A Change of Direction for 2019
After 15 exciting years of the creation and nurturing of Garden Show Ireland, the event has developed into a much... Read More
I was a child and kept stick insects which were fed privet in a glass jar to keep the leaves fresh. I found that some of the pieces had rooted and from then I was hooked.
I had many I suppose. Reading about plant collectors such as Joseph Banks in Australia and later Joseph Hooker and others in Asia always fascinated me – I would still love to go to Tibet. But I was also heavily influenced by the writings of Margery Fish and E A Bowles.
If I am being sensible I would say that a fuchsia would be my desert island plant, simply because they are so rewarding, yet can be trained in so many ways – and the edible berries would supply some food! I like iris too. I could not be without primulas, hellebores or daffodils but I can’t really pick just one plant. I suppose the answer could be clivia – I have had my plant 27 years.
If I have to include just those who are living, Helen Dillon, Roy Lancaster and comedian Andy Hamilton.
I am not a big one for gadgets – I think traditional tools usually work best. My Wolf soil miller is the most ‘gadgety’ tool I have. Otherwise a good trowel and secateurs are my essentials.
Don’t garden by the calendar, garden by the weather.
Meeting old friends and gardeners and being able to help solve garden problems. Learning what problems people are having is a great way to keep in touch with gardening.
Make sure you bring your gardening problems to Geoff at this year’s Show.
Until then you can embrace your inner gardener with Geoff’s enlightening advice and ideas.
Thank you to everyone who entered our competition. We're delighted to announced the winner of this beautiful book is Margaret McGreevy. Congratulations! Margaret if you would PM us your details we'll ...
A little competition to cheer us up on this rainy Friday..... We are giving away this beautiful book - Collect, Create and Celebrate with Autumn and Winter Flora, featuring flower arranging tips and i...
This year’s participants of Allianz Schools Miniature Gardens and Allianz Scarecrow Avenue invited to a morning’s workshop at CAFRE Greenmount in the... Read More
Thank you to all Integrated Primary Schools who entered and Congratulations to all our winners!Sponsored by Allianz and organised by... Read More