20April2018

Growing and Re-Potting Orchids Demonstration

Brendan Sayers, Glasshouse Foreman at the N.B.G. and well-know orchid specialist will give a demonstration on growing and re-potting orchids.

This demonstration is open to the public and numbers must be limited.
Cost €15p/p. Cheques made payable to Irish Orchid Society to be received before January 30th 2015.

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Halloween is the Time for Black Roses

It is said that no flowers are truly black, as black is the absence of light and the pigment in flower petals won't allow this to phenomenon to occur. While flowers can be found that appear black, they are typically deep shades of purple or red. In terms of roses, deep red is often the case rather than purple.

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Donegan Landscaping: Irish Web Awards Semi – Finalist 2014

Delighted to note that Donegan Landscaping is a semi-finalist for the 2014 Realex Fire sponsored Irish Web Awards in the category of Best Website of a Small SME.

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Prep Your Garden For Winter Infographic

It's not easy being green: The Lawn

Remove stick and other debris before aerating, fertilizing, or seeding. 
Aerate turf before to reduce compaction and make it easier for fertilizer and water to reach the roots.

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Reminder – Last ISNA Plant Fair for 2014 – Fota House Sunday 14th September

Why not join us for the last ISNA plant fair for 2014. Where's the year gone ? This event will take place on Sunday 14th September from 11am to 4pm at Fota House, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork, just a few miles outside Cork City.

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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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Using Fruit and Berries in Flower Arrangements

We all love the smell and taste of fresh fruit and berries. What a healthy way to get our sugar fix without the nasty calories. But have you ever considered adding them to your flower arrangements? It can be quite a cost effect and visually stunning way to create interest and the result can be a show stopper.

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Great Shows of Nerines in Oakfield Park - Gareth Austin

I like Nerines, there's something about their trashy pink colour that attracts me, this startling bright pink certainly catches your eye in Oakfield Park. There are 2 great clumps on pink Nerines in the walled garden, one here beside some Sedum and the other planted beside a purple smoke bush. See this previous post on growing Nerines in the garden.

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Surprise Someone Special

As the official flower partner of ITV's Surprise, Surprise, we are delighted to announce the launch of our #SurpriseFlowers campaign which will see deserving people across the country being surprised with beautiful flowers on their doorstep by TV personality Mark Wright.

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The Sodshow meets Chris Beytes of Grower Talks Magazine, USA

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

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Flower Arranging Demonstration in Dublin 6 - 19.11.14

The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland is presenting a Flower Arranging Demonstration. It will be given by Margaret Quinn and the theme is 'My Way with Flowers'. It will take place in Wesley House, Leeson Park, Dublin 6 on Wednesday 19th November at 8pm. All are welcome. Admission for non-members is €7, €5 for students. Further details from 01 235 3912 or at www.rhsi.ie

Source: GardenGuide News Room

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The Sodshow Meets Con Traas of The Apple Farm

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

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Do It Yourself Christmas Home Decoration Ideas

It is hard to believe that Christmas is only around the corner, when we are still enjoying summer weather. There are however those little reminders, like the leaves turning red and gold and berries appearing were once flowers bloomed. I love the idea of bringing the outside inside, that is of course minus the weather. I remember as a child myself making loop chains with paper and stringing popcorn as decorations.

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Top Tips for Debs Corsages

I get very excited as debs season approaches. It is great fun to see young lads quietly approaching the shop, sometimes in groups, (safety in numbers), sometimes with a mum, ( always good to have someone on hand to pay for your purchase) and also on their own. 

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Coming Soon - THE IRISH GARDEN Written by Jane Powers and Jonathan Hession

The Irish Garden visits over forty of Ireland's most beautiful gardens, ranging from the grand old demesnes of the Anglo-Irish ascendancy to the intensely personal creations of passionate plantsmen and garden makers.

Category: Gardens and Gardening
This edition is not available yet. Published: March

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Pretty Basket Ideas

Baskets have always been a popular method to display your flower designs. They come in a large range of different materials from man made to natural. Grass, wood, metal, plastic to name but a few. 

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Long Lasting Flowers Suitable for Flower Arrangements

I find working in Flowers Now in Balbriggan the same questions from customers repeatedly... Do you have long lasting flowers ? How long will they last ? I need these for a grave so I will need them to last well. Every flower has a different life span. Some soft delicate highly scented flowers for example stock & peony roses, are sought after for their beautiful scent and appearance. Ideal if you are planning a dinner party or wedding as they will look beautiful for the event and are worth it for their exceptional smell.

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Halloween Ideas at Flowers Now

What a fun time of the year. We are all starting to see our beautiful summer drifting away.. Getting darker earlier and turning on the lights in the morning. There is nothing worse than that squinting your eyes feeling in the morning when you know you have to leave the comfort of your own warm bed.

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Art Exhibition at Mount Venus Nursery

27th & 28th September 2014 11am - 7pm Opening Friday 7pm. An Art Form inspired by observation in Nature Sculpture, Installations, Glass, Photography and Prints exhibited by a group of artists creating an outdoor gallery space within the walls of the nursery.

Source: Mount Venus Nursery - Art Exhibition at Mount Venus Nursery

A Summer Stroll in Antrim Castle Gardens - Gareth Austin

The 400 year old Antrim Castle Gardens have been subject to a £6million restoration project, thus creating a wonderful visitor attraction under the supervision and management of Antrim Borough Council. Great information on these gardens can be found on the Antrim Castle Gardens Website Antrim Castle Gardens Restoration & Development Scheme were winners at the 2014 RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) Northern Ireland Awards

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