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Putting gardens on the app map

Putting gardens on the app map

A brand-new app for garden-visiting aficionados collects and reveals some of Ireland’s hidden botanic treasure troves

Autumn’s gregarious grandstanders

Autumn’s gregarious grandstanders

Ornamental grasses have huge potential, especially in larger gardens – even if autumn isn’t the most opportune time to plant them

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

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