 2016 was the perfect mix of aspirational and attainable show gardens

The Reluctant Activist

The Reluctant Activist

'Gangsta gardener’ Ron Finley is coming to the Bloom Fringe Festival to discuss the urban gardening revolution and living life on the edge

Organic growth

Organic growth

Dee Sewell enjoys sharing her passion for sustainable living

Gardening Special: Get outside this summer

Gardening Special: Get outside this summer

You don’t need green fingers to connect with your garden in the warmer months

A secret garden

A secret garden

Tullynally Castle is home to many exotic species and enchanting sculptures