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Gardening

Even in December, there are always plenty of jobs to do in the garden, writes Lily Champ.
By Contributor on 07 December 2017
The withered seedheads of herbaceous flowers are an element of garden beauty in winter, writes Gerry Daly.
By Gerry Daly on 16 November 2017
Closely related to mountain ash, whitebeam is an excellent native tree that could be more widely used in gardens, writes Gerry Daly.
By Gerry Daly on 02 November 2017
GIY founder Michael Kelly gives the low-down on creating raised beds for your veggie garden
By Contributor on 14 September 2017
The peacock orchid is a most exotic, fragrant flower for early autumn and well worth trying, writes Gerry Daly.
By Gerry Daly on 07 September 2017
With the summer work done on the farm and in the garden, Lily Champ looks forward to the ploughing
By Contributor on 07 September 2017
Dianella is an unusual plant to see in gardens, but it is worth looking out for, writes Gerry Daly.
By Gerry Daly on 31 August 2017
Previously largely unknown except in collections of unusual plants, spicebush has been offered for sale more widely recently, writes Gerry Daly.
By Gerry Daly on 13 July 2017
Orchids are very well-known and popular exotic flowers from tropical areas, often grown as house-plants, but there are hardy orchids too, writes Gerry Daly.
By Gerry Daly on 06 July 2017
For Lily Champ, summer is a time to reap with you sow in the garden; between the weeding, that is.
By Contributor on 29 June 2017
The tall border bellflowers are large and dramatic – but do not forget about their cousins of smaller stature.
By Gerry Daly on 29 June 2017
Summer has arrived when peonies come into flower and set a luxuriant tone, writes Gerry Daly.
By Contributor on 15 June 2017
A little friendly rivalry when it comes to growing tomatoes adds to the fun in the garden this summer, writes GIY founder Michael Kelly.
By Contributor on 13 July 2017
This week, Michael Kelly of GIY finds a moment of mindfulness in the veggie patch
By Contributor on 08 June 2017
The wild flag iris is commonly seen growing in wet places and it can have a role in the garden too, writes Gerry Daly.
By Gerry Daly on 01 June 2017
When it comes to your garden, Bloom winner and designer, Leonie Cornelius, believes in dreaming big, writes Maria Moynihan.
By Maria Moynihan on 25 May 2017
In a new series, Maura Sheehy of Maura’s Cottage Flowers shares some simple gardening projects to get children growing. This month, build a "bug hotel" and watch a shooting seed
By Maura Sheehy on 01 June 2017
Although known as the Welsh poppy, this pretty yellow poppy is native to this country too, writes Gerry Daly.
By Gerry Daly on 25 May 2017
Time for tea? Well, comfrey tea anyway, reckons GIY founder Michael Kelly.
By Contributor on 25 May 2017
The Chilean potato tree is in flower at the moment and it is a very pretty plant for a wall or fence, writes Gerry Daly.
By Gerry Daly on 18 May 2017
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