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The SodShow meets BirdWatch Ireland

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I chat with Jamie Durrant of BirdWatch Ireland, Irelands largest independent conservation organisation. Established in 1968, they currently have over 14,000 member supporters and over 20 branches nationwide. Whilst the primary objective of BirdWatch Ireland is the protection of wild birds and their habitats…. today I take a gardeners look at some of Ireland smaller aeronauts. All this and so, so much more…. Feedback, Q’s, say ‘ello ? Use twitter and the hashtag #SodShow ;)

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The SodShow meets Dermot Carey

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

On This Weeks Garden Radio:

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I chat with Dermot Carey, a sustainable & organic vegetable food producer. Formerly the Lissadell House Head Gardener Dermot is also a heritage potato collector & now walled garden expert with Donal Doherty of Harrys Restaurant.

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Bloom 2012

I honestly didn’t know if I was going to make it to Bloom this year. Eventually, I did with my 2 year old bundle of smiles early on Sunday. Rain aside, so impressed I returned again on the Monday.

It’s a little funny being me most of the time, but at Bloom it gets a little funnier. In context, on the Sunday I entered the artisan food arena, left 3 hours later and not by choice, nor wish to leave, I saw nothing else.

Interview 1: Natasha of Natasha’s Living Foods

Interview 2: Birgitta of Burren Salmon

Interview 3: Mark Wheeler of Rathmullen House

When on the Monday I returned again, I simply kept on bumping into people. Good people. People I was happy to be in the company of. Some of them I hadn’t seen since that time last year and before I knew it, the tannoy system announced Bloom is closing.

In the big picture, Bloom is far more than just show gardens. My experience this year was simply fantabulous. For the most part, that came down to the organisation. Before, during and after. I would have quite happily stayed longer.

To note: My reference above is [solely] to just how on the ball the entire team was. Irish horticulture needs Irish horticulture to be popular. I hope it gets better with age. Or some random positive cliché to that effect.

Recorded chats here aside, I have two cracking interviews lined up for The Sodshow that will air this Friday coming and the following. Also of note is The SodShow, Bloom in the Park special with Gary Graham that aired the Friday prior to its opening.

In conversation with some of my fellow horticulturists I noted and know that Bloom is good for Irish horticulture. It needs and is better because of it.

Regarding Bloom 2013, as I noted recently, I have a mild pickle to chew on 😉

This image below as I left Bloom 2012 behind me, sits in my mind, for all of the so many right reasons. In whatever format I am there, I am looking forward to Bloom 2013.

To all who were ever so lovely, thank you so much.

The SodShow, Gardeners Guide For June

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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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The SodShow. A Bloom In The Park 2012 Special

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.

On This Weeks Garden Radio:

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….we meet with Gary Graham the brains behind Ireland’s premier garden show, Bloom In The Park. With a little under a week to go and set to take take place in The Phoenix Park this June Bank Holiday weekend May 31st – 4th June 2012, we get an insight into the behind the scenes of show garden building, just what you can expect to see and Gary’s advice on the best way to see this years garden festival. All this and so much more on Dublin’s only garden radio show.

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