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July Splendour!

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...this month's editorial


July is the middle month of the garden summer - a time when the season finally settles into its own. Plants that have been growing for months open their flowers, and shrubs that flower on current season growth are only getting underway. It is time to enjoy the pleasures of the garden and the rewards of earlier effort, so make sure to barbecue and eat outdoors at the faintest opportunity. There's still a lot of growing ahead and The Irish Garden have 20 pages of advice and tips in WHAT TO DO NOW and KNOW-HOW.


Colourful paint use in the garden has become standard with garden designers who see the value of colour and how it can be used to set the mood of a space. We have a review of the possibilities and the products. The mallow family has some of the most delicately beautiful of garden flowers, with a true summery touch, and Carmel Duignan reviews what this diverse family has to offer. In GARDEN VISIT, Shirley Lanigan visited Patricia Archer's impeccable garden in south County Dublin. In GARDEN HISTORY, Jane Powers relates the story of the Japanese Gardens at Tully, Co. Kildare. In ORNAMENTAL GARDEN: A pergola can add a considerable amount of interest to a garden and it can have a practical value too, as Gerry Daly outlines.


In DESIGN DESK, Owen Chubb shows a before-and-after upgrade for a suburban garden. In NOTEBOOKS North and South, Rae McIntyre and Brian Cross pass on interesting observations of their own gardens. Dick Warner writes about dragons and damsels around garden ponds. In GARDEN CENTRE EXPERIENCE, Jennifer Murphy won €300 worth of plants at Easy Garden Spawell, Templegoue, Dublin. In PEOPLE, Fionnuala Fallon met vegetable evangelist Joy Larkcom who lives in West Cork.


Chef Tim O'Sullivan of Renvyle house in Connemara offers recipes for Pan Seared Sea Bass, basil and vegetable provencale, saffron mussels, yellow pepper cream, baked beetroot and parsnip crisps, and Pear and Apricot Filo Roulade, and Caroline Byrne selects wines. In our NEWS pages, we keep you up-to-date with news, events and new products and accessories for the conservatory and garden with Lindie Naughton.

And please remember to support local suppliers of products and services who advertise in The Irish Garden magazine.


Good gardening!


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