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Dead Palm Trees

It seems Ireland took what can only be described as a great battering by the elements over the course of the last 18 months. The country aside, the after affects in the plant department are still extremely evident and in particular what we know as the seaside range of plants including palm trees and grass plants seems to have been hit worst.

Many people I have spoke to have held off in the hope that the plant may return… but as I have said before one cannot make a plant cell un-dead. That said, I was very surprised in one garden I was in recently to see this….

The two most common types of plants that I have seen hit in Irish gardens are that of the Cordyline [usually Cordyline australis] and also the Phormium. Others have included the Phoenix carienensis, the Dicksonia antartica and also, though not as bad en mass the Trachycarpis.

What has happened in a few cases is that the plant has started to give sprouts from the base. The Cordyline will usually do this anyway, but this normally happens part way up its main trunk when its growth pattern is going as it normally should, which is great if you want to take its height down a level and let the side shoot take over as leader.

The question I guess is do you want to wait to see if yours will send out some shoots and if like this one it has… do you want to wait for them to re-develop back into the tree it maybe once was and maybe might become again.

The Sodcast – Episode 27

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


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The Half Marathon for Temple Street Childrens Hospital

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this ones for those who I mentioned at the start of the podcast. nice one lads 😉

The Sodcast – Episode 26

sodshow, garden podcast

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


Listen to The Sodcast in MP3 – or subscribe/ listen to the podcast in iTunes. Alternatively, subscribe to the blog and listen to them right here. Missed Episode 25 of the garden podcast ?

First Up:

The above image from Bernie Goldbach listening to the garden podcast via his telephone 😉

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Find out more about Kevin [left], Donal [right] & the Harrys restaurant garden project via

Harrys Restaurant is located at Bridgend, Inishowen. That’s in County Donegal for those that wouldn’t be too up on their Irish Geography – and it’s open daily From 12pm til late. I recommend daylight hours if you are going for a look at the garden 😉 further info at www.harrys.ie

Why Harrys ? I asked on twitter for anyone who had plants of any amount as part or even outside their restaurant and John Ward of  navigatour.ie responded to me. I’d have done the same for someone with a few planters being very honest.

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The above images are Philips garden 2 weeks ago and the Sunday just gone.

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courtesy of Rosanne from The IIA – wearable planters

Bernie Goldbach reminds me about – making a living as a garden designer

Spains largest vertical garden cleans the air inside the office building – thanks to Angel Luis

Remember The St Brigids Cross saga ? In short, there were no reeds available to make them with. Mary never got any – but came up with an alternate.

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