Sean Doyle: “If you make the customers happy you build a long-term relationship with them and they and their children will keep coming back to you.”

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The world of botanical art in Ireland has lost its finest and most distinguished artist with the recent death of Wendy Walsh, at the age of 98.(...)

A decorated garden gnome designed by Elton John is seen  at the Chelsea Flower Show. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

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