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One Month Countdown for Allianz Garden Show Ireland

Plans are coming together really well and we are working hard to ensure our greenfinger friends will delight at the show line up.

This year's event will showcase a stunning large feature garden which vows to engage and excite visitors.

Read more: One Month Countdown for Allianz Garden Show Ireland

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Allianz Garden Show Ireland - Greenfingers Delight at Exciting Show Line Up

Antrim Castle Gardens will be all abuzz from 6th - 8th May 2016 as Allianz Garden Show Ireland returns to the beautiful venue for a three day festival of flowers, food and fun. With a renewed focus on gardens this year there will be more to entice and inspire every level of gardener, not least the return of firm favourite Show Patron Monty Don.

Read more: Allianz Garden Show Ireland - Greenfingers Delight at Exciting Show Line Up

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Super Garden Searches for Budding Designers

RTE has launched a search for five budding garden designers for its latest season of the popular garden design show Super Garden.

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Donegan Landscaping, Dublin: Back Garden Makeover

I've most probably noted this a bizillion times over but, there are two things that make any garden that little bit extra brilliant:

  1. A really, really great client – I hate that word – And.....
  2. An entire disaster of a pre my getting there garden.

Read more: Donegan Landscaping, Dublin: Back Garden Makeover

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An Irish Garden by Jane Powers Wins UK Award

 

When I was in art college studying woven textiles, I won the Lillias Mitchell award for hand-spinning. I got a nice letter and a small cheque. That was decades ago, and I never won anything after that except for two raffle prizes.

Until yesterday.

Read more: An Irish Garden by Jane Powers Wins UK Award

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The Sodshow – Irish Hedgerows, Hedges, Maintenance and Bosch – Part 2

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 meets Kerrigans Mushrooms and Monaghan Mushrooms

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 Meets Olan McNeese of Dan Kelly’s Cider

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

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Bloom 2016. The ‘Your Name Here’ Wedding Garden

I have always seen gardens a lot like falling or being in love, or a feeling, or emotion, of sorts. Like that moment when you first kissed and Erma Franklin or Wilson began singing secretly in your head for no apparent reason. But it then, now and still every time you hear that song play, makes a tear drops trickle from your eye.

Read more: Bloom 2016. The ‘Your Name Here’ Wedding Garden

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The Sodshow meets Finbarr O’Mahony of West Cork Secret

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

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Help Design the Irish Independent 1916 Commemoration Garden at Bloom

The Irish Independent, in conjunction with Bord Bia, is inviting readers to help design a 1916 Commemoration Garden at Bloom this year. This specially-commissioned garden will be brought to life by renowned garden-designer Fiann O’Nualláin.

Read more: Help Design the Irish Independent 1916 Commemoration Garden at Bloom

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Allianz Garden Show Ireland Launched

Antrim Castle Gardens will be all abuzz from 6th - 8th May 2016 as Allianz Garden Show Ireland returns to the beautiful venue for a three day festival of flowers, food and fun.

With a renewed focus on gardens this year there will be more to entice and inspire every level of gardener, not least the return of firm favourite Show Patron Monty Don. This year’s event will showcase a stunning large feature garden which vows to engage and excite visitors alongside the expanded range of cameo gardens and community focused gardens all celebrating local produce.

Read more: Allianz Garden Show Ireland Launched

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RTÉ’s Super Garden Launches it’s New Search for 5 Budding Garden Designers

RTÉ (in association with Bord Bia, Woodie’s and Cuprinol) are launching their annual call out for designers ready to showcase their green fingered talent in Irish television’s only garden design show: Super Garden. The five chosen to take part will compete for the prize of creating a garden for this year’s Bloom Garden Show taking place in June in the Phoenix Park.

Read more: RTÉ’s Super Garden Launches it’s New Search for 5 Budding Garden Designers

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Rachel Darlington Publishes Journal of an Irish Garden

Journal of an Irish Garden is a collection of columnist and plantsperson Rachel Darlington's articles in the Irish Garden magazine from 2007 to 2015. It details her development from amateur gardener to owner of a garden open to the public.

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Garden Landscaping. Howth, Co. Dublin

 

Entirely hand-made and built. It consists of a fully slated roof, solid timber uprights, hardwood deck to the base, surrounds closed in on two sides; one hardwood shelf to the rear right hand side and back; and two hand-made accoya hardwood seats, one of which is a swinging seat; and yes even here I bought the chain and cut it to length etc.

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Award Winning Bloom Garden comes to CUH

The ‘Lets clear the air with Cetriz’ themed garden, which won a well-deserved Bronze medal at Bloom in the ‘People’s Choice Award’ this year has found a permanent home on the grounds of Cork University Hospital. The garden will provide a relaxed space for patients and their families along with the dedicated team of staff at the hospital.

Read more: Award Winning Bloom Garden comes to CUH

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Sedum – Crassulaceae

More commonly known as stonecrops, Sedum are a genus of around 400 species of mainly succulent annuals and evergreen, semi-evergreen biennials, perennials, sub shrubs and shrubs a few of which maybe found in the genus Hylotelephium.

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The Sodshow meets Roisin de Buitlear and Max Kempar – Bloom Fringe 2015, Episode 3

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

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Read more: The Sodshow meets Roisin de Buitlear and Max Kempar – Bloom Fringe 2015, Episode 3

Hampton Court Flower Show – Floral Marquee Highlights - David Corscadden

This vlog is from my recent trip over to London to visit Hampton Court Flower Show. This was my second visit to the show and it was a busy day full of great plants and fantastic garden design.

Read more: Hampton Court Flower Show – Floral Marquee Highlights - David Corscadden

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The Sodshow meets Dublin Urban Farm and The Grow Dome Project – Bloom Fringe 2015 Episode 2

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

Read more: The Sodshow meets Dublin Urban Farm and The Grow Dome Project – Bloom Fringe 2015 Episode 2

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