Mary Keenan’s Garden Diary: creating a warm, festive welcome
As the festive season approaches, Mary Keenan offers advice on how to make your Christmas tree last and preparing your garden for visitors.
29 November 2023 Gardening
Gardening with Gerry: brightening the last days of autumn
The Golden daisy bush can tolerate light frost and is very easy to grow. The flowers are very pretty and lively, writes Gerry Daly.
22 November 2023 Gardening
Gardening with Gerry: supporting wildlife with Ivy
Ivy has had a particularly good summer this year, although it can be killed by late frosts it is a hardy plant.
Gardening: a wonderful addition to the garden
Miscanthus sinensis is the botanical name for Chinese silver grass, named after the Greek word mischos and anthos meaning stem and flower, writes Gerry Daly
15 November 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: a pop of late autumn colour
Nerine lilies are a brilliant hot pink which perfectly complements the yellows, browns and oranges of autumn, writes Gerry Daly.
25 October 2023 Gardening
Margaret Leahy: 'To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow'
It's the time of year when Margaret Leahy goes a bit 'bulb crazy' at the local garden centre - but do her lofty ambitions match her energy?'
25 October 2023 Features
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
Agri Careers: cultivating growth at the Midlands Prison
Caitríona Bolger pays a visit to Portlaoise to learn about the talent and productivity taking place behind the walls of the Midlands – the country’s largest prison.
18 October 2023 Education
Mary's Garden Diary: valuing professional gardeners
Head gardeners are the unsung heros behind some of Ireland’s most beautiful and widely visited gardens, writes Mary Keenan.
11 October 2023 Gardening
Creativity and craftmanship opportunities offered by Bord Bia Bloom
Bord Bia Bloom is offering opportunities for aspiring garden show designers to apply for an initiative to showcase their skills.
11 October 2023 Gardening