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Gardening with Gerry: striking Sycamore
Gerry Daly
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
3 April 2024 Gardening
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.
27 March 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.
Beekeeping with Willie: more than a peep inside the beehive
Why do beekeepers need to get involved in trawling through the bees’ nest? asks Willie O’Byrne.
20 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
A Week in the Country
Find out what caught the eye of the Irish Country Living team this week.
13 March 2024 Gardening
Groundcare: let it bee - striking a balance for nature
To cut or not to cut? The experts share their advice on how to make space for nature in gardens across the country, writes Grace Hanna.
13 March 2024 Gardening
Groundcare: patio paradise
Looking to enjoy your outdoors in style? Here are some patio options to get you started, writes Grace Hanna.
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.
13 March 2024 Gardening
Groundcare: where to save money on gardening equipment
Part of owning and maintaining a garden is having the right equipment. It is important to set out a budget and invest in the machinery and tools you need, writes Sarah McIntosh.
13 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