Kitty’s Kitchen Garden: sowing the seeds of love this April
As part of a new monthly column on vegetable growing in Ireland, Kitty Scully will be guiding us on growing a thriving kitchen garden.
13 March 2024 Gardening
Groundcare: mower choice
Battery-powered, robotic, petrol or ride-on? Here are some of the most important things to consider when buying a lawnmower, writes Sarah McIntosh.
21 February 2024 Features
Beekeeping with Willie: honeybees respond to lengthening days
With the days lengthening, beekeepers’ energy levels improve as they begin to spend more time at their tasks, writes Willie O’Byrne.
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
Gardening: celebrating the arrival of the February blossoms
This month we concentrate on our rose bushes, with pruning the main task for the weeks ahead, writes Mary Keenan.
31 January 2024 Gardening
Gardening with Gerry: “you’ll do a gardening article for us”
Writing in the Irish Farmers Journal since 1984, Gardening with Gerry is a column that has stood the test of time. Gerry Daly reflects on the change in the gardening landscape over those years.
27 December 2023 Gardening
Mary's garden diary: coping with a water-logged garden
With increased amounts of rain recently, water-logging is a real problem for Irish gardens. Mary Keenan has tips on how best to cope during the wet weather.
8 November 2023 Gardening
Gardening with Gerry: the beauty of incense bush
Joe Pye weed is an American plant, named after a native American healer who used it to treat a variety of ailments, writes Gerry Daly.
1 November 2023 Gardening
Gardening with Gerry: good ol' wild mountain ash
Not many trees offer such a span of decorative value, but Mountain Ash does, writes Gerry Daly.
18 October 2023 Gardening