The Sodcast – Christmas Episode 21

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Today’s Show…..

Very different from the usuual set up – but then hey, it’s only once a year I’ll have a valid excuse to deviate from the norm and in my opinion that’s allowed.

Ladies and gentlemen….

  • Your Host and Comic Genius – Eric Lalor


Eric is playing the following dates

  • 27th December Blue Bar in Skerries with Willie White and Damien Clarke
  • 30th December in Gorm Loch, Co. Meath [that’s what he said….?]

Dozy rascal thanks to Dublins 98fm Dermot & Dave


*disclaimer: dermot not included coz dave said so

Santa with thanks to Niall OKeeffe & Christmas Fm


last but not least Mark @ Irish Weather Online


And [not really] Finally:

Have A Happy Christmas…. from me and Eric 😉

Thank you, sincerely, for listening

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Ever Wondered What It Takes To Grow A Plant…?



October Bank Holiday Weekend, I went to Kilkenny. I had so much to do….

On my agenda was to meet my good friend & plant inventor Pat Fitzgerald.

I had interviewed Pat for the blog before. I had also worked with Pat on so many of my projects and gardens… but I’d never seen his nursery. The place, his place to be more exact, the place where the plants I have designed into projects, designs and gardens are born, reared and looked after. This is where I started to get excited….

Excited ? About plants…? On a bank holiday weekend…? Have I nothing else better to be doing…? I wouldn’t swap what I love doing so much for anything else in the world 😆

Pat, in my opinion 😉 is a little bit special in the Irish context of horticulture in that 85-90% of his plants are exported to places like Japan & The USA.. thats a total of almost 3.5 million plants as a by the way…. not bad?!!

*disclaimer: I’ve never received money from Pat for anything I have ever done. I simply think he’s got a different and an interesting story. More than that… he’s one of lifes good guys. More importantly, he’s got a sense of humour and enjoys a pint on a Friday night. shame I have to put a disclaimer in at all being honest….

Heres’s the first video I did with Pat… nice story 😉

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10 green [juicy] bits…

On that note…. Ireland is more expensive than the UK …..? I think I’ve just blown that arguement to absolute pieces…. or found a retirement plan. Look at the price tag on this. btw postage is £20 extra 😯



  • over at grannymar’s blog – a heated discussion boils over on the possible concoctions using to fennel – old wives [ 😉 ] tales, maybe ?!

ireland is the biggest exporter of bananas in the world. Here’s why – thanks to fyffes

Believe it or not Ireland is the bigest exporter of bananas in the world. Although bananas do not grow in Ireland, Fyffes (an Irish owned company) imports bananas from Columbia, Honduras, Belize and Costa Rica and then exports them throughout Europe making Ireland, as a country, the biggest exporter of bananas in the world!

Connor asked me to mention his Irish Poultry website. I like it 😉

The site isn’t funded, it’s more of a hobbby at the minute. It’s geared to providing information and help to people who hope to start with keeping poultry in Ireland. On the site people can locate breeders with a view to buying and selling poultry. Our blog provides a wealth of information on many topics such as Red Mite, Building a roost, or how to prevent annoyance of roosters (in built up areas).

  • I have my beliefs. But – there’s a point? Like if the best uncle wants to treat one of his nieces to a Mc Donalds – then for one day only – she can have it. Fair point? My money. She’s the boss! Anyhow, this post about the animal rights association may change your mind…. drive through it is so 🙄 grafton street at 4am maybe – not at 4pm with those images.

Speaking of animal rights… and activists 😉

and of course this may also cheer you up…

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10 green oddities…

  • on the subject of turf – croke parks new turf will be grown in Scunthorpe reports the Irish Examiner. One or two tried to make a bigger story out of it. I’m just glad they’re getting on with the game. I don’t believe we grow that kind of turf in Ireland anyway.

Organic Guaranteed Irish Wholefoods Burgers, suitable for coeliacs and vegans & Handmade in Cork – Invented by myself Dee.

  • I am putting all of my photographs on – slowly but surely. Genius site. Irish owned and run and the staff are really cool – when I have a wee problem. Thanks lads.
  • and finally this. Not the greatest quality…. but still extremely funny
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how green is…. joerg steegmueller

Introduced to me through my good friend Darragh Doyle, recently I had the privelige to meet with Joerg Steegmueller of The Dublin Event Guide. Apart from being one of the most interesting people I have ever met, Joerg is also one of  lifes genuine nice guys… plus he has a sense of humour 😉

Have a look and see what you think.

ps: normal horticulture resumes on monday 😆
ps: email Joerg dublineventguide [at] gmail [dot] com to subscribe

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