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... the days shorten...
September is a month of transition - still summer at the
start but definitely autumn by the end. September is capable of lovely weather,
even if there is a nip in the air in the morning and first frost scan occur in
inland areas. The garden gets a new lease of life if the sun shines as plants
respond with late flowers given a half-chance. And it is a fruitful time, a time
of harvesting vegetables and fruit. And we have all the tips and ideas for your
garden in September in WHAT TO DO NOW and KNOW-HOW, 20 pages in total.
In PLANT PROFILE, James Wickham outlines
the merits of the speckled toad lilies, exquisite flowers of autumn. In PLANT
HISTORY, Seamus O'Brien writes about Tourin Castle, a historic garden on the
banks of the Blackwater in Co. Waterford. In GARDEN VISIT, Shirley Lanigan
visits a large suburban garden, packed with plants and lots of colour. In
DESIGN DESK, a small urban garden is re-designed to make the most of the
In FEATURE: Autumn bulbs, Gerry Daly suggest that there is nothing the autumn flowering bulbs to re-invigorate the whole garden. In NOTEBOOKS, Lorna MacMahon and Brian Cross share insights
and experiences from their own gardens in the west and south. In GARDENING FOR
WILDLIFE, Dick Warner emphasizes the importance of trees, both native and introduced,
for wildlife. In GARDEN CENTRE EXPERIENCE, Cornelius O'Riordan won €300 worth
of plants for his Mallow garden at The Pavilion Garden Centre, Ballygarvan,
In PEOPLE, Fionnuala Fallon met Garden centre owner and landscaper Geoff Cameron in Belfast. In our
NEWS pages, we keep you up-to-date with news, events and new products and
accessories for the conservatory and garden. Leylie Hayes, head chef at Avoca
Handweavers offers delicious recipes for Root Vegetable and Squash Soup with
quick cheese soda bread and Raspberry Bake with Coconut and Lemon. Caroline
Byrne reviews some craft beers.
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