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HortiTrends is NOW Horticulture Connected

HortiTrends is NOW Horticulture Connected

Check out HorticultureConnected.ie for the latest news, analysis, and trends in landscape, garden reta...


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HortiTrends is NOW Horticulture Connected

Check out HorticultureConnected.ie for the latest news, analysis, and trends in landscape, garden retail & edible horticulture on our brand new responsive and mobile friendly website.

Horticulture Connected is the leading source for news, analysis and trends in the landscape, garden retail & edible horticulture sectors in Ireland. We provide you with the latest breaking news from the horticulture industry sectors across Ireland and the UK.

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Wildflower Growers Open Days in 2017

Design By Nature - Irish Wildflower Seed House presents:
Two Wildflower Growers Open Days in 2017

Master class: Farm and Crop Walk, Demo and Talk by Sandro Cafolla, 25 years growing wildflowers in Ireland

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Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - 'Until Love Conquers Fear’ – A Garden for Trocaire

This modern contemporary garden space celebrates Trocaire as one of Ireland’s leading overseas charities. The garden highlights Trocaire’s vision for a just and peaceful world and its belief that everyone has the right to peace and dignity alongside access to clean water and sustainable land.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - 'Until Love Conquers Fear’ – A Garden for Trocaire

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RHS Chelsea Show 2017 Winners

Congratulations to all the 2017 Chelsea award winners!

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CAFRE duo set to blossom at Chelsea Flower Show

Two green-fingered CAFRE students have made it to the final of the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show.

Talented florists Eilis Quinn and Clare McAuley crafted beautiful hand-tied presentation bouquets to secure their places in the Final of the RHS Young Chelsea Florist of the Year Competition in May.

Read more: CAFRE duo set to blossom at Chelsea Flower Show

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A Centennial’s View

The term ‘Centennial’ describes a member of today’s youth cohort, an individual aged 19 or under. I, along with 2.68 billion others, fall into that category and feel that I am well positioned to give my views as to what is important to us as a demographic.

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Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - The Enable Ireland No Limits Garden in association with Solus Light Bulbs

Inspired by children using Enable Ireland’s services, the garden represents both the challenges that people with disabilities face but also the reality that, with creativity, determination, and support, you can ‘Live life with no limits’. It is a conceptual garden based on Enable Ireland’s vision for an Ireland that is fully inclusive and accessible to all.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - The Enable Ireland No Limits Garden in association with Solus Light Bulbs

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NEW battery walk-behind mowers from John Deere

John Deere has introduced two cordless battery powered models to its extensive range of petrol and electric walk-behind mowers for residential customers.

Thanks to the latest Lithium-Ion battery technology, there are no cables, petrol or pollution to worry about.

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Bloom 2017 Large Garden - FBD Insurance’s “Transition”

This garden (name TBC) is a water landscape with a dramatic tidal effect. This unique idea is aimed at capturing the essence of the wild Irish tidal landscape. The garden will be dramatically transformed in front of the spectators’ eyes by lowering the water level. Landmasses and islands will appear and form a new landscape and then they disappear again.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Large Garden - FBD Insurance’s “Transition”

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Curating the City. The Changing Nature of Public Space

It's not easy to find a seat in the centre of Dublin. If you want to buy a coffee, there's plenty of choices. But if you fancy just sitting and dreaming or resting your legs while shopping, you'd better head for the boardwalk. Or at least be near a public park. Otherwise, there's not a seat in sight between Parnell Square and St Stephen's Green. It is hardly a pedestrian-friendly gesture, but the city council says there is a perception that benches attract people who don't move on, so they're not suitable street furniture.

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Flowers Bring Art to Life - CAFRE

The National Gallery and The Flower Council have won the 2017 UXB London Award for Best Use of Digital Channels. This is one of the Emcees Awards that aim to recognize excellence in arts and culture fundraising.

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Pesticide residues in food: risk to consumers remains low | European Food Safety Authority

Food consumed in the European Union continues to be largely free of pesticide residues or to contain residues that fall within legal limits, new figures show. The latest monitoring report published by EFSA reveals that more than 97% of food samples collected across the EU in 2015 were within legal limits, with just over 53% free of quantifiable residues. The figures are in line with those recorded in 2014.

Read more: Pesticide residues in food: risk to consumers remains low | European Food Safety Authority

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Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - Despicable Me 3

The ‘Despicable Me 3’ garden is a fun and exciting space that highlights the contrasting personalities of Gru and his twin brother Dru, who are coming to cinema screens across Ireland on 30 June. Dru is everything that Gru isn’t – wealthy, charming, sophisticated, with a head of fabulous golden hair.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - Despicable Me 3

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Coillte announces record earnings of €98.3m for 2016 - Coillte

Coillte, Ireland’s largest forestry and land solutions company, today announced its annual results for 2016. The company delivered record earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of €98.3m, up 10% on the previous year. Operating cash flow at €15.2m was up 130% on 2015 while operating profit (before exceptional items and revaluation gains) increased by 6.6% to €64.4m.

Read more: Coillte announces record earnings of €98.3m for 2016 - Coillte

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Bloom 2017 Large Garden - Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin Garden

The garden – a composer’s retreat – is owned by a successful classical and film-score composer who is also a keen plants person. Having a particular love for tranquil and peaceful surrounds, the owner relishes the chance to reflect on compositions while undisturbed during summer evenings.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Large Garden - Our Lady's Children's Hospital Crumlin Garden

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Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - On Cloud CaNine

Every garden can be a dog-friendly garden, says Dogs Trust which is campaigning to make Ireland the best country in the world to be a dog. Built by Bloom award-winning designer Brian Burke, ‘On Cloud CaNine’, Dogs Trust’s dog-friendly garden showcases a host of simple, innovative ideas designed to provide fun and stimulation for dogs while maintaining the garden as a safe, relaxing place for the whole family.

Read more: Bloom 2017 Medium Garden - On Cloud CaNine