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Going with the flow

Going with the flow

Ali Rochford Get set for summer in the garden, and hose down your water bills, by installing a rainwater harvesting system

Time to get tutti frutti

Time to get tutti frutti

Things are getting a little crazy in the fruit world. In fact, some fruits seem to be having an identity crisis, not really knowing what they are. But while it may be “a mixed-up, muddled-up, shook-up” fruit world, it is a world of flavour that bring

Gardening: A lust for growth

Gardening: A lust for growth

From Begonia ‘Red Undies’ to Salvia ‘Hot lips’ and Hosta ‘Striptease, it’s time to get dirty in the garden this Valentine’s Day

It’s time to dig deep and learn

It’s time to dig deep and learn

Turn over a new leaf this year and sign up for a gardening course – there are plenty to choose from

All kinds of everything

All kinds of everything

Few people know it, but one Dublin family is responsible for creating one of Ireland’s most famous snowdrop displays

A private passion shared

A private passion shared

Ali Rochford: a new television show is allowing the best of Irish amateur gardeners to show off their skills

The kindest cut of all

The kindest cut of all

Ali Rochford: taking hardwood cuttings of your shrubs won’t pay off immediately, but it’s worth the wait

Gardening: A fitting memorial

Gardening: A fitting memorial

Ali Rochford takes a stroll through the War Memorial Gardens, where autumn’s fallen leaves have revealed the skill of its architect

Gardening: Roses are red, yellow, pink, peach . . .

Gardening: Roses are red, yellow, pink, peach . . .

Ali Rochford: breeders have managed to grow roses in any colour you like – except one

Gifts for gardeners

Gifts for gardeners

Ali Rochford: from garden centre vouchers to cans of worms, there are plenty of gardening gifts that are sure to please

Scentsations of winter

Scentsations of winter

Winter need not mean a bleak garden, given the variety of seasonal shrubs available

Gardening:  The 12 gardens  of Christmas

Gardening: The 12 gardens of Christmas

Ali Rochford A stroll around one of Ireland’s public gardens in winter is a less taxing Christmas exercise than braving the sea

A walk on the wild side

A walk on the wild side

Ali Rochford The New Perennial movement, where gardeners eschew formal planting to take their cues from the natural landscape, is a style growing in popularity

Gardening: Scentsations of winter

Gardening: Scentsations of winter

Gardening: A fitting memorial

Gardening: A fitting memorial