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


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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.

"Autumn is a vibrant season with its own palette of colours, spectacular foliage and dazzling memorable displays here, there and everywhere " 

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

Time for a new Outreach Project!

We have now "signed off" on the Orchard Garden project and we are looking for a new venture. We feel it is an important element of the Foxrock & District Garden Club that we participate in some way in the community. We would love to use our combined gardening skills to help make a beautiful outdoor space for some group of people. It may be planting up window boxes or something a little more ambitious. We will take our time over the winter and explore various options. So, please let us have your ideas- all suggestions more than welcome.

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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.

 

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

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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

Date

 Event

Notes/Speaker

Tuesday 9th September-

Visit to June Blake's garden, near Blessington

DETAILS

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