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Gardening Together

Discover the inspiration to get gardening!

Create and maintain a stunning and fragrant garden with Ireland’s favourite garden designer Diarmuid Gavin and plantsman extraordinaire Paul Smyth as your guides.

Find out when to prune your hydrangea, which soil suits potatoes, how to keep your lawn green and moss free, and learn how to plan ahead with this beautiful and practical gardening book.

Packed with beautiful photos, simple tips and tricks, and inspirational advice on plants, this book will show you month by month how to achieve striking colour schemes, gorgeous scents and fabulous foliage, as well as how to plan and create a garden design to suit your lifestyle.

Inspired by Diarmuid and Paul’s online conversations and TV show, Gardening Together follows the pair on a garden year from January to December, with a monthly look at what you need to do to enjoy and appreciate your outside space like never before.

About the Authors

On March 18th 2020 Diarmuid Gavin pressed the live button on Instagram and started a daily broadcast committing that he and his gardening friends would be available right through the Covid lockdown. That soon became a TV series Gardening Together, initially for RTÉ and more recently broadcast by the BBC. He has presented gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show on nine occasions from 1995 to 2016, winning a number of medals, including gold in 2011. He has also authored or co-authored at least ten gardening-related books.

Paul Smyth graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology in 2015 with a BSc in Horticulture. He worked as chief propagator in Crug Farm, the internationally renowned nursery in North Wales, for 3 years. His work at Crug brought him to Vietnam on plant hunting expeditions and he has helped create award winning nursery displays at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Gardening Together by Diarmuid Gavin and Paul Smyth is out today on Gill Books, priced at €19.99.

Click here to purchase

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