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Garden centre kept busy as social restrictions come into force

Islanders using isolation time to stock up on compost and veg seeds

A Douglas nursery, which closed for the safety of its customers, says it has been surprised by the demand for its gardening goods.

As a result of social restrictions now in place on the Island, Alexander Nurseries is offering a 'contactless' collection and delivery service.

Tom Long, who owns the family-run garden centre, says it seems that some residents are using their time to tend to their gardens:

Following the closure of 'non-essential retailers' on Wednesday, 25 March, government published a list of those who are able remain open as social distancing measures are enforced.

Exceptions were made for supermarkets, banks and pet shops, but there is no specific reference to garden centres.

Aaron Ibanez spoke to Tom Long of Alexander Nurseries in Douglas who explained how he's operating:

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