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News Up-Date For Participants at Allianz Garden Show Ireland

News Up-Date For Participants at Allianz Garden Show Ireland

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  • A Festival of Flowers, Food & Fun! is the 2015 theme for Allianz Garden Show ...

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Historic Antrim Castle Gardens the Venue for Allianz Garden Show Ireland 2015

Antrim Castle Gardens is an historical gem. The 400 year old gardens are unique in Northern Ireland. A recent £6m restoration project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund has now preserved this historic site for generations to come.

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New Trail Showcases Natural Heritage Treasures Of Lough Derg

A new trail showcasing the rich natural heritage of Lough Derg has been developed in time for the 2015 summer season. Lough Derg (on the Shannon) Nature Trail is produced by the County Councils in Clare, Galway and Tipperary, and co-funded by The Heritage Council and Lakelands & Inland Waterways.

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UK Fresh Produce Market Shows Modest Decline

A recent Key Note Market Update showed the UK retail market for fresh fruit and vegetables fell by 0.8% in 2014, which was the first decline recorded over the five years examined by the report. The fruit sector exhibited modest value growth with all of the decline coming from the vegetable sector.

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The Rare & Special Plant Fair 2015 In Association With Bord Bia

Spring has sprung and summer is on the way. Green fingered gardeners of all ages are encouraged to visit Airfield Dundrum on Sunday May 10th from 10am to 5pm, when it will play host to The Rare & Special Plant Fair 2015. 

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Inspired by Nature

Nature is once again one of the biggest trend setters for 2015 and through out Griffins Timeless Collection you can see the love for Nature.
“People want to experience the colours , fragrance and movement of nature indoors. We all need to connect with nature in our homes.”

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Bio-Energy (Willow) Scheme 2015

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, recently announced the opening of the Bio-Energy (Willow) Scheme 2015. This scheme provides establishment grants to farmers to grow willow for the production of biomass suitable for use as a renewable source of energy. The Scheme aims to increase the production of willow in Ireland and to encourage alternative land use options.

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Sign Up To Exhibit at the HTA National Plant Show

With spaces selling fast growers from across the UK are encouraged to sign up to exhibit at this year’s HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, which takes place at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry on 23 and 24 June 2015.

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Solve Shady Garden Spaces with A Rhododendron

Encourage your customers to brighten up the shadier parts of their gardens this spring with a rhododendron, the HTA's Plant of the Month for April 2015.

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Hayes Announces Payment of Annual Forestry Premium

Tom Hayes, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for forestry, announced that the annual tax-free forestry premium payments for 2015 will be issued by his Department today with forest owners receiving them by the end of this week.

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New Park on Cork St. Community Consultation Workshop

Dublin City Council are developing a new public park on the vacant site on Cork St/ Ormond St. The project team will be hsoting a Consultation Workshop so that the local community can share ideas and views on the park design and development. 

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Bringing the Outdoors In

Interior design trends can come and go but one that seems to be sticking around over the past couple of years and even gaining momentum is “bringing the outdoors in”. This trend can be taken quite literally and basically conveys the idea of merging both indoor and outdoor spaces so that effectively they appear as one large connected space.

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The Sodshow Attends The Launch Of Vita Exhibition At Dublin Airport

The SodShow, Ireland's Best Podcast 2013 and only garden radio show. Live every Friday @ 3pm – or alligator in podcast.

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Clonakilty Garden Centre For Sale

Clonakilty Garden Centre Business For Sale As Going Concern.

  • Profitable Business with Room to Grow
  • Option to Add a Riverside Cafe
  • Broad & Loyal Customer Base

For Financials & Further Information Email: westcorkgardencentreforsale@gmail.com

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Book Review: Field Visual Merchandising Strategy - John Stanley

Field Visual Merchandising Strategy: Developing a national in-store strategy using a merchandising service organisation, by Paul J Russell, is a brand new book focused on merchandising strategies for the field visual merchandisers to the apparel industry.

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UCC's Horticulture Course Short-Listed For Award

University College Cork’s MSc Organic Horticulture has been short-listed at the forthcoming Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards. The course is the only one of its kind in Europe and it is delivered near Skibbereen, West Cork. The course is on the shortlist for two awards; the Postgraduate Course of the Year (Science) and Best New Course.

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RHSI Plant Sale Dublin

The Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland is holding its Annual Plant Sale. It will take place in its new premises, Laurelmere, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14 on Saturday 9th May from 12 until 3pm. All are welcome. No entrance fee. This is an ideal opportunity to pick up something a bit different, well-grown plants from the gardens of experienced gardeners. Second-hand gardening books and magazines will also be for sale. Further details at 01 493 7154 or www.rhsi.ie

Source: HortiTrends News Room