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Top 10 tips for gardening with hayfever

Celebrity gardener Diarmuid Gavin says fuchsia and foxgloves are good low-pollen options

18th April, 2016
Diarmuid Gavin

So you venture out into the garden to plant some summer bulbs, only to be forced to beat a retreat with a stuffy, runny nose and red, itchy eyes. If you're one of the 20 per cent of Irish people suffering from hayfever, gardening can be anything but therapeutic.

1. Monitor pollen forecasts and garden in the evening or in the morning on cool cloudy days, Reilly says

2. Do not touch your eyes or nose during...

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