The Club year runs from September 23rd 2014 to May 26th 2015


Latest news from the Orchard Day Care Centre at the Alzheimer Society, Blackrock 

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Vine Weevil

Club member Peter Lynch's  second article deals with helping plants recover.

Treatment is topical right now for killing off the crop of weevils that are settling in for the winter.

Go to the Downloads Page to read these articles.

"September is a time of great charm in the garden as our summer slowly winds down and our autumn brings a slight chill in the mornings." 

Read Philippa Thomas' "My Garden" letter for  September HERE

Did you purchase a Lily at our May 17th Plant Sale?

Our May 17th plant sale in aid of the Orchard Garden included a number of Lilies. The Club member who generously donated most of these lilies is concerned that some may have suffered during the summer. There was a lot of botrytis about, with some commercial gardeners losing practically every lily before they flowered.
If anybody bought a plant and it didn’t do well, contact us and we will swap the plant out for a fresh one.

Branching Out: Creating community in a Dublin garden.


Click on the heading above to access this article by Louise Byrne, a multimedia journalist with Ireland's national broadcaster, RTÉ, about the allotment scheme at Cintra (St. John of God Carmona Services, Glenageary) which was the subject of a report on Morning Ireland on 28th July last. The article includes a link to the RTE radio report.



Club Meetings:

The next regular meeting, and the first of the new club year,  will be on September 23rd.

Orchard Day Care Centre Garden features on RTE's Nationwide

In another programme on the topic of gardens and gardening and how they relate to, and can contribute towards, our community, RTE featured on "Nationwide" on Wednesday August 20th a number of garden projects including the Orchard Day Care Centre garden where our Club members have contributed greatly to the development of this wonderful garden.



More Details on the Orchard Day Care Centre Garden HERE

 For further details of upcoming Club events click HERE 

For news about other events throughout the coming year of interest to gardeners,  see the CALENDAR

Club Programme for 2013-2014- Monthly Meetings, Trips and Outings




Tuesday 9th September-

Visit to June Blake's garden, near Blessington


Tuesday 23rd September

First Lecture of the new gardening year:

"Pushing the Boundaries"

Alan Gray

The Old Vicarage, East Ruston, Norfolk

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Tuesday 28th October 2014

"Glorious Cannas"

Christine & Keith Hayward

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Tuesday 25th November 2014

"Wildside: Taking naturalistic planting to a new level"

Keith Wiley

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Tuesday 9th December 2014

"Christmas- My Way!"

Demonstration by

 Christopher White,

 Chelsea Silver Medal winner.
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Discounts on plants for Club Members:
The following nurseries or garden centres have kindly agreed to offer a discount to club members on production of your membership card:
Windyridge Nursery Rochestown Avenue
Avoca, Kilmacanogue  
Doyles Nursery, Brennanstown Road, Cabinteely
Howbert & Mays,
The Crescent, Monkstown