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The Casual Gardener: A bad case of poppy love

John Manley
A FEW years back the arrival of some red poppies against one of republican Belfast’s most familiar backdrops was deemed a front page story in a local newspaper.

The Casual Gardener: Companion planting

John Manley
THE textbook that a few years ago helped me secure an RHS horticulture qualification dedicates very little space to the subject of companion planting.

The Casual Gardener: Pondering peony pleasure

John Manley
MY 16-year-old daughter takes after her mother, who beyond overseeing our annual strawberry crop and the occasional bit of enforced weeding, does little work in the garden.

The Casual Gardener: Bad news for box

John Manley
IF ONLY gardening were the proverbial 'bed of roses', where things always went according to plan and reality continually met our expectations.

Plantation Once Again

John Manley
There's nothing new in trying to redress Ireland's aversion to trees but John Manley believes there's still some way to go.

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