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‘The days I don’t get into the garden I feel like something is amiss. It’s a mood changer’


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by Sarah Macken
05th May 2021

Read time: 10 mins

So, how does your garden grow? Meet the green-fingered goddesses

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So, how does your garden grow? Meet the green-fingered goddesses

Gardening is good for you, and we've never been more eager to get out into nature. Sarah Macken talks to gardenistas Catherine Cleary, Aoife O’Sullivan, Helen James and Joanna Sloan.

My mother has never bought into therapy. Yet each weekend from March until September, when the temperature rises, she disappears into the fray of greenery that coats the back of our house. Gardening is, she says, nature’s therapy. “It’s compulsive,” she warns me. She’s right, too. In a year spent indoors, hackles permanently poised as crisis after crisis unfolds, the courtyard attached to our one bed bungalow has become a safe haven, of sorts. A...

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