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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.

Plant of the week - Winter honeysuckle (Lonicera)

THIS deliciously scented shrub is a must for the winter garden, particularly if it's planted near your patio or next to a pathway, where you can appreciate its fragrance as soon as you step outside.

The Casual Gardener: Gardens of distinction

John Manley
MY favourite garden in the whole world is my own. Not because I think it’s outstanding in any particular aspect but simply it’s where I’m happiest and most a home. 

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