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Talk to plantsman Tim Carter about his nursery and ornamental garden, Long House Plants, and his passion for plants is immediately clear. From his early years as a 13-year-old Saturday boy in a traditional garden centre to plant hunting in Australasia, he’s spent his lifetime studying and working in horticulture.

At the same time, he’s dedicated to customer service and satisfaction. The nursery’s loyal regulars know this is somewhere to visit for quality plants – a place where Tim’s time and advice is given freely. That’s why the garden next to the nursery is so important: it’s about trialling plants, experimentation and, most importantly, observing the passage of time. “One of the things I’m

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