Sun, 22 Nov, 2020
Peter Dowdall reports on a budding success story and how plant gifts make gardens more interesting
Tue, 02 Jul, 2019
Peter Dowdall has advice on planting flowers that come into their own at this time of year.
Thu, 28 Mar, 2019
Peter Dowdall says invest wisely in plants that will help repel the effects of poor drainage and mildew
Sat, 21 Apr, 2018
Certain varieties of Penstemons can bring colour and life to a garden late in the year, says Peter Dowdall
Sat, 07 Oct, 2017
Peter Dowdall on an exciting Cork-based innovation that has seen Voxpro enthusiastically open up some green space to be used by employees who might want grow their own food and ornamental plants
Sat, 23 Sep, 2017
Peter Dowdall says ‘Heavenly Blue’ catches the autumn sunlight like a stage actor hogging the spotlight
Sat, 09 Sep, 2017
Stunning Inula magnifica will make a great addition to the late summer garden, says Peter Dowdall
Sat, 26 Aug, 2017
Peter Dowdall urges caution with certain plants, like anemone, montbretia, which can be invasive
Sat, 05 Aug, 2017
Peter Dowdall says the West Cork Garden Trail offers inspiring examples of community work
Sat, 15 Jul, 2017
A strategic mix of colours, from purple and mauve to orange/yellow, livens up a garden, says Peter Dowdall
Sat, 08 Jul, 2017
For bedding plant displays, when it comes to colour there is no right and wrong, writes Peter Dowdall
Sat, 01 Jul, 2017
Peter Dowdall on the rose hybrid named for a man who made the mistake of upbraiding his missus.
Sat, 11 Mar, 2017
There is no such thing as a high maintenance plant. Yes, you read that correctly — plants are not demanding. What happens is that sometimes, when we put the wrong plant in the wrong place, we create a maintenance issue.
Sat, 26 Nov, 2016
Sat, 19 Nov, 2016
Sat, 12 Nov, 2016
Sat, 29 Oct, 2016
Sat, 22 Oct, 2016
I’m all for not having the garden looking perfect or manicured at this time of the year. I’m quite happy to let leaves and twigs fall on the beds and decompose.
Sat, 15 Oct, 2016
Every family has a particular time of the year don’t they, a particular month or two when nearly all the birthdays and anniversaries happen.
Sat, 17 Sep, 2016
Sat, 10 Sep, 2016
Sat, 03 Sep, 2016
Peter Dowdall looks at Alstromerias and how you can use it to add colour to your beds and borders.
Sat, 27 Aug, 2016
Sat, 13 Aug, 2016
Peter Dowdall harks back to the elderflowers of his childhood and recommends a colourful new variety.
Sat, 30 Jul, 2016
Peter Dowdall visits the famed island in West Cork and marvels at the range of plants on offer.
Sat, 23 Jul, 2016
Sat, 09 Jul, 2016
Sat, 04 Jun, 2016
There will be an Open Garden and a garden Party at John and Helen Fox’s house at Underwood, Rochestown, on Saturday May 28 to raise funds for Douglas Community Association.
Sat, 21 May, 2016
Sat, 07 May, 2016
Sat, 30 Apr, 2016
In this video Peter Dowdall from the Pavilion Garden Centre in Cork reveals how to ensure the best growth and colour if your planting Clematis and Azalea this Spring.
Wed, 27 Apr, 2016
Peter Dowdall from thePavilion Garden Centre in Cork looks forward to a long and hot summer (?) and reveals some planting tips to ensure your garden is an oasis filled with butterflies.
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016
Sat, 20 Feb, 2016
The Irish have two hot shots at glory on Main Avenue for this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, writes Peter Dowdall.
Sat, 13 Feb, 2016
Sat, 19 Dec, 2015
Peter Dowdall gives great praise to this scented winter lovely, saying it makes a great seaside hedge, but he bemoans the fact that it’s very prone to fungal infection.
Sat, 12 Dec, 2015
A VIDEO BLOG in which Irish Examiner gardening columnists Peter Dowdall gives you all the tips and advice you will need to have the garden of your dreams. (Updated 20/11/15)
Fri, 20 Nov, 2015
If you saw our organic vegetable growing video series and have developed a green thumb, why not keep it up?
Fri, 19 Jun, 2015
Any plant that has a use outside of the garden can be termed a herb.
Sat, 09 May, 2015
Peter Dowdall explains why some plants are classified as weeds in one culture but as flowers in another.
Sat, 11 Apr, 2015
Nature has a solution for acid-loving, low pH shrubs, which don’t thrive in limey soils, says Peter Dowdall.
Sat, 04 Apr, 2015
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