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Safety in the Garden : by Dr. Marie Thérèse Floyd and Dr. Emer Shelley

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There is a great sense of satisfaction from spending time working in the garden. There are also many benefits for our physical and mental health from being active in the outdoors. For example: Gardening involves many of our critical functions including strength, endurance, dexterity, learning and problem solving, and sensory awareness Some Benefits of Gardening [...]

2019-02-13T16:13:29+00:00August 16th, 2018|

Vine Weevils by Peter Lynch

The Vine Weevil appears near the top of every list of annoying insects. It is very destructive and immediate action should be taken if you come across it. This article by Club member Peter Lynch tells you all you need to know. Click to download part 1 (pdf) The second article deals with [...]

2018-08-01T07:29:22+00:00September 1st, 2015|

Mid October 2015

Emer’s plant sale on 13th June was a great success and the proceeds enabled us to get working in earnest on the project. Thanks to one of our group, the hugely overgrown griselinia at the back of the house was cleared resulting in a beautiful view over Dublin Bay. Ingrid’s patio plan was implemented, patio [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:04+00:00October 16th, 2015|

Initial Clearance, Saturday February 21st 2015

Last Saturday 21st February Brendan and a group of volunteers came to clear the garden. My family members and their friends worked their backs off all day and achieved amazing results. Brendan had already pulled out many of the large shrubs with his ”grubber” I had never seen a grubber before and it is a [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:05+00:00February 24th, 2015|

New Garden Project

As many of you will know we finished up our previous garden outreach project at The Alzheimer's Society Orchard Day Care Centre garden in early summer of last year, where we helped clear, plant and maintain the garden to the point where it could be handed over to a more permanent maintenance schedule. Dr. Mary [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:05+00:00January 1st, 2015|

Trip to the Gardens of Harrowgate and North Yorkshire, July 2013

Some memories from our trip to the Gardens of Harrowgate and North Yorkshire, July 2013 On Monday July 1st,  31 intrepid travellers set sail from Dublin Docks along with our driver Nigel and our beautiful coach for Holyhead. When we arrived we headed for Dove Cottage Nursery Garden where we purchased a few bits and [...]

2015-10-20T14:39:53+00:00July 31st, 2013|

25th Anniversary Celebration – 12th June 2013

We celebrated our 25th Anniversary on the 12th June 2013 with a delicious lunch in the Killiney Golf Club. The sunny view through the windows out onto the greens was a reflection of the smiles on the faces of the 130 elegantly attired guests. Tables of eights and tens were beautifully laid out with floral [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:07+00:00June 12th, 2013|

Orchard Garden Autumn 2014 Report

As I indicated at the end of my last progress report on the Orchard Garden in early summer we have now ‘signed off’ on that particular gardening project. Mary Toomey has been training Botanic Garden students during the summer months in the Orchard Garden. They have been getting great experience in all aspects of maintaining [...]

2018-01-22T18:17:05+00:00October 3rd, 2014|

Plant sale for the Orchard Day Care and Respite Centre

Many thanks to all who supported the Plant sale for the Orchard Day Care and Respite Centre which was held on Saturday June 28th. Thanks to your absolutely fantastic support we raised just over €930.  This money will be held by the club and disbursed in its entirety to contribute towards the maintenance of [...]

2017-11-01T18:37:22+00:00June 30th, 2014|