Spring forward: time to sow main crop vegetables and look at laurustinus
Gerry Daly
As the clocks spring forward, Gerry Daly has plenty of gardening inspiration if you are planning a few hours outdoors this weekend.
17 March 2023 Features
Give a gift from the heart this Mother’s Day
As Mother’s Day is just around the corner, the Irish Country Living team has compiled a mix of gift options ranging from sweet treats to one-of-a-kind experiences.
15 March 2023 Gardening
Paper bush: fragrance for your garden
This week, Gerry Daly how to begin fruit growing and he profiles the fragrant Paper bush. Read more here:
Magnificent magnolia at Mount Congreve
A visit to Mount Congreve in Waterford following a €7 million re-development reminds Mary Keenan of the importance of planting trees for future generations
8 March 2023 Gardening
Growing trees in the nursery before they ever reach your garden
Cullen Nurseries have 11 acres of land under trees, across the two different sites. Co-owner Caitriona Cullen advises on how to get the best results when planting trees in your garden.
8 March 2023 Gardening
Climate change resilient gardens
The future of our climate is uncertain and as gardeners, we need to adapt the way we garden to build resilience in our gardens, writes Colm O'Driscoll, head gardener at Lismore Castle, Co Waterford
8 March 2023 Gardening
Which mower for your lawn?
Are you in the market for a new lawn mower? Not sure where to start? We asked the experts for their recommendations. Fiona Alston reports.
8 March 2023 Gardening
Rose care, retirement and horse poo
Fiona Alston spoke to the Whethams, growers of roses over many decades, to get advice on rose maintenance and horse manure.
8 March 2023 Gardening
Editorial: lowering your stress gauge in the garden
For farmers, how much value is there in the mental health advice to get out in nature, when farming by its nature is particularly stressful in the spring?
8 March 2023 Amii
Gardening with Gerry: sowing vegetables for beginners - less is more!
“Do not take on too much in the first year or two, when a great deal of knowledge can be achieved by observation," Gerry Daly advises in this week's kitchen garden.
1 March 2023 Gardening
Gardening with Gerry: creating a crocus lawn
Gerry Daly brings the colourful crocus carpet to our attention this week, along with the next steps in preparing a kitchen garden
22 February 2023 Gardening
Early spring colour brought to you by the resilient Iris
This week, Gerry Daly takes a look at the colourful iris, our Kitchen Garden series continues and there are plenty of jobs for the week as the as the evenings get brighter!
15 February 2023 Gardening