22January2018

10 Must-See Flower Designer Accounts on Instagram in 2015

Although it's still technically winter, the months of warmer weather are drawing closer and closer. That means people are looking forward to all things spring. Between the lighter jackets, longer days, sunshine and, of course, flowers, our favorite spring things can't come soon enough. After all, spring is the top blooming season for many florals!

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RHSI 'Spring Dreams' Seminar in Botanic Gardens

The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland is presenting its Annual Spring Gardening Seminar. It will take place in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 on Saturday 7th March from 10.30 until 4.30pm. Speakers will be Fionnula Fallon, gardening journalist from The Irish Times, Geoff Stebbings and Jacqueline van der Kloet. All are welcome. Cost is €55 for the day including tea/coffee or €35 for horticultural students. Further details at 086 232 5721 or www.rhsi.ie

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Garden Show Ireland Announces 2015 Dates

Garden Show Ireland has announced another year at it's magnificent setting, Antrim Castle Gardens. This year's show will take place 8 – 10 May 2015.

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Private Garden Landscaping: Swords, Co. Dublin

 

It may be, a little naive of me to publish images of gardens made by Peter Donegan in their over wintering state. I say may be. Logically, all of the gardens I create are good and great, of course; but here I refer solely to the photograph of the garden and [again] here, it is quite visible to see that the trees are leafless etc and I guess it doesn't paint the full complete picture, in its finest hour.

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RHS Flower Show Set to Spring into Action in Cardiff this April

RHS Flower Show set to Spring into Action in Cardiff this April
From 17 – 19 April the city centre will once again be awash with spring flowers and colour.
The RHS Flower Show Cardiff is gearing up for another fantastic year as it returns to the city's Bute Park from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 April.

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Flower Designs and Decor Ideas for Small Spaces

For people living in smaller apartments, huge flower arrangements and centerpieces aren't always the most space-friendly options. Flowers and plants are a great way to brighten up any room, though, so living in a small space shouldn't keep you from using them in your decor. If you live in an apartment, and you're looking for ways to incorporate flowers into your home, take a look at these flower decor ideas for small spaces:

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Masculine Flower Ideas

Speaking from the female perspective, I personally love receiving the gift of flowers.  I love to be met by the beautiful aromas and colours of fresh flowers when I arrive home from work after a busy day. 

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Common Ground - GIY

Housing association Respond has built over 5,000 houses around Ireland since 1982, providing homes for lone-parent families, older persons, the homeless and people with disabilities. They understand that for vulnerable people to have a positive future, they need more than just a home – support and social integration is also vital.

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New Series - Show Me Your Garden to be Aired on Sky 1

Brand new sis-part series airs on sky1 HD. Weekly at 8:00pm from Friday 02 January. Exploring Britain and Ireland's mos beautiful back gardens and the pasionate gardeners who tend them. In the backyards of Britain are some of the most stunning, intriguing, and sometimes eccentric gardens. Behind each one of these gardens is a passionate green-fingered owner, proud of the plot they've created – so proud that they are willing to compete with two other gardening enthusiasts in their local area to prove that they have the best garden in town.

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Get Well Gift Ideas

It can be difficult to know what to bring to a friend or loved one who is feeling a little under the weather. We may be unsure what their tastes or likes are. I find you cannot go wrong sending flowers as you do not have to worry about how they have their house decorated.

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Can You Make A Super Garden? - David Corscadden

FOR MANY GARDENERS, the June Bank Holiday weekend marks not only an extended weekend that can be spent enjoying their green space but it also marks the annual trip to the Phoenix Park for Bloom in the Park. This trip offers many gardeners a fantastic opportunity to seek inspiration for new planting combinations and a chance to purchase new plants for their gardens at home.

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Need Ideas For A Special Gift This Valentine's Day?

Looking for a Special Valentine's Day gift?
What about a flower filled day in May!

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Wedding Inspiration: Wedding Flower Types by Season

December is one of the most common months for couples to get engaged, so what does that mean for January? The wedding planning begins! If you and your partner are newly betrothed, you have a lot of fun and exciting details to work out, starting with the date.

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The Sodshow Meets Eugene Higgins – Part 1

The SodShow, Ireland's Best Podcast 2013 and only garden radio show. Live every Friday @ 3pm – or alligator in podcast

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The Sodshow 16 January 2015

Unusually this week we have a double-header! Bonus points for the podcast listeners.

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Private Garden Landscaping: Milltown, Dublin 6

I have always felt and I've possibly noted it here before, that I am blessed, or honoured, that I get to do what I utterly love doing as my work. And that's the gas thing, it's doesn't at all feel like work, to me. 

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Christmas Cracker Grow Cook Eat and GIY Membership €50 - GIY

We've got Christmas on our mind this week and to that end we've bundled up the BEST present you can imagine. Our Christmas Cracker combines all the best bits of GIY with a gorgeous copy of GROW COOK EAT, our acclaimed growing and cooking bible and a year as a supporter of GIY.

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Christmas Gift Ideas

Christmas is such an exciting time of the year and I don't mean just for the kids. I can't help getting caught up in the Christmas festivities. Once the decorations are down, from my well packed attic the fun begins.

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Winter Grave Ideas

Visiting a loved one can be a very emotional and it can also be a calming experience. We arrive full of funny and sad little memories. Although they are not here with us, they will always be with us. I find visiting my own loved ones to be a lovely, quiet, peaceful time. I want to bring a token just to let them know they will always be in my heart. I would like to share with you just a few winter ideas on making your visit special.

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Flowers For Every Month of the Year

We all like to feel special on our birthday. Why not go the extra mile and pick flowers that are in available and at their very best on your loved ones birth date. Give your bouquet the personal touch.

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