PLANNING THE WINTER VEGTABLE GARDEN

PLANNING THE WINTER VEGTABLE GARDEN

AugustCiarán Haskins
Canny vegetable gardeners start thinking about what to grow next winter as soon as the last one is finished. Take time out from the spring rush to ...
ANNUAL CUTTING GARDENS

ANNUAL CUTTING GARDENS

AprilCiarán Haskins
Filling your house with the colour and fragrance of fresh flowers cut from the garden is one of the great pleasures of gardening. The trouble is, t...
SEEDS AND CUTTINGS

SEEDS AND CUTTINGS

AprilCiarán Haskins
GROWING FROM CUTTINGSCuttings fall into three main groups, but whichever method you use it is essential that cuttings are taken from healthy plants...
WINTER VEGTABLES

WINTER VEGTABLES

CalendarCiarán Haskins
When you're happily beavering away in the veg garden over summer, it can seem like the long days of abundant flowers and fruit will never end. But ...
A CONTAINER VEGTABLE GARDEN

A CONTAINER VEGTABLE GARDEN

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You may be short of outdoor space, but that doesn't mean you have to do without home-grown vegetables. There are lots of veg which do brilliantly i...
A TASTE OF HISTORY

A TASTE OF HISTORY

AprilCiarán Haskins
Sometimes in veg-growing, as in life, the golden oldies are the best. Older 'heritage' veg varieties aren't often found in the shops, as they aren'...
FIVE EASY VEG

FIVE EASY VEG

AprilCiarán Haskins
When you're starting out with your new veg garden and trying to decide what to grow first, the sheer variety of vegetables that opens up to you whe...
GETTING DAHLIAS THROUGH WINTER

GETTING DAHLIAS THROUGH WINTER

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Dahlias are among the loveliest of late-summer bulbs, flowering their socks off for weeks on end (especially if you dead-head them regularly to kee...
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 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...
LOOKING AFTER GARDEN TOOLS

LOOKING AFTER GARDEN TOOLS

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Your tools are your best friends in the garden. They'll stand by you through thick and thin: they're the first things you reach for at times of tro...