Bloom in the park, Ireland’s largest and most diverse gardening show

Bloom in the park, Ireland's largest annual garden festival opened yesterday in Dublin’s Phoenix Park.  Having completed show gardens there over the previous four years it is slightly strange not to be there.  I find that both my mind and body have to make adjustments to a new routine for May and June. Yet, I still find myself inordinately busy as it is peak interest season for all things gardening and garden design: I do wonder how I normally complete a large show garden and have time to tend to my...

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Super Garden returns to our screens

Super Garden, Ireland's garden design X-factor returns to our screens tonight and is currently Ireland's most watched garden design programme.   [caption id="attachment_319" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The Super Garden judges, Tim, Gary and Paddy mean business!"][/caption] The brand new series features five up and coming Irish garden designers competing to showcase their garden creations at this year's 2011 Bloom Festival.  The designers are mentored by garden designer Mary Reynolds and the judges are: for show quality,  Gary Graham (Bloom organiser); for plants, Paddy Gleeson (plantsman); and I am judging the design content...

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