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Love me tenders

Love me tenders

Winter is upon us so tender plants come in from the cold

Breathing new life into Kilquade

Breathing new life into Kilquade

After a brief closure, Barry and Fergal Doyle have taken over the old Gardenworld in Wicklow, and say they are in for the long haul

Gavin to judge student garden design contest

Gavin to judge student garden design contest

Gardening for the future, not for the quick fix

Gardening for the future, not for the quick fix

Plan ahead and do your plant homework

Saving for a splendid season

Saving for a splendid season

In gardening terms, bulbs are money in the bank, delivering colourful dividends come the spring

The Cercis comes to town

The Cercis comes to town

As the evenings draw in, plants and trees can make your garden glow with spectacular autumn reds

Staying  grounded: Niall Maxwell loves the odd wet day

Staying grounded: Niall Maxwell loves the odd wet day

Gardener Maxwell puts strong emphasis on feeding the soil – as well as the mind – when it comes to his work

Gunneras in the mist

Gunneras in the mist

Zoos have shaken off their concrete block and cages image and are now a sanctuary for plants too

Getting better all the time: Ardgillan Castle's garden

Getting better all the time: Ardgillan Castle's garden

The north Dublin estate doesn't have the big-name cachet of others but its appeal is there for all to see

Blake’s heaven: Hunting Brook in Co Wicklow is the pride and joy of Jimi Blake

Blake’s heaven: Hunting Brook in Co Wicklow is the pride and joy of Jimi Blake

Blake is never afraid to experiment with all things exotic and eye-catching

Show off your late bloomers

Show off your late bloomers

‘Good-bye, good-bye to Summer! For Summer’s nearly done,’ wrote William Allingham. Prolong the garden’s plumage with late flowering plants

Cultivate your hydrangea habit

Cultivate your hydrangea habit

Ireland’s climate makes it the perfect place for planting hydrangeas, and there are colours and varieties to suit any garden

Garden party

Garden party

Get yourself back to the garden this summer by paying a visit to one – or more – of Ireland’s numerous beautiful attractions for a great day out.

Glades of glory

Glades of glory

Listed among the top ten landmarks in Ireland, the sprawling gardens at Mount Congreve in Co Waterford are a delight for visitors

Pleasures  of  the  flesh

Pleasures of the flesh

Ali Rochford The minimal maintenance needed by succulents means that these fleshy beauties are back in fashion