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Casual Gardener - Your own little prairie

John Manley
I’VE never been the to the US or Canada, never mind seen a real prairie but I did on many occasions in the 1970s watch the television show about the early life of Laura Ingalls Wilder and family, who lived some 100 years previous in their eponymous little house.

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.

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