bloom 2008 [3] – sow far sow great …



…. the paint colour has been selected for our main feature for Bloom 2008 and thank must go to D.B. Painters [David Behan Painting & Decorating 0872551928 – pictured above], for looking after this. Whilst Nicola is still on board to hand paint the boats name, the mammoth task of giving rebirth to ‘Mo Cailín Caitlín is now being looked after with the addition of another Fingal business. Thank you sow much!


That said – none of this is possible until the fine boat rebuilding skills of Noel O’Dwyer [pictured above with one of his many lengths of timber] are put into practice. Noel is no stranger to garden shows having previously worked on No Rubber Soul last year in Bloom 2007 where his meticulous carpentry skills were so much appreciated. Go raibh míle maith agat Noelie!

Now that the boat is in good hands – its off to Tully Nurseries to inspect plants, meet with the Atfar Construction civil engineers, find a main sponsor, check the sculpt……. This year the team is just getting bigger and better. Thank you all.

At least there will be buds on the trees this week…. ?!!
Talk soon and wish me luck!


2 replies
  1. Marie
    Marie says:

    Philip just told me about the blog – and guess, who I found?!! Very good to see this! Can’t wait to see the result!!

  2. peter donegan MI Hort
    peter donegan MI Hort says:

    Guten Abend Marie,

    for those who dont know I didn’t have the weblog last year to keep [and thank] everyone who got involved and made No rubber soul such an amazing show garden. This year is no different and no matter the role played each part is so important. So this year no stone goes unturned.

    Noel O’ Dwyer would be of course Sara’s father [Philip her brother] and Maries Father in law.

    I dont want to go into too much detail but a 1957 boat that was on the verge of being discarded does need some work [?!!]. In this sense – I am truly indebted to Noels newest social scene, set within a yard [BDF commercials] in farmland county nowhere, Ballyboughal, North Dublin! A true gem.

    Noels first claim to fame was of course last year working on our car garden! Our very own Tommy Walsh!!

    Auf Wiedersehen Schwestern! Bis Spater

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