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March 2018

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The old saying has it: March, in like a lion, out like a lamb! Certainly, this winter and early spring has seen plenty of the lion stuff with recurring weather fronts bringing lots of rain, strong wind, ice and some falls of snow. Still, nature's clock is still ticking, and garden plants are more or less on schedule if not a little ahead in some cases. The growing season has a way of levelling out and The Irish Garden is ready too with lots of opinions, ideas and tips from our expert writers and timely advice in WHAT TO DO NOW and KNOW-HOW.

Thinking of laying a NEW PAVED AREA or re-fitting an old one? Now is the perfect time of year to make plans and have it in place to enjoy in the summer months. A vast range of paving and walling materials are available and we offer a selection of these to get some ideas going.

In PLANT PROFILE, Billy Moore extols the virtues of the charming American alpine flower lewisia, and picks some easy-to-grow favourites and other more challenging kinds. In GARDEN HISTORY: Benvarden Garden, Co. Antrim. Sara Jan tells the story of an important northern garden.

In GARDEN VISIT: Carmel Duignan visits Eileen Collins' sparkling spring woodland garden in Co. Kildare. In DESIGN DESK, Gabriele Sanio and Shane O'Neill develop three alternative design solutions for an urban back garden in Killarney, Co. Kerry.

In NOTEBOOKS Rae McIntyre meets those twin imposters, triumph and disaster, while Lorna MacMahon creates new fern and bamboo gardens. In GARDEN CENTRE EXPERIENCE, Helen O'Connell won €300 to spend on plants for her garden at WIndyridge Nursery and Garden Centre, Dún Laoighre, Co. Dublin.


In STYLE ESSENTIALS, Lindie Naughton has collected ideas across a range of garden accessories and equipment. In PLANT PEOPLE, Fionnuala Fallon visited Andy Murray, bonsai expert, who has grown and cared for bonsai almost all his life. Wildlife expert  Éanna Ní Lamhna begins a new column on garden wildlife.

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