The secret life of plants

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Helen Dillon (with arm raised) gives a class in her garden

Helen Dillon’s garden in Ranelagh is a cornucopia of alluring species – many of which she feels might just have their own personalities, from thugs to Greta Garbo types

If your Agapanthus has stopped flowering and needs to be divided, Helen Dillon has this advice: “You need a sharp spade and a young man, although some people say that’s a terrible waste of a young man.” One of the best things about the Dillon garden in Dublin 6 being open to the public, along with the fabulous plant combinations and the intensity and vibrancy of planting on a scale seldom seen, is being privy to the witticisms of the gardener herself and her husband, Val.

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