Rowan berries show us how nature is stocking its larder for winter

Rowan berries show us how nature is stocking its larder for winter

Peter Dowdall branches out to take a look at the mountain ash or rowan.

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Cover all eventualities for gaps in screening cover

Cover all eventualities for gaps in screening cover

As trees shed their leaves, gaps in screening cover become ever-more obvious, says Peter Dowdall.

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Why it’s worth experimenting with bulbs that will add colour to your autumn garden

Why it’s worth experimenting with bulbs that will add colour to your autumn garden

It’s always worth experimenting with bulbs that will add colour to your autumn garden, says Peter Dowdall It’s always worth experimenting with bulbs ...

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It's not too early to prepare for spring - get planting now

It's not too early to prepare for spring - get planting now

Peter Dowdall has plenty of timely advice on preparing your plot for next spring Planting spring-flowering bulbs has to be one of my favourite tasks in the gardening ...

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Vigorous performers: A trio of plants that provide vibrant colour and ground cover

Vigorous performers: A trio of plants that provide vibrant colour and ground cover

Peter Dowdall looks at a trio of plants which provide fantastic colour and ground cover

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Call of the wild: Boosting coastal habitats and halting biodiversity loss

Call of the wild: Boosting coastal habitats and halting biodiversity loss

Peter Dowdall reports on efforts to halt biodiversity loss to boost coastal habitats in the Cork area

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Cut to the chase if you want a perfect lawn

Cut to the chase if you want a perfect lawn

Do you hanker after the perfect lawn? Peter Dowdall has advice on maintaining healthy green areas

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Hosta la vista: Plants that make the most of shady spots

Hosta la vista: Plants that make the most of shady spots

Making the most of shady spots is all down to knowing your fatsias from your hostas, says Peter Dowdall.

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How to make the most of hydrangeas to guarantee a display of colour

How to make the most of hydrangeas to guarantee a display of colour

Peter Dowdall has advice on making the most of a bloom that guarantees a display of colour.

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Popularity of climbers like clematis scales new heights

Popularity of climbers like clematis scales new heights

There are many climbing plants to choose from but clematis is the pick of the bunch for Peter Dowdall

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The hedgerows are alive with the sound of insects

The hedgerows are alive with the sound of insects

Pollinators are busy feasting on a tempting selection of flowering plants, says Peter Dowdall.

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In these times of climate change, choose plants to weather all conditions

In these times of climate change, choose plants to weather all conditions

It's never been more important to choose flowers and trees according to their environmental needs, says Peter Dowdall

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Gardening:  It's show time for all ages at Russborough

Gardening: It's show time for all ages at Russborough

The parkland setting of Russborough will be the setting for what promises to be a fun day out on July 28, says Peter Dowdall.

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Geraniums steal the show

Geraniums steal the show

Peter Dowdall reports on a budding success story and how plant gifts make gardens more interesting

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Peter Dowdall shares his top 4 flower picks to add a splash of summer colour to your garden

Peter Dowdall shares his top 4 flower picks to add a splash of summer colour to your garden

TAKE your eye off the garden in autumn or winter and it can be quite forgiving, as the growth rate slows and then stops for a while before everything starts again ...

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Pop-up gardens show off the best of the Ancient East

Pop-up gardens show off the best of the Ancient East

As pop-up gardens give us a taste of stunning arrays of plant life, Peter Dowdall shares his pick of the bunch of Irish gardens you should visit this summer

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Follow the garden trail to West Cork's Drishane House

Follow the garden trail to West Cork's Drishane House

Setting off from Drishane House, Peter Dowdall explores West Cork’s very own Gardens of Eden.

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Baptisia an eye-catcher at Bloom

Baptisia an eye-catcher at Bloom

The herbaceous perennial was in a different guise at Bloom, where it caught the eye of Peter Dowdall.

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Bloom proved that you can have an environmental message and still be ‘showy’

Bloom proved that you can have an environmental message and still be ‘showy’

Bloom proved that you can have an environmental message and still be ‘showy’, says Peter Dowdall

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Your guide to Bloom in the Park

Your guide to Bloom in the Park

Horticulture remains at the heart of the Dublin festival for Peter Dowdall, particularly the show gardens

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Gardening: Something for everyone at Chelsea Flower ShowThis story is enriched with multi-media content

Gardening: Something for everyone at Chelsea Flower Show

Brexit meant the Chelsea Flower Show was an all-UK affair, but it didn’t disappoint Peter Dowdall.

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Chelsea Flower Show kicks off in London

Chelsea Flower Show kicks off in London

The Royal Horticultural Society’s annual flagship event, the Chelsea Flower Show kicked off on Tuesday morning. Widely regarded as the top flower and garden ...

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Chelsea Flower Show feeling Brexit sting

Chelsea Flower Show feeling Brexit sting

It may seem a world away from the stuffy offices of EU Headquarters in Brussels but the results of the Brexit referendum all the way back in 2016 are being felt ...

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Peter Dowdall: What we can do every day to improve the planet

Peter Dowdall: What we can do every day to improve the planet

Ahead of the Irish Examiner sustainability event in the Glucksman on May 28, award-winning gardener Peter Dowdall explains why green really is an everyday colour

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Hit the horticultural highway to Mallow

Hit the horticultural highway to Mallow

Excitement is growing ahead of the Home & Garden Festival, writes Peter Dowdall.

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How to create a sustainable water feature in your garden

How to create a sustainable water feature in your garden

Gardeners’ interest in ponds and water features shows no sign of drying up, says Peter Dowdall.

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Could green roofs offer a solution to urban environmental challenges?

Could green roofs offer a solution to urban environmental challenges?

Could green roofs offer a solution to the challenges urban environments face, asks Peter Dowdal

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Fota House Plant & Garden Fair offers botanical treasure hunt

Fota House Plant & Garden Fair offers botanical treasure hunt

Fota’s plant fair is one of the highlights of the gardening calendar, according to Peter Dowdall.

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Let the sunshine in: How to grow hebes in your garden

Let the sunshine in: How to grow hebes in your garden

Blue-sky thinking and green-fingered expertise are a winning combination this season, says Peter Dowdall

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In the pink for April: Top tips for planting flowers in spring

In the pink for April: Top tips for planting flowers in spring

Peter Dowdall has advice on planting flowers that come into their own at this time of year.

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