Gerard Rooney

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Gardening

8 awesome paid iPhone apps that are free for a limited time (save $41!)

We’re doing our best to help you save as much money as possible this holiday season, and those efforts extend beyond sharing great Black Friday sales …

How to grow sweetpeas: fill your garden with amazing scent

Sow them now and fragrant sweetpeas will grow bigger and more beautiful next spring<p>Whenever I try to get one step ahead and plant seedlings in pots, they inevitably end up desiccated or leggy due to my neglect. My enthusiasm and memory always fail me, and I miss out on yet another seasonal …

Field Guide: Cosmos

Cosmos, <i>Cosmos bipinnatus</i>: “Mexican Aster”<p>With their perfectly ordered petals arranged around golden centers, cosmos flowers look a bit like planets …

How to fix a slow or frozen iPhone or iPad

Last year, Apple switched from prioritizing performance to prioritizing battery health on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and …

What Is A Blind Plant: Learn Why Some Plants Fail To Bloom

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist<p>What is a blind plant? Plant blindness is not visually challenged flora. Non-blooming of plants that …

Plants

BBC documentary goes behind the scenes at Kew Gardens

New BBC Radio 4 documentary will tell the story behind the Kew Garden's iconic Amazonian water lilies<p>They are one of the main visitor attractions at Kew Gardens each summer, with enormous blooms enchanting visitors from across the globe.<p>Now, a major new Radio 4 documentary series is to tell the …

How to take and pot up lavender cuttings

Our 90-second gardener Sarah Raven demonstrates how to propagate lavender<p>1. Pull a non-flowering side stem off a lavender branch, about three to four inches long, with a small heel of bark attached.<p><b>Read:</b> <b>How to sow poppies</b><p>2. Remove a few of the bottom leaves from the stem, which would be below …

How to protect your hens from sly Mr Fox

For three years I have kept my hens safe, but their demise convinced me I need to take more drastic security measures<p>The battle between the hen keeper and the fox is as old as the hills, and the pain and guilt felt by the loser is just as devastating. My two Buff Orpington hens lived in a pretty …

Gardens: less is more

The smaller the garden, the easier it is to design. Or so the theory goes. But sometimes it's the tiniest of spaces that pose the greatest challenge. …

Crafty ways of watering to survive the scorching summer

The hot summer can make it tricky to keep all your plants happy. Toby Buckland's tips will keep your garden looking its best, even as the people sitting in it frazzle<p>Who’d have predicted that, just 12 months after the wettest summer on record, the sun would come out and frazzle the garden? …

Letter to Our Readers

Inside Flipboard / March 27, 2013<p>Have you ever wanted to save something awesome you found on your Flipboard? Maybe it was a beautiful place you …

Flipboard 2.0 refreshes app's look, now lets everyone run their own magazine (hands-on)

Flipboard announced today that it has 50 million users, and also released a new version of its app that lets every one of them become an editor-in-chief. Flipboard 2.0 is "the most epic release we've ever done," CEO Mike McCue told <i>The Verge</i>, and most of its new features focus on curation: users can …