s grandmother grew an abundance of old-fashioned roses and he recalls hours as a boy in her garden surrounded by these wonderful flowers. As one of Ireland’s best-loved gardening personalities, Dermot brings his joy of gardening to a wide audience. A prolific writer, Dermot was a gardening contributor to the Irish Times
for three years. He was also a gardening columnist for the Sunday Times
newspaper between 2000 and 2006. The Sunday Independent
, Ireland’s largest selling Sunday newspaper, now regularly feature his column.