Take a stroll through Ireland’s majestic gardens with Donal Hickey.Read article
Richard Collins has discivered an educational comic book with a millenia’s old story and he’s here to tell you all about it.Read article
This week Dick Warner ponders over the paradoxical deciduous larch tree.Read article
Kya deLongchamps encourages a wide-eyed spring ramble around three of the many heritage gardens of Ireland.
Fiann Ó Nualláin hits the beer as a way of dealing with those fiendishly destructive, gastropod molluscs.Read article
Peter Dowdall on the work that goes on behind Chelsea Flower Show, organised by designer, Tom Harfleet.
Valerie O’Connor enthuses on the many advantages of having your own herb garden, be it little or large.
Flatulence is just as common in marine mammals as in humans and terrestrial animals, writes Damien EnrightRead article
Lengthening days and warmer temperatures, up to 17C at times, are all helping nature to emerge from a long winter sleep, writes Donal HickeyRead article
A major reason for planting the trees was to try and create a habitat for woodland plants and animals, writes Dick WarnerRead article
In focusing on the similarities between creatures, Pierre Belon laid the groundwork for a new branch of science, writes Richard Collins
Valerie O’Connor discusses vinegar tinctures this week.Read article
Fiann Ó Nualláin suggests following the composting method developed by Robert Raabe, a professor of plant pathology at Berkeley, California which produces temperatures high enough to kill tough weeds.Read article
The straw bee house was popularised on these islands by the Saxons, says Mary O’Riordan, but is a very ancient piece of bee-keeping kit that’s still used today.Read article
Peter Dowdall is mad for a beautiful flower called Nancy Evans but she’s a bit of a streel in the bed.Read article
In folk myth, wild arums are connected with bawdiness, writes Damien Enright.Read article
I’m not going to surrender in the fox wars, writes Dick Warner.Read article
Some Australians refuse to believe in this, almost mythical, creature’s demise, writes Richard Collins.Read article
At one time, our rivers and streams had abundant eel stocks and, as boys, we can remember turning over stones in attempts to catch slippery eels, writes Donal Hickey.Read article
There is no shame in having a weedy garden and we should rise above ‘untidiness’, says Fiann Ó Nualláin.Read article
Valerie O’Connor wades into a current debate on farming practice.Read article
Peter Dowdall is intoxicated with this easy-to-grow, softly-scented perennial that’s perfect for cutting.Read article
To have come home for these spring days is as great a joy for us, writes Damien Enright
In a three part series, garden designer Verney Naylor takes us on a tour of her latest outdoors landscaping project in West Cork.Read article
The manner in which Irish people have embraced recycling is a notable environmental success story, writes Donal HickeyRead article
People are surprised to learn that curlews are in trouble; the much-loved birds are seen and heard, particularly along the coast, in winter., writes Richard CollinsRead article
Spring has definitely arrived in the cold corner of the country that I live in, writes Dick WarnerRead article
The approach Manon Border Chavene took when coming up with a garden design for the annual Kilsaren Student Competion was to put herself into the mindset of someone who was homeless — but who had just received a a house.
The sun is shining and nothing gets you in the mood for summer like lemons, writes Valerie O’Connor.
Fiann Ó Nualláin is on a bit of rant for April Fool’s Day — the beginning of the gardener’s year proper.Read article