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The lovely Chinese dogwood, Cornus kousa, carries crimson-flushed yellow leaves Kousa Dogwood Tree, Flowering Cherry Tree, Euonymus Alatus, Tree Day, Yellow Leaves, Pretty Green, Garden Trees, Small Trees, Trees And Shrubs

A riot of colour in your garden

Many gardens have plants that show autumn colour - but, in most cases, these were not expressly planted with foliage in mind, but amount to an excellent bonus. For instance, many flowering cherry trees have good autumn colour, notably Prunus sargentii, which is one of the first to turn. Hornbeam, birch and beech also colour well, although rarely planted with that purpose in mind.

Diarmuid Gavin: From brick walls to green hedges, a boundary defines your garden Leylandii Hedge, Diarmuid Gavin, Bamboo Species, Evergreen Hedge, Timber Fencing, Bamboo Canes, Noise Pollution, Small White Flowers, Aesthetic Value

Diarmuid Gavin: From brick walls to green hedges, a boundary defines your garden

Garden boundaries are often an integral part of the overall design. They help to define your space and provide backdrop and colour to planting. They can offer shelter and help create micro-climates, enabling the cultivation of more tender species.

Did you know that Leaf Peeping is a thing? In places like Connecticut and parts of New Zealand tourists obsess and delight at autumnal hues as green leaves change to orange, red and russet. Diarmuid Gavin, Euonymus Alatus, Purple Fruit, Sweet Gum, Specimen Trees, How To Grow Taller, Small Trees, Trees And Shrubs, People Around The World

Diarmuid Gavin: A Beginner's guide to leaf peeping

Did you know that Leaf Peeping is a thing? It's a recognised hobby for many people around the world. In places like Connecticut and parts of New Zealand tourists obsess and delight at autumnal hues as green leaves change to orange, red and russet.

Make it a meadow - let your garden grow wild and wait for the natural magic to happen - Independent.ie Annual Flowers, Wildflower Seeds, Planting Bulbs, Day Lilies, Live Plants, Perennials, Outdoor Gardens, Wild Flowers, Orchids

Make it a meadow - let your garden grow wild and wait for the natural magic to happen

Why are meadows important? They are part of our cultural and natural heritage and sustain a huge range of wildlife including wildflowers, fungi, bees, flies, beetles, spiders, moths, butterflies, reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, bats and birds. They also provide other environmental benefits such as carbon storage, water retention to prevent flooding, and habitats for crop pollinators. However, many meadows have been turned into monocrops or grasslands, which in turn has led to a decline…

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Reasons why your fruit trees may fail to bloom

After an exceptionally good flowering on fruit trees, it is strange that many fruit trees will have little or no fruit this year. It was not that there was hard frost that damaged the flowers before they could set, but rather a phenomenon called biennial bearing.

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Diarmuid Gavin: Perfect green-fingered gifts for Christmas

Just 18 more days until Christmas and, like me, you're probably racking your brains for present ideas.

There is still time to carefully cut the grass if you want to have an easily maintained and even lawn. Eco Garden, Green Garden, Altamont Gardens, Lawn Fertilizer, Cut Above The Rest, Lawn Edging, Growing Seeds, Types Of Soil, Grass

How to keep your lawn a cut above the rest

The 'non-mowing' season is almost as long as the mowing season, there's only a month or so between them. While a lawn can look well in the main growing season, it can also look very well during the 'off' season if a few small jobs are carried out in autumn and not just through the winter months but right into the next year.

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Grassroots campaign: Take action in your lawn

March is the perfect time to take action when it comes to your lawn, writes Peter Dowdall

Headline Pushing the boundaries: How a hedge acts as a border while enhancing the garden Growing Seeds, Growing Plants, Hedging Plants, Plant Cuttings, Different Plants, Plant Nursery, All Plants, Months In A Year, Hedges

Pushing the boundaries: How a hedge acts as a border while enhancing the garden

A hedge acts as a border while enhancing the garden, says Peter Dowdall

Headline Your guide to what to prune and when Pruning Shrubs, Flowering Shrubs, Large Flowers, Purple Flowers, Mock Orange, Winter Colors, End Of Summer, Wisteria, Clematis

Your guide to what to prune and when

Hannah Stephenson shows you how to cut back shrubs at the right time.

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Ten brainteasers to test your horticultural knowledge

So you think you know your hydrangea from your helleborus, or can identify Latin plant names or nuisance pests lurking in your soil?

A glorious autumn season has arrived -- and that means your lovely lawn will require some fall yard maintenance. Read on to know which chores to do. The post 4 Fall Yard Maintenance Chores to Tackle N Benefits Of Gardening, Organic Gardening, Urban Gardening, Gardening For Beginners, Gardening Tips, Gardening Supplies, Red Wellies, Yard Maintenance, Plantation

Time to make gardening resolutions: From ditching plastics to stopping impulse buying

Hannah Stephenson has 10 ideas.

Headline A winter's tale: Enjoy the seasonal drama in the room outside Winter House, Winter Day, Sensitive Plant, Winter's Tale, Walk Past, Winter Beauty, Garden Pests, Ornamental Grasses, Glass House

A winter's tale: Enjoy the seasonal drama in the room outside

Peter Dowdall shows you how best to enjoy the seasonal drama unfolding in the room outside.