Posts tagged ‘GIY’

June 7, 2011

Bloom 2011 – Other things I thought were cool!

by Ciaran Burke

With so much happening, so many great garden, superb plants and enticing plant stalls, I don’t have time to write about them all straight away. During the week I will get around to uploading all my photos to my photoshelter site. For now though here are gardens, plants and things that I really liked at Bloom, but have not featured. (In no particular order).

  1. Tig from DYG.IE rolling his compost bin.

    Tig and his rolling compost bin- DYG

  2. Wall in Tim Austen’s Garden

3. Steam Museum garden

he Steam Museum Garden designed by Sophie Graefin Von Maltzan and Lodge Park Steam Museum Garden, Kildare

4. Foxgloves in Deirdre Pender’s garden

Foxgloves - AOS Sí designed by Deirdre Pender, Talamh Landscapes, Carlow

5. First ever international entry

6. Outdoor gallery

An Outdoor Gallery designed by Sophie Graefin Von Maltzan, Dublin

7. Delphiniums in the walled garden

8.Primulas

9.  Japanese maple in Jane Mc Corkell’s garden

10. GIY Vegetable map

Vegetable map of Ireland - GIY

11. SEED – Edible School Garden

Edible Garden - SEED

12. Schefflera on Rare Plans ireland Nursery Display

Schefflera - Rare Plants Ireland

13. Pine Wood Deck in Deirdre Pender’s garden

Pine wood deck - AOS Sí designed by Deirdre Pender, Talamh Landscapes, Carlow

14. Tripod for outdoor cooking -DYG.IE

Tripod for cooking over open fire - DYG

15. Seats in Oliver and Liat Schurmann’s Garden

Seats - Large Garden: To The Waters Edge designed by Oliver & Liat Schurmann, Mount Venus Nurseries Dublin

16. Green Roof in Tim Austen’s garden

Green Roof - The Growise Garden in association with Kildare Growers designed by Tim Austen, Austen Associates, Wicklow Engaging Space

17. Water Features – Tim Austen’s garden

The Growise Garden in association with Kildare Growers designed by Tim Austen, Austen Associates, Wicklow Engaging Space

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April 7, 2011

Facebook friend offers free weedkiller for my talk

by Ciaran Burke

Tonight I am doing a talk for the Oranmore GIY (Grow Your Own) Group. The title of the talk is “Top Fruit, Soft Fruit and Strange Fruit”. I announced the talk on my Facebook page and then I got an email from a Facebook friend who I have never met, Oisin from Irish Organic Weedkiller. He kindly made the offer of some free samples of his new innovative product made from acetic acid that kills weeds quickly and is 100% biodegradable.

I have never used the product but I will give it a try. I have two boxes of the ready to use bottles to give away at the talk that takes place in Oranmore Public Library this evening at 6.30pm.

Thanks Oisin for the gesture.

http://www.owk.
http://www.giyireland.com/

June 6, 2010

Show garden moments

by Ciaran Burke

A few images from my early morning visits to the show gardens at bloom.

It is not all glamour and glitz for garden designers. Top pic; Gold medal winner Jane Mc Corkell is busy watering her garden in the sunshine on Saturday morning, her garden is called “The Rain Garden”. Upper Middle pic; the GIY garden being watered on Saturday, no need to water tomorrow after all the rain today.
Lower Middle pic; Dawn Aston’s shoes in her Engaging Space -“Urban Oasis” her garden allows people to walk around inside- it was awarded a silver gilt medal; view from terrace of Dawn’s Urban Oasis, it was amazing to see throngs of people crowding through her garden in the rain today.

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