‘I’ve felt supported by my plants’: how one exotic garden burst into life in lockdown

‘I’ve felt supported by my plants’: how one exotic garden burst into life in lockdown

Yahoo Lifestyle - Life·2020-06-20 18:00

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When Jimi Blake closed Hunting Brook Gardens, in County Wicklow, Ireland, at the end of March, he went into a frenzy of propagating. “I’ve grown 1,000 plants from seed,” he says, including the rare umbel, Monizia edulis (a tree carrot that comes from the cliffs of Madeira), squash, sweetcorn, peas and Florence fennel. “I’ve had time to start a vegetable garden, which I hadn’t done in years. I usually spend a lot on plants, but I’ve realised I don’t need to. My polytunnels and greenhouse are as good as a plant fair.”

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