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Curiouser and curiouser

Curiouser and curiouser

Finlay Colley describes his obsession with rare plant collecting as a kind of madness. But it is one from which all gardeners can benefit

Staying green in a drought

Staying green in a drought

Our glorious hot summer is wreaking havoc on gardens, and turning lawns into hay. So here are some tips to help your plants survive the summer heat

Plants that can beat the heat

Plants that can beat the heat

Join the cutting crew

Join the cutting crew

Consider planting a cutting garden if you want beautiful chemical-free blooms to decorate the house or table

A Bloom with a view

A Bloom with a view

Each of the 20 show gardens at this year’s event comes carrying a message of some kind - but all of them are veritable feasts for the eyes

Making scents of it all

Making scents of it all

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

Another Chelsea victory

Another Chelsea victory

From South African townships to a Chinese city of 1,000 lakes, designers at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show drew inspiration from eclectic sources

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

The chic outdoors

The chic outdoors

One of the key trends in gardening for 2018 is simple - more time outdoors. Here, we bring you some of the key trends in exterior style for 2018. Now all we need is some sunshine...

The grass can always be greener

The grass can always be greener

Garden designer Leonie Cornelius is the creative brains behind some of Ireland’s most extraordinary private gardens. Here, she explains how best to jazz up your outdoor living space

How should your garden grow?

How should your garden grow?

Each garden presents its own drawbacks and opportunities. So where to start? We’ve enlisted the expertise of four of Ireland’s leading garden designers - Diarmuid Gavin, Mary Reynolds, Paul Doyle and June Blake - to help you bring life to your little patch of the planet

Nourish with a flourish

Nourish with a flourish

Spuds you may like, but what about growing something more unusual this season? Gardening expert Dermot O’Neill explains how to grow five delicious foods that you won’t find in the supermarket

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