Monday February 17, 2020

Stick to your home turf

Ali Rochford If you want variety in your planting, you don’t have to look beyond these shores. Ireland has a rich garden heritage all of its own

13th March, 2015
Meconopsis x Sheldonii ‘Slieve Donard’: a blue poppy cultivar

Ireland, with its rich garden heritage, has given rise to many interesting garden plants over the years, plants that have shown characteristics that vary from their parents and that have attracted the attention of gardeners as something unusual and worthy of introducing to the gardening world at large.

Many of these plants aren’t available commercially, but can be found changing hands at plant sales and among gardening friends. Others are widely available and their popularity...

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