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Gardening with Gerry: wedding season
Gerry Daly
The wedding cake viburnum is in full flower these days, and with its tiered, layered branches it is quite a sight to see, writes Gerry Daly.
5 June 2024 Gardening
Gardening with Gerry: lovely Libertia leads the way
Renowned botanist Marie-Ann Libert left a lasting legacy in the plant world with a stunning flower named in her honour, writes Gerry Daly.
22 May 2024 Gardening
Gardening with Gerry: branching out with ‘Red Robin’
If you’re looking to add some vibrant colour and year-round interest to your garden, the ‘Red Robin’ can tranform your outdoor space, writes Gerry Daly.
Gardening with Gerry: azaleas allure
There are thousands of varieties to choose from, with azalea colours ranging from pinks and purples to oranges and yellows, writes Gerry Daly.
15 May 2024 Gardening
Gardening with Gerry: summer Magnolia
Summer magnolias are just showing leaves and swelling their flower buds as we head into the next season, writes Gerry Daly.
8 May 2024 Gardening
Gardening with Gerry: fern-tastic delights
When choosing ferns for the garden, provide the right conditions — light shade and moist soil that is very well drained are important, writes Gerry Daly.
24 April 2024 Gardening
Gardening with Gerry: striking Sycamore
People are often surprised to learn that the sycamore is not a native tree, and yet it has found its home in many large gardens in the countyside, writes Gerry Daly
10 April 2024 Gardening
Gardening with Gerry: soak up the benefits
After months of near-constant rain, gardens and farmland have rarely been so wet and it has been difficult to carry out seasonal activities. Here, Gerry Daly discusses strategies for a wet garden.
27 March 2024 Gardening
Gardening with Gerry: star of the south
Like many South American plants, begonias are very intensely coloured, mostly in shades of orange, red and yellow to attract pollinating hummingbirds.
20 March 2024 Gardening
Gardening with Gerry: out of the blue
Scilla or squill is related to the wild bluebell, and the much cultivated garden flower hyacinth, writes Gerry Daly.
13 March 2024 Gardening
Favourite flower of Marie Antoinette
Dahlia is part of the daisy family and can come in a wide variety of bright colours and shapes.
6 March 2024 Gardening
Gardening with Gerry: scent of spring
Sweet box is a durable, tough little plant, attracting a variety of wildlife and pollinators including birds and bees, writes Gerry Daly.
21 February 2024 Gardening