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Landscaping Dublin: Front and Side Garden Beds

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The following are a series of front and side garden beds that were created around the one house to better enhance its feel, look and appearance…. that sounds like something I just copy and pasted out of some legal firms website I’m sure, but for now I can’t  think of any other way to write that intro line.

Back to landscaping …And though the front driveway has also to serve a very functional role, [without cars in the images below some may look quite spacious], it is a fine example of what one can do to make your home front so much more inviting and welcoming.

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Garden Speaking, Gardening Talks and Classes 2013

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Whilst my early working days did include teaching horticulture, the last years have seen that skill recalled, with a mild bit of a twist. The talker of gardens that I am, alongside Niall O’Keeffe I host The SodShow, Ireland’s only Garden Radio Show on 103.2 Dublin City Fm. In October 2012 it was awarded Irelands Best Podcast.

From a horticultural talking public perspective, 2012 saw me speaking at everything from music festivals and one-off public gardening demonstrations, to private gardening classes and demonstrations and talks to Gardening and Horticultural societies.

Bookings and inquiries are now being taken for 2013.

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Examples of Garden Talks and Gardening Demonstrations:

2012:

2011:

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For Your Event

  • Public demonstrations and talks for events/ public or other, got a random suggestion or query – just give me a call – see below for details.
  • If it’s not noted above, just hollar. I make good caffeine and different very often proves most interesting.
  • Anything else, just ask…

 

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The SodShow Extra – Gardeners Guide For July

Dublin’s Only Garden Radio Show. The SodShow – with Peter Donegan & Brian Greene – Every Friday 3pm.

On This Weeks Garden Radio:

The Sodshow Garden Podcast – every Friday – in iTunes, www.sodshow.com all good podcast stores.

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The SodShow, Gardeners Guide For June

The Sodshow Garden Podcast – every Friday – in iTunes, www.sodshow.com all good podcast stores.

Dublin’s Only Garden Radio Show. The SodShow – with Peter Donegan & Brian Greene – Every Friday 3pm.

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On The Show This Week:

On this weeks garden radio show it’s all the garden advice you need to see you through the month of June. From man chores, garden building and the 5 minute per week gardener to the apartment balcony and or those who simply like to enjoy the beauty of what is green and outside. Any Q’s, hints, tips or you simply wanna say hello, just use the twitter machine and the hashtag #SodShow 😉

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My Rhubarb: The First Crop of 2012

I’ve fond 1980’s memories of the ash from the old coal fire ending up on top of our stools. They sat in the top right hand corner next to the compost heap. The stools that were never split in their life time and such were their notoriety I doubt a specific book in the local library even existed on them.

Sometimes it is good to remember just how simple it can be be. But and on the other hand I spent eons reading up, cropping, planting, re-reading and forcing in my horticultural college days. Science and arts aside, if you want to give this quasi tomato-esque fruity vegetable a go, it just doesn’t get much easier than this.

Of note and on a side not is it’s similarity in appearance to the plant Gunnera. I have more than once hands worth of fingers used it is normal garden design, where a designated vegetable garden was not wanted for.

Back to it and my tips: Buy your stools well. Plant it. Never feed it. Ignore and neglect it. Pick it when you see it and have a mug of coffee next to it before you go to work. Sometimes I have a wee chat with mine. Planted in the darkest, dampest patch of my garden, this variety is Timperly Early. Enjoy 😉

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