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5 Gift Ideas for Your Garden

With the change in the weather a number of us are sitting out enjoying the sunshine. As we get to spend more time in the garden we appreciate the beauty of the plants and flowers growing around us. 

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Top 5 Flowers to Grow in Your Garden for Beautiful Spring Arrangements

1. Iris Reticulata: unlike most Iris varieties, this beautiful blue iris blooms in early spring. As it has a much shorter stem it looks particularly well in your flower basket arrangements. Also suitable for funeral work. It also looks very pretty on its own in a short bud vase in the centre of your dining table.

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Top 10 Flowers To Grow in Your Garden For Beautiful Summer Arrangements

1 Lily: The lily is a simple flower to grow in the garden. Once planted and cared for it will reappear year after year. With a huge range of varieties and colours this attractive flower will create a focal point in any arrangement. It is also a long lasting flower which extends the lifespan of your arrangement.

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WAFA

The Results of The 2014 WAFA World Flower

The 11th World Show - Ireland 2014
RESULTS of COMPETITION
SPECIAL AWARDS

Best in Show
Vinita Khemka-India

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About WAFA Ireland

The WAFA Ireland Management Committee was appointed by the Association of Irish Floral Artists, AOIFA, following their successful bid to host WAFA from 2011—2014. During our three year tenure the team is responsible for the management of all WAFA administration and also for the organisation of an International Seminar and a World Flower Show. A General Assembly is also convened during the World Flower Show to conduct the business of the association.

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The History of WAFA - World Flower Show 2014

The World Association of Flower Arrangers (WAFA) was founded in 1981 by a group of flower arranging societies representing 19 countries. Today the membership has grown to 31 countries.

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The Demonstrations at WAFA World Flower Show 2014

LET BEAUTY WANDER FREE
Demonstration 1: Friday 20 June - 11.00 SOLD OUT

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10 [Wo]Man Chores For Your Garden - Peter Donegan

Before you get thinking or reading the very little that I have written under each heading below, please note, these were all tasks that were all done in almost all cases as one part of a much bigger picture.

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5 Plant Gift Ideas For Fathers Day

We always spoil our Mums on Mother's Day and not that they don't deserve it they do, but lets not forget our Dads.. Don't they need spoiling to? Getting that perfect gift for dad does not have to mean breaking the bank. Here are a few affordable Fathers Day plant gift ideas. We want to show you dad we care!

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Bloom

Bloom in Numbers - Over 106,000 Attend Bloom 2014

Bord Bia welcomed over 106,000 visitors to its Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park, Dublin over the June bank holiday weekend. Artisans, exhibitors and garden designers alike have enjoyed a very busy few days with many reporting buoyant sales onsite including Donal Skehan's Skoff pies, CAIS farmhouse cheese and Caulfield Country Boards who were all sold out before lunchtime yesterday. Last year, a Behaviours and Attitudes study valued the onsite sales at €5.5 million.

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The Sodshow Meets Laura Quinn of Waterford Institute of Technology

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

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Wild Flower Lawns - David Corscadden

You may remember a few weeks ago I posted an article from Bloom about a talk given by Gerry Daly. The talk was all about making gardening easier and how to make your garden better for you and the plants in it.

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World Flower Show Latest News

  • The Results of The 2014 WAFA World Flower read more
  • The Demonstrations at WAFA World Flower Show 2014 read more
  • The World Flower Show 2014 read more
  • WAFA Merchandise Launched - World Flower Show 2014 read more
  • About WAFA Ireland read more
  • The History of WAFA - World Flower Show 2014 read more
  • World Flower Show 2014 Full Programme read more
  • Thornton's Restaurant Will Be Offering A Specially Designed Menu in Honour of WAFA read more
  • WAFA Ireland Book Launched - WAFA World Flower Show 2014 read more

WAFA Merchandise Launched - World Flower Show 2014

Price List

Set of 12 Floral Scented Night Lights in a presentation gift box €10.00

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World Flower Show 2014 Full Programme

11th World Flower Show
A Floral Odyssey
RDS Dublin

Show Timetable: 16-22 June 2014
Monday 16 June 16.00-20.00 Registration RDS Concert Hall Foyer
16.00-19.00 Collection of pre-ordered plant material RDS

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ISNA

Mallow Home & Garden Festival – 20th – 22nd June at Cork Racecourse

Why not join the ISNA members participating at the Mallow Home & Garden Festival. As usual it will take place at Cork Racecourse, starting on the Friday and running through Sunday, 11am to 6pm each day. The ISNA members who will be there are :-

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WAFA Ireland Book Launched - WAFA World Flower Show 2014

The WAFA Ireland Book has been launched and will be on Sale at the Show. Order your copy HERE

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Peter Donegan Landscaping – 8 Different Back Gardens

The following are a selection of private back gardens that I made over the last year or so. There's no apparent reason why I chose the following 8 gardens, apart from the fact that they all are quite different in their finish, their budget and also what they were before I got to them.

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Meeting Ireland’s Green Fingers – James Comiskey - David Corscadden

James Comiskey is a horticulturist and award winning garden designer who has just opened a new design studio in my home town of Kilcock. I have had the pleasure of helping James out with one of his show gardens that he entered in to Bloom a number of years ago. James has been running his own very successful landscape design company, About Your Garden, for five years now.

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Designers Choice Garden Announced at Bloom 2014 - David Corscadden

It has been an exciting evening in Bloom today with one of the top awards announced! The garden picked as the best this year by fellow designers at the show was awarded to Andrew Christopher Dunne.

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