Monday June 1, 2020

Gardening: Weird, wonderful and green

Dave Foley specialises in unusual trees and shrubs, and he tells Ali Rochford how he went from growing a few vegetables while working as a carpenter to studying horticulture and setting up his own plant nursery in west Cork

19th April, 2020
Crabapple Prairie Fire: its pink flowers signify the start of spring

A couple of weeks into lockdown and our gardens may never have had so much attention, we might even be running out of things to do. Shrubs have been pruned to within an inch of their lives and the grass looks like a fairway.

But with garden centres closed and plant fairs cancelled, gardeners confined at home are itching to plant shop. Many nurseries are selling online, not least small independent nurseries that could really...

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