Northern Ireland: Lady Ashley banned from entering the country

Brexit has been over for over half a year. In order to protect the EU internal market, there has been a regulatory limit in the Irish Sea since then. This causes some frustration in Northern Ireland - including in a garden center in Belfast, because the Rose Ashley is not allowed to be imported, SRF reports

The rose is extremely popular in Northern Ireland, but the Lady has not been allowed to enter since Brexit. It could be contaminated with English soil. The hobby gardeners in Northern Ireland have therefore had to do without their favorite rose since the beginning of the year, Beth Lunney told SRF

"The roses are planted outdoors in England, which means that English soil could be stuck to their roots, and this is against EU regulations." If, on the other hand, the roses had been grown on high racks in a greenhouse as "bare roots", things would be different if the fertilizer is approved in the EU. "We have had to grapple with things like this since Brexit", she continued. 

The paperwork is another challenge -  it has become immeasurable since Brexit, the owner of Saintfield Nursery Center told SRF. It used to take two days to import pots and plants from England. Today it would take 11 days. 

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