There are many many many better photographers than me, who with their fancy cameras and eye for detail took amazing pictures of the show gardens at this years Bloom in the Park garden festival, guys like Paddy Tobin from the Irish Garden Plant Society (see here), but these are few pics of things that caught my eye and made me take a second look...
Some super ideas on how to upcycle pallets from GIY Ireland at this years Bloom in the Park garden festival
Nearly as good looking as mesell!
Its great to meet someone as good looking as mesell at the 2015 Bloom in the Park festival! Mr Stihl/Viking was proving a popular draw at the Origo Ireland stand at the show
Giving Soil Renew a Trial...
Its a new product on me, that I've been asked to trial. Soil Renew promises so much for soil health and soil well being that I had to pick myself up a bag and give a wee test.
Much of what I'd heard and read about it has been largely a duplicate of what appears on the Soil Renew website, so I decided to set up a few experiments with the group in Carndonagh to see if it 'does exactly what it says on the tin'.
Our first experiment is a repeat of one which appears on the Soil Renew website, simply growing some seeds in a jar of sand - one with Soil Renew and one without...We've just set this up so I'll be able to post some updates on this as they unfold.
Team Austin had a great family day out at the Bord Bia Bloom in the Park Festival, held in Pheonix Park in Dublin.
The kids enjoyed the sunshine and all the kiddy friendly activities that were on throughout the event...and of course at that age, every stand is like a playground!!
Shows like Bloom in the Park, Garden Show Ireland and North West Garden Show are all free for kids...
Gardening on Radio Foyle
A summary of each weeks gardening on Mark Patterson Show and beyond