August inspiration

A gap year is something to look forward to, but dedicated gardeners dread the gap month of August.

13th August, 2005

A gap year is something to look forward to, but dedicated gardeners dread the gap month of August. Should you find yourself wondering how to fill those empty spaces left by spring and early summer perennials, take a trip to the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, where the annual beds offer a rich source of inspiration.

A flower we don't see enough of is cleome Rose Queen, a most obliging late summer ‘tall boy'. It...

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