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Sweet September!


There is a sweetness about September as summer still clings on while the first chills of autumn are felt. This month offers a second peak of growth, albeit a lower one than May, the biggest spike of the year. Many plants use it to make late growth. Flowers are given an extension of their season; fruit and vegetables mature and lawns recover. To make the most of sweet September, The Irish Garden has timely tips, advice and ideas in KNOW-HOW and WHAT-TO-DO-NOW, over twenty pages.


In PLANT PROFILE, Carmel Duignan reviews the beautiful late-flowering red flag lily in its various forms. In GARDEN VISIT, Shirley Lanigan visited Bruno Nicolai's remarkable garden of exotic plants in Cork. In GARDEN HISTORY, Finola O'Kane discusses Patrick Pearse's interest in gardens, including his emphasis on school gardening. In DAYS AWAY, Yvonne Gordon suggests gardens to visits on the Wild Atlantic Way and the Ancient East.


In DESIGN DESK, Gabriele Sanio suggests a very decorative, yet practical, design for a typical suburban back garden in Belfast.

In NOTEBOOKS West and South, Lorna MacMahon and Hester Forde recount interesting experiences of their own gardens. Dick Warner writes about the very rare and localized slow worm. In GARDEN CENTRE EXPERIENCE, Aisling Kinsella won €300 worth of plants at Windyridge Nurseries and Garden Centre, Dún Laoighre, Co. Dublin.



In COOKING, Barry Liscombe of Hartes in Kildare suggests recipes for Duck Ham with Pickled Carrots, Ginger, Beets & Melon and Blackcurrant Parfait with Apple Gel, Lime Meringue & Blackberry Purée, 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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