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Gardening

From trees to shrubs and flowers to fruit, Gerry Daly outlines the gardening jobs to be done this week.
By Gerry Daly on 15 February 2018
Kerria is a classic to brightened up the spring garden, writes Gerry Daly
By Gerry Daly on 15 February 2018
With work at a standstill thanks to the recent weather, this week Lily Champ shares a little bit of history from her garden.
By Contributor on 08 February 2018
Witch hazel is an outstanding garden plant, flowering at a time when there are so few plants in flower, writes Gerry Daly.
By Farmers Journal on 01 February 2018
The spotted laurel or aucuba is quite well known but not as much appreciated as it might be, writes Gerry Daly.
By Gerry Daly on 25 January 2018
Holly berries are part of the imagery of the season but, year-round, they make a very good garden plant, and an interesting one, writes Gerry Daly.
By Gerry Daly on 28 December 2017
In a new series, Maura Sheehy of Maura’s Cottage Flowers will inspire teachers, parents and pupils to start their very own school garden
By Contributor on 11 January 2018
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
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