Trees, shrubs and flowers with Peter Whyte, Frances MacDonald and Mary Keenan
Catlin's Giant ajuga . Little Flames . Pretty Porlock!
Silver Swan . Check tree ties . Topiary poultry!
Tree Week . Pruning for colourful bark . Daffodil Tête-à-Tête
Fruit, vegetables and herbs with Klaus Laitenberger, Tanguy de Toulgöet and Nicky Kyle
‘Stonehead' cabbage . Growing broad beans . Jerusalem artichoke
Radishes in a seed tray . Vertical worm bin . Batavian lettuce
Apple ‘Red Devil' . Sorrel ‘De Belleville' . ‘Bonica' aubergine
Greenhouse, protected growing, and indoor plants with Rachel Darlington
Freesias in flower . Sowing China asters . Superb heron's bill
PLANTS and GARDENS
GARDEN VISIT: Wicklow rural idyll
Ann and Richard Coe's garden in West Wicklow has been forty years in the making and it has been a challenge to create what is now a rural idyll, as Shirley Lanigan discovered when she visited recently.
PLANT PROFILE: Drakensberg darling!
A true alpine plant, rhodohypoxis is one of the most arrestingly beautiful with its sparkling flowers of distinctive shape. Billy Moore relates his experience as he profiles this lovey flower.
FEATURE: Summertime bulbs
Everybody loves spring bulbs but what about summer bulbs? Planted now, they can bring to summer and early autumn lots of colour and rich seasonality. Gerry Daly lists the various kinds and how they are started off.
GARDEN DESIGN and KNOW-HOW
DESIGN DESK: Gabriele Sanio takes an overview of a large rural garden to link together its numerous existing elements!
KNOW-HOW: feedback from our readers
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Expert advice, seasonal plants and fresh ideas for your garden
Shirley Lanigan is a guest of the Donegal Garden Society.
Helen Dillon discovers the ways of a special plant
FAVOURITE PLANT: Broadcaster Andrea Hayes
WILDLIFE GARDENING: Dick Warner recounts the activities of the tiny treecreeper!
PLANT HISTORY: Charles Nelson tells the story of Dublin's gastronomic plant shows.
NOTEBOOK SOUTH Hester Forde
Getting ahead, white-bark birch, paperbark maple and Lenten rose
NOTEBOOK NORTH Rae McIntyre
Primrose yellow, winter hazel, ‘Bagshot Sands' and stachyurus A+
WEEKENDER: In the country with Mary Davies.
PAVING FEATURE: A paved area facilitates more regular use of the garden for outdoor living and entertaining, and there is a wide range of materials for garden paving and walling to choose from.
COMMUNITY GARDEN: Fionnuala Fallon visited the very impressive ACRE community garden in County Kildare.
NEWS: news, events, new products and accessories for home and garden.
GARDEN CLUB NOTES - what's on around the country in March.
COOKING: Chef Barry Liscombe of Hartes of Kildare suggests recipes for Goat's Cheese with Pickled Red Cabbage, Apple Gel & Candied Beets and Sweet Potato & Yoghurt Curry with Chickpeas, and Caroline Byrne selects wines.
GARDEN CENTRE EXPERIENCE, Mary Garde won €300 to spend on plants at Ballyseedy Home & Garden, Fota, Co. Cork.