GIANT PUMPKINS

GIANT PUMPKINS

AprilCiarán Haskins
The record for the biggest pumpkin in the world is a holy grail for giant vegetable growers: these days you need a forklift truck just to get your ...
GREENHOUSE GROW BAGS

GREENHOUSE GROW BAGS

CalendarCiarán Haskins
Grow bags are incredibly useful throughout the garden: just pop them anywhere you want to grow plants but don't have soil, like the edge of a patio...
GREEN MANURES

GREEN MANURES

CalendarCiarán Haskins
Leaving soil bare to the elements for any length of time is a recipe for disaster. Soil structure is a delicate thing, and if it's pounded into a h...
GROW YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

GROW YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

CalendarAine O Meara
Going home-grown for Christmas makes the holiday a real celebration of your garden's abundance. And one of the nicest things you can do with all th...
GROWING FOR SHOW

GROWING FOR SHOW

CalendarAine O Meara
Growing your own food is one of life's great pleasures, and like most good things, it's worth doing well. A great way of measuring your progress is...
GROWING FRUIT AND VEG ON BALCONIES

GROWING FRUIT AND VEG ON BALCONIES

CalendarAine O Meara
When space is really limited, gardening needs ingenuity. With a few clever tricks and some innovative gadgets, though, you can turn even a balcony ...
GROWING GRAPEVINES

GROWING GRAPEVINES

AprilCiarán Haskins
Of all the fruit you can grow in the garden, a grapevine is among the most productive and beautiful. All you need is a sunny wall, fence or pergola...
KEEPING DOWN WEEDS

KEEPING DOWN WEEDS

CalendarThomas Keogh
Weeds, so the saying goes, are just plants in the wrong place. The trouble is, there are so many of them. However much you might think dandelions a...
KEEPING HERBS HAPPY

KEEPING HERBS HAPPY

CalendarThomas Keogh
Few plants are as easy-going as herbs. You can pop them in any spare corner and they'll settle in without fuss. Many of the herbs you'll find in ou...
KEEPING THE CROPS COMING

KEEPING THE CROPS COMING

CalendarThomas Keogh
One of the real skills of good vegetable growing is the ability to time the cycle of sowing, growing and harvesting so you always have a steady str...
KEEPING TOOLS SHARP

KEEPING TOOLS SHARP

CalendarCiarán Haskins
Gardeners demand a lot of pruning tools, especially in winter when there are roses, clematis, apple trees and fruit bushes to do. There are other c...
KEEPING UP THE HARVEST

KEEPING UP THE HARVEST

CalendarThomas Keogh
Planting a veg garden really kicks off the year. By the end of March you'll have bought new potatoes and onion sets from our garden centre and tuck...