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Plant of the Week: Skimmia

It’s a rare plant that gives interest all year, with masses of spring flowers followed by brilliant red berries and glossy evergreen foliage all through autumn and winter. 

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Store garlic for your winter supply

Harvest garlic now as soon as the foliage has yellowed and died back ready to store and use throughout the winter.

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Plant of the Week: Saintpaulia

With their sumptuously velvety, heart-shaped leaves and clusters of delightful little flowers held almost all year round...

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Gardens of peace

The Jardins de la Paix (Gardens of Peace) are a series of 15 gardens paying tribute to those who gave their lives in France between 1914 and 1918, one garden for each country.

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Store tomatoes for your winter supply

It’s been an amazingly good tomato year what with the heat and sunshine for weeks on end – so if you’ve eaten your fill of fresh tomatoes but still have a massive glut left over, now is the time to squirrel your surplus away for winter supplies.

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Plant of the Week: Gentian

The intense azure colouring of their flowers turns heads wherever they’re planted, making these tiny plants real show-stoppers in the garden.

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Harvest fresh, home-grown spuds!

Although in the middle of summer the last thing you’ll be thinking about is Christmas, it’s worth tearing yourself away from the garden just for a second to do a little advance festive planning.

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Celebrating Ireland's unique natural heritage

Co-ordinated by The Heritage Council, National Heritage Week highlights the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.

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Plant of the Week: Aloe Vera

Pop this handsome succulent onto a sunny windowsill indoors for your own home-grown first-aid kit!

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Midsummer care

Houseplants respond well to a little extra care in midsummer, getting a new lease of life so they finish the summer at the peak of health and looking at their very best.

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