Innovative, eco-friendly and smart: Check out the gardening products of the year

From eco-friendly home composters to super quick pizza ovens and inventive garden lighting, we look at 7 garden products of the year.

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How to make the most of your visit to a summer garden show

Summer is show time for gardeners. Top designer Paul Hervey-Brookes tells Hannah Stephenson how best to prepare.

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Why hay fever remedies are not to be sneezed at

May, June and July are peak pollen months and Fiann Ó Nualláin has some timely advice

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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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Peter Dowdall previews the Rare and Special Plant Fair at Glin Castle

For gardeners, visiting a plant fair is like being a child in a sweetshop, says Peter Dowdall.

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Gardening dates for your diary

Glenville Flower & Garden Club will host Adam Whitbourn, head gardener in Blarney Castle, on Tuesday, April 30, in Kades Kounty at 8.30pm.

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Don’t let the grass grow under your feet: Lawnmowers that make the cut

Kya deLongchamps enjoys some new detailing in pressure washers and reveals what makes the cut for her in cordless grass control.

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Get the buzz on helping bees and other pollinators

Helping bees and other pollinators is easy and will make your garden more beautiful, says Peter Dowdall

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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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Brexit spikes growth in demand for comfort plants

According to reports, Brexit woes have led to a bloom in 'comfort plants'. In these times of uncertainty gardeners are seeking familiarity. Hannah Stephenson reports on the current bloom in comfort plants.

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Vintage View: Go softly on greened-up garden statues

Natural stone and concrete (reconstituted stone) garden statuary can come out of winter looking either totally charming or completely shook.

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A call to arms against invaders lurking in your garden

Inspired by the Roman god of war, Fiann Ó Nualláin is determined to do battle against pests.

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Spring has sprung: Use the new season turn your garden into an environmentally sound patch

The new season offers the chance to make our gardens more environmentally sound, says Peter Dowdall

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8 things gardeners can do to help alleviate the insect crisis

As research suggests insects are in dramatic decline, Buglife offers some simple ways we can all do our bit. By Hannah Stephenson.

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Sky's the limit with Peter Dowdall

Observing the colourful winter garden is an uplifting experience, says Peter Dowdal.

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3 pests and diseases that could threaten your potato crop – and how to stop them

Hannah Stephenson looks at three common problems which can devastate your crops.

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A rose by any other name...: Remembering rose breeder David Austin

The name David Austin is synonymous with roses in the 20th century and beyond. He died peacefully at his home in December, and is fondly recalled by Peter Dowdall.

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5 ways gardeners can help with the war on plastic

From reusing pots to getting creative, there’s lots green-fingered types can do to help cut plastic waste, writes Hannah Stephenson.

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Divide and conquer in the garden with Peter Dowdall

Knowing when to divide herbaceous plants can be key to a lovely garden, says Peter Dowdall.

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Campaigners holding 'plant-in' to save community garden in Dublin city

Members of the public will plant spring bulbs at Weaver Square Community Garden and Allotments in Dublin 8 as a "gesture of hope that the garden will be allowed to continue".

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How to extend flowering season in your garden by staggering bulb planting

Planting bulbs at different times will extend the flowering season in your garden, writes Peter Dowdall.

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Beat those cravings: A timely eye on the gardener’s waistline

Our bodies crave carbs during the dark winter months — but some herbs and teas can help fight the pangs and get you fit for gardening again, writes Fiann Ó Nualláin.

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Feathered friends opt for same-sex nests

Wisdom, a Laysan albatross, has reached the age of 68. According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the world’s oldest known bird arrived back at her breeding colony on Midway Atoll in November. She had laid an egg by December 3rd. This season’s chick may be her 37th.

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Perhaps we’re bird-brained for giving this heron such care

Are we mentally deficient, my wife and I, or are we apprentice angels who, when we pop off, will grow heron-wings and soar skyward to a heron heaven where our human transgressions will be overlooked because the feathered divinity thinks we’re birds?

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Time of the year to branch out

Letting Christmas trees go to pot offers wide-ranging and long-lasting festive options, says Peter Dowdall.

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Grit yourself for winter: Rooting your plants during wet, freezing conditions

Peter Dowdall offers suggestions on how you can root for your plants during wet, freezing conditions.

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Lifting the gloom with these ornamental grasses

Ornamental grasses can bring great winter colour and interest to the garden, writes Peter Dowdall.

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Fed up with urban smog? 5 pollution-resistant plants to help you breathe

As the government pledges the funding of millions of trees in cities to ease pollution, an expert offers a guide to 5 smog-resistant plants.

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Reasons to embrace bareroot season

November can be the perfect month to tackle planting or moving shrubs and trees, writes FiannÓ Nualláin.

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Give it a céad míle fuchsia in the garden

Peter Dowdall says now is as good a time as any to lay a hedge which plays a vital role in our environment.

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Seasonal rose hips are a great natural source of vitamin C

Fiann Ó Nualláin says he likes to pick his rose hips now as they often go into decline once the first cold snap of the year hits them

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A ladybird in the hand... The value of our scarlet friends

The ladybird does much more than toxic pesticides you might be thinking of using, writes Peter Dowdall.

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Top designers' advice on garden colour to blow the blues away

Want your outdoor space to shine through autumn? Hannah Stephenson asks designers to share some tricks of the trade.

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7 design hacks to enhance your garden as the nights draw in

Want your outdoor space to shine through autumn? Hannah Stephenson asks designers to share some tricks of the trade.

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Garden expert Matthew Biggs offers 5 tips to make the most of your greenhouse this autumn

As the weather gets cooler, Matthew Biggs offers 5 tips on what to do in the greenhouse to ensure you’re ready for winter.

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Creating the right environment for your garden birds

Looking after the domestic and migratory birds in your garden is a fascinating and pleasing pastime, but it can also play a significant impact in the preservation of endangered bird species, writes Kya deLongchamps.

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Celebrating the wonderful wealth of community food

Fiann Ó Nualláin says next weekend’s Cork Food Harvest Festival will be a mouthwatering one.

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Look for a silver lining in the garden

Peter Dowdall looks at the Silver Bush and other plants suitable for the winter garden.

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5 trees ideal for small outdoor spaces

As gardens become smaller, trim trees can be just the ticket, says Hannah Stephenson.

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When will your veg be ready? Follow our guide to harvesting

How do first-time vegetable growers know when their autumn produce is ready? Hannah Stephenson offers this guide to four of our favourites.

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From seedheads and grasses to flower skeletons: 6 plants to give your garden winter interest

Don’t cut down all your finished-flowering perennials, as their seedheads and stems may look stunning in winter, writes Hannah Stephenson.

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Protect the apple of your eye in the garden

Apples are one of the great pleasures of September but beware of fungal attacks, warns Fiann Ó Nualláin.

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Voxpro HQ to host urban gardening festival

They’ve always been proud of their Cork roots as they grew a global empire from a small seed.

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Are your late-summer borders already out in force? 8 plants which may be blooming early

Thanks to the lingering heatwaves, many gardeners are enjoying an early show of late-summer blooms, writes Hannah Stephenson.

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How to put the fancy into fencing

Kya deLongchamps offers some advice on the various options available to good neighbours.

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These 5 award-winning garden photos will inspire you to get out your camera

As entries open for the 2019 RHS photographic competition, Hannah Stephenson finds out why judges chose this year’s winners.

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Watch: Take a look at Alan Rudden's Gold medal award-winning garden

Dublin garden designer Alan Rudden has been named the Gold medal winner at this year's Hampton Court Palace flower show.

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Things you only know if you grow your own herbs to eat and cook with

Ella Walker reveals the joyful smugness of growing your own.

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Diarmuid Gavin: Ten dos and don’ts when it comes to garden design

The TV gardener talks to Hannah Stephenson about his own mistakes over the years, and how others can avoid pitfalls in their plots.

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Stylist and author Selina Lake is on a mission to show how ‘garden’ style can bloom indoors and out

From outdoor hideaways to living spaces that flow with nature, she shares three looks from her new book with Gabrielle Fagan.

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You can burn more than 51,000 calories a year in the garden – here’s how…

Lose weight and get fit by using your outside space as a gym, while also looking after your grass, beds and borders.

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8 ways to be waterwise during the warmer months

There’s been no sign yet this summer of a hosepipe ban, but we should all be thinking about ways to use less water – particularly the greenfingered among us, who have gardens to look after.

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