The Casual Gardener: Kilcoan Gardens a blooming marvellous cottage industry

Cherry Townsend of Kilcoan Gardens is one of the two ‘farmer florists' displaying their wares and knowledge in the Artisan Flower Pavilion at the Allianz Garden Show Ireland. She tells how a pastime developed into a cut flower business on the family's Islandmagee farm

Cherry Townsend of Kilcoan Gardens – one of my favourite flowers would be phlox, which loves our heavy clay
Where does your interest in gardening come from? We never had a garden when growing up as our farmland surrounded the house but then, about 21 years ago, my mum decided to make a cottage garden in[...]

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