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The #SodShow. Friday January 6th 2012. Dublin’s Gardening Radio Podcast

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

The #SodShow. Friday January 6th 2012. Dublin’s Gardening Radio Podcast (mp3)

The SodShow – with Peter Donegan & Brian Greene – Every Friday 3pm – Live

Listen to The SodShow Live @ 3pm:

  • Tune in: 103.2fm on your radio dial if you are in the Dublin area
  • Listen live online: every Friday 3pm via TuneIn.com – on your phone or desktop

Listen Later:

On This Weeks Show:

wild camping sodshow, peter donegan

Part 2 in our mini series which began December 10th as Peter Donegan and The #SodShow teamed up with Gelert and Millets Mary Street to take five people and record the journey in audio as we hiked, trekked and wild camped overnight, without tents, in The Wicklow Mountains.

The following blog posts have relevance:

Listen to Part 1 of The SodShow Wild Camp – aired December 23rd, 2011.

The #SodShow Friday 23rd December. Dublin Garden Radio Podcast (mp3)

Why do this for Dublin’s Garden Radio Show The SodShow ?

We have spoke many times on The SodShow about my Hedgerow walks, eating from the wild, native Irish plants and trees, the garden groups outings and [ordinary] camping. We thought it a good idea to somehow and in someway, join them all together.

In this case and of note we went to a [Wicklow] National Park. From a horticultural perspective, it contains many pre mapped nature trails including a flower walk and tree walks. Eight of the Park’s plants are in fact classified as threatened – three are vulnerable and five are rare. We also wandered much of its forestry and slept only with what nature could surround us with. Also we don’t think this has ever been done for radio before and – the landscape is absolutely stunning.

Making Contact:

  the sodshow

About The SodShow:

The SodShow, Dublin City’s Garden Radio Show with landscape gardener Peter Donegan and armchair gardener Brian Greene airs on Dublin City FM Friday’s at 3PM.

The Sodshow is podcasted, blogged, streamed and live tweeted to the world via its internet site: http://blog.DoneganLandscaping.com/category/podcast

The Sodshow – Garden Podcast & Radio Show

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

The Sodshow – Garden Podcast & Radio Show (mp3)

The SodShow – Fridays 3pm Live – Dublin City Fm

With Thanks To This Weeks Guest:

John Haughton of Forest Friends Ireland

Listen to The SodShow Live @ 3pm:

  • Tune in: 103.2fm on your radio dial if you are in the Dublin area
  • Listen live online: every Friday 3pm via TuneIn.com – on your phone or desktop

Listen Later:

the sodshow irish times the sodshow garden radio podcast

Making Contact:

The Garden Group – May Summer Outing

The 5th Garden Group outing takes place this weekend coming Sunday May 29th.

This is just a little taster of what you can expect….

Listen!

  • Date: This Sunday 29th May 2011
  • Where: Ballyboughal, The Slí na Sceacha/ Hedgerow Walk – Back Lane Trail
  • Time: 11.45 am

Also: I wrote this post on The Slí na Sceacha yesterday. It explains what and where in much better detail.

  • Details: meet outside O’Connors Pub – the only pub in the village in Ballyboughal
  • Numbers: limited to 15 [can be extended if I give enough notice]
  • Cost: No Cost. With thanks to Hedgerow Society Secretary Ann Lynch
  • Other: I recommend you read the garden group guide. And then read on…. Also Ann Lynch will be speaking about this outing and the history of the Hedgerow Society on The SodShow this Friday – 3pm – 103.2 Dublin City Fm 😉 Below is the route I took on Sunday.

New To The Garden Group:

Recommended reading of previous outings include

Please Note:

As always, if you are thinking of coming along the rules basic principles of logic courtesies as always apply. They are of course very simple.

  • If your name is not on the list [left via comment] – you can’t go. No offence. That said…
  • If you need to drop out – that’s fine but please do so as soon as is possible rather than simply not turn up at all – you not showing on the day may just stop someone else from going. This isn’t to sound in anyway rude it’s very simply because….
  • I don’t get paid nor receive any gratuities for this.
  • If numbers are going over put your name down on the waiting list and give me a call. We’ll fix something for you. Because…
  • The quota is most likely not decided by me. But then this isn’t the national concert hall.
  • Do enjoy yourself :)

Got a suggestion… thoughts or comments below

Garden Group-ees:

  • Booking: via comment here only
  • Contact me: see below. not a problem ;)
  • Dress Code: advised to wear suitable footwear and clothing. s.
  • Duration: 3 hours should see you well – if you are time restricted.
  • Weather: the weather…. your guess is as good as mine.
  • Lunch: I had suggested bringing a picnic. That’s what I will be doing anyway. All things going good it’ll be a flask of coffee and some nice sambos!
  • Anything else: leave a comment below or gimme a call. This is the only post you’ll need to keep your eye on and I’ll update it and let you know via the facebook page and twitter.

Getting There:

This is O’Connors Pub in Ballyboughal so you know what it looks like now. Directions to get to Ballyboughal are below.

By Sat Nav
pop in these co-ordinates
53.522026, -6.267284

By Directions – from Dublin Airport

14.1 km 22 mins
Dublin Airport
Co. Fingal, Ireland
1. Head south toward Swords Rd
75 m
2. Continue straight
0.3 km
3. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit
0.5 km
4. Slight left at Dublin Rd 

Go through 1 roundabout
0.9 km
5. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto the M1 ramp to Belfast/Swords/Balbriggan/Bèal Feirste/Baile Brigin/Sord
0.5 km
6. Merge onto M1
4.7 km
7. Take the exit toward Donabate/Skerries/an Ros/na Sceirí/Rush/R132/Domhnach Bat
0.5 km
8. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto R127 

Go through 2 roundabouts
3.1 km
9. Continue on R129
0.5 km
10. Turn left to stay on R129
5.2 km
11. Turn right at Naul Rd
0.1 km
12. Take the 1st right to stay on Naul Rd
54 m
arrive at destination on right hand side

OR

click here to view the map and add in your own starting point View Map

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Trying To Buy Irish

On Sunday just past, I went to Airside Retail Park to buy some interior fixings for my house. It being Sunday the independent hardware stores were closed and my brain being that of a gardener, I ended up popping into the garden centre sections, as I do of any store I visit. I was also on my usual quest to support Irish products

Here’s how my journey went, in audio. It may sound a bit non-gardening…. but it all [hopefully] will make sense by the time you get to end. It’s starts in the car park of Airside Retail Park
Listen!

I then moved onto B and Q and then Woodies DIY store…

Listen!

Here’s my thoughts on closing….
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The reason for the Malones cleaning products image is that I got a package in recently from Malones with some lovely samples of their products as you can see. Their labels at the bottom say that they are the greener cleaner and just underneath their Malones logo it says est Ireland 1902. Green, Irish, chemical free… it’s ticking all the boxes.

The letter that came attached tells me Malones is a brand protecting Irish jobs, homes and family members including pets! As a by the way they are also chemical free and safe to use around Liz’s children. That would be Liz Waters the MD of Malones.

Shamrock

Listen!

The audio was originally recorded for The SodShow, the gardening radio programme I present with Brian Greene on 103.2 Dublin City Fm. It was first aired Friday 11th March.

The first voice you will hear is that of Irish Times garden writer Jane Powers.

The second voice is that of Peter Martin from Living Shamrock. His company is responsible for the hydro gel that allows Irish shamrock grown in Ireland to be transported and exported, soil free world wide. More than that, LivingShamrock.com is responsible for the Shamrock that is presented to The US President by the Irish Head of State annually on the 17th March.