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Gardening with Gerry: sweet William and gooseberry mildew
Gerry Daly
Sweet William was a popular flower in the cottage gardens of old as it was easy to grow and it produced a big colourful show of perfumed flowers.
22 June 2022 Gardening
Gardening with Gerry Daly: potato vine and cuckoo spit on lavender
The potato vine or the potato jasmine vine, Solanum jasminoides, is so named because it has starry flowers that resemble jasmine.
15 June 2022 Gardening
Gardening with Gerry: starting perennial flowers
Taking care of perennial flowers, sowing parsley and top gardening tips with Gerry Daly.
Peony problems and pillaging pests
It’s hectic as Mary Keenan reaches peak season for visitors to her garden meaning constant attention to weeding and trimming to keep everything looking at its best.
8 June 2022 Gardening
Katherine's Country: a visit to Chelsea Flower Show
Following a visit to Chelsea Flower Show, Katherine O’Leary writes “we are going to garden differently. We will preserve and enhance the biodiversity on our farms and in our gardens.”
Gardening with Gerry Daly: sweet lily-of-the-valley
Lily-of-the-valley is grown principally for its beautiful, scented flowers but its foliage is also very valuable as ground cover.
25 May 2022 Features
Busy season for beekeepers and buyer beware
Marking queens is a tool simply to make them easier to find during the season and this important job was delayed slightly by a cool breeze. Writes Willie O’Byrne.
25 May 2022 Features
Gardening with Gerry Daly: ring-a-ding-ding with bluebells
This week in the garden Gerry Daly talk bluebells, rhododendron and the job to get done at the moment.
18 May 2022 Gardening
In the garden with Gerry Daly: snowy mespilus and wasabi
Gerry Daly discusses snowy mespilus, wasabi and the jobs to get done in the garden this week.
27 April 2022 Gardening
Gardening with Gerry Daly: New Zealand ‘tea tree’
The flowers are small and cup-shaped like tiny roses, and there are double-flowered forms, writes Gerry Daly.
20 April 2022 Gardening
Mary's Garden: Embracing shade and tantalising tulips
This month, Mary Keenan explores the opportunities of embracing shade in the garden.
13 April 2022 Gardening
In the garden with Gerry Daly: Lenten rose
Gerry Daly discusses the Lenten rose, frost damage in flowers and the jobs to get done in the garden this week
6 April 2022 Gardening