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Traditionally, St Patrick's Day was a seasonal marker for gardeners. Already there is plenty of active growth, and now it goes into overdrive. To make the most of it, we have lots of useful suggestions and tips in WHAT TO DO NOW and KNOW-HOW.
Everybody loves spring bulbs, those symbols of spring and the new season. 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 and used in the garden. With summer fast approaching and the opportunity for more outdoor living, we show a range of garden paving and walling products to choose from.
In PLANT PROFILE, Billy Moore recounts his experience in growing rhodohypoxis, that little gem of alpine plants. In PLANT HISTORY, Charles Nelson tells the story of Dublin's gastronomic plant shows. In GARDEN VISIT, Shirley Lanigan visited Ann and Richard Coe's garden in rural West Wicklow, 900 feet above sea level. In DESIGN DESK, Gabriele Sanio takes an overview of a large rural garden to link together its numerous existing elements.
In NOTEBOOKS Hester Forde finds herself well ahead of the season while Rae McIntyre sign the praises of spring yellow. Dick Warner describes the activities of the tiny treecreeper. In GARDEN CENTRE EXPERIENCE, Mary Garde won €300 to spend on plants at Ballyseedy Home & Garden, Fota, Co. Cork. In STYLE ESSENTIALS, Lindie Naughton has collected ideas across a range of garden accessories and equipment. In COMMUNITY GARDEN, Fionnuala Fallon visited the very impressive ACRE community garden in County Kildare. 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 accompanying wines.
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