23January2018

“Get Up Get Out" Kids Summer Campaign Launched

Coillte, in partnership with parenting website Mykidstime.ie, have launched their “Get Up Get Out" children’s summer activity campaign. The campaign aimed at parents and children brings together a series of free outdoor activity ideas that will entertain children during the summer months.

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5 Benefits of Houseplants

When you embellish interior spaces with houseplants, you’re not just adding greenery. These living organisms interact with your body, mind and home in ways that enhance the quality of life.

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Clematis ‘Prince George’: Named for the Royal Baby - Graham Rice

Gardeners enjoying the wave of enthusiasm for the Royal baby can now buy the first plant named for the baby prince. This beautiful white clematis is named ‘Prince George’ and is not only prolific and long flowering but also one of those varieties which is especially easy to prune. And it will be in bloom every year on the prince's birthday.

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Children's Woodland Story-Telling, Longford

Date: Saturday 17th August 2013
Location: Longford Branch Library

Event Start: 11:00am
Event Finish: 12:30pm

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Garden Talks: Greensax Compost for Schools

It was towards the end of the schools calender that I did a series of composting garden talks with some of Dublin’s Primary Schools in association with Greensax.ie Lasting 20 – 25 minutes I explained what happens to our green waste after the wheelie bin is taken away and how en mass, what happens in a normal compost heap is replicated. 

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Work Experience Hones Horticultural Skills in Sonairte's Walled Garden - Trevor Sargent

Sonairte, Ireland’s first Visitor Eco-Centre and Gardens, Laytown, 25 miles north of Dublin City, is looking beautiful this summer. Admission is FREE so many passers by are dropping in for a walk around and a cup of coffee and even a light lunch. The 18th century walled organic garden is also a good place to learn about sowing, planting hoeing, weeding, mulching, composting, watering, pruning, digging, grafting and all the other skills which come in handy in growing food or in horticulture more generally. 

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Greens Deliver Playground Rubbish to NAMA

The Green Party has delivered playground rubbish to NAMA and called for greater transparency on who is responsible for managing unfinished estates. Joe O'Brien, the Green Party representative for the Balbriggan Ward, delivered a bag of refuse from the Moylaragh estate in Balbriggan to the office of NAMA.

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Childhood Flowers – A Journey to the Past - David Corscadden

A few weeks ago I started looking back on the flowers that I can remember from my childhood and ones that hold a special connection with the past for me. Surprise surprise once I started thinking, the list just grew and grew! Then when I started talking to other people about my idea, I found out that I am not the only person who’s childhood revolved around flowers.

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The North Bull Island Nature Reserve's Discover Primary Science Programme

The North Bull Island Nature Reserve’s Discover Primary Science Programme (DPSP) incorporates a range of Learning Activities that are designed to stimulate learning in the 8-12 yr age group.

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Lucan Village Park

As bustling places to unwind go, Lucan Village Park is an absolute gem of a spot that I cannot recommend highly enough. I’ll grant you horticulturally, it is far from the Botanic Gardens, but then what public park isn’t. And that in mind if, there were a parks leader board scored solely on we know what tasty plants are, this space would be up there with the best of them.

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Blog Awards Ireland - Vote for Dee Sewell of Greensideup

Read this older blog post from Dee. She wrote the piece last summer. Could the American Dream be Wrong? It's been nominated in the Irish Blog Awards 2013 Best Blog Post Category but needs people to vote to keep it in there and go forward to the end where judges will be making the decision on whether it makes it to the final list.

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Northern Ireland's Volcanoes, Deserts, Tropical Seas and Glaciers Unveiled

Twelve large rocks, each from a different geological period, are placed along a meandering trail to tell the story. Minister Durkan said: “For its size, Northern Ireland is amongst the most geologically diverse areas of planet earth. Nearly all the geological time periods are represented here over almost 1 billion years of Earth's history. In that time, what is now Northern Ireland, has experienced an enormous range of environmental conditions including erupting volcanoes, hot deserts, warm tropical seas and glaciers.

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Coillte

Its Official - Lough Key Forest Park is One of Ireland’s Best Places for Biodiversity!

Lough Key Forest Park recorded 959 different species of plants and animals over a 24 hour period as part of the Bioblitz 2013 event. This placed Lough Key ahead of Wicklow Mountains National Park and the Burren in County Clare but just behind the overall winner of Bioblitz 2013, Colebroke Estate in County Fermanagh, which had over 1,000 different species recorded. Lough Key had the most species per hectare of the four sites.

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Business Profile - Mark O'Loughlin & Sanctuary Synthetics

See, we were kids once, so we know what makes a great playground or back garden. Speaking of the past, let’s go back to the start for a second. Picture us (looking a little younger than in our more recent photos), proud as punch, at the Home and Garden show at the RDS, Dublin, circa 2003, promoting synthetic grass for domestic garden use. People laughed at us.

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Native Woodland Trust

Hands-On Volunteer Day at Laragh Woodland Reserve

Join us for an important volunteering day at our Laragh Reserve in County Wicklow. On previous volunteering days we planted hundreds of native trees including Scots pine, Oak and Rowan. On this volunteering day we will be putting tree guards on some of the trees to protect them from grazing. We will also give these young trees a helping hand by controlling the grass that is growing around their base.

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RHS

Fun for All the Family at Tatton

There's lots of family fun on offer at the RHS Flower Show Tatton this year. Little explorers can travel down a floral 'river' Nile to see Tutankhamun, become an astronaut while floating around the Galaxy Gardens or even escape to the seaside down a helter-skelter to meet donkeys Coco and Neddy.

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Dublins Native Tree Trails

There are nine Native Tree Trails in Dublin City Council Parks. On the southside, we have four which are located in Bushy Park, Markievicz Park, Ballyfermot, Herbert Park in Ballsbridge and Lansdowne Valley Park, Inchicore. On the Northside we have five which are located in Poppintree Park, Johnstown, Albert College Park, St Annes Park and Tolka Valley Park.

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ERP and Early Childhood Ireland Announce the Winner of their Battery Recycling Campaign

An education-based battery recycling campaign aimed at preschool children run jointly by European Recycling Platform (ERP) and Early Childhood Ireland has rewarded a small preschool in Limerick for collecting the most number of batteries for recycling.

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Moyglare Stud Garden Visit Sat July 13

WAFA FUNDRAISER 

Maynooth Flower & Garden Club. Garden Visit to Moyglare Stud, Maynooth - July 13 2-5 pm.  Crafts, Homemade Produce, Bric a Brac Tea/Coffee, Books, Plants.
€5 Children Free.

Source: GardenGuide News Room


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