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Katherine’s Country: back to Bloom
Katherine O'Leary
Katherine O’Leary takes a trip to Bord Bia Bloom and is delighted with the offering of gardens and food stalls. New ideas have her back on her knees weeding!
8 June 2022 News
Bloom crowds in sunshine and rain
The Bord Bia Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park attracted visitors from North and South, city and country but all were very happy with the show.
8 June 2022 News
Vegetable growers need more support - President Higgins
The President said that Irish vegetables were being used as loss leaders in retailers across the country.
Veg growers need more support - President Higgins
The President of Ireland said that Irish vegetables were being sold as loss leaders in retailers across the country.
3 June 2022 News
Patrons see sheep shearing and milking demos at Bloom
Bord Bia has said that around 14,000 passed through the gates of Bloom at lunchtime today with a total attendance of 17,569 by close of play.
2 June 2022 News
Horticultural heritage (and heifers)
Every organisation announcing a live 2022 event pays homage to their virtual efforts but, Bloom live in the Phoenix Park the June bank holiday weekend is the only job. Writes Amii McKeever.
1 June 2022 Features
Plant wildflowers, I ask? Absolutely not, she says.
Buy organic? No it’s mostly imported – support Irish veg growers. Plant wildflowers? No let the natives come up. Trying to do the “right thing” can be confusing. Writes Amii McKeever.
1 June 2022 Amii
Commissioner Wojciechowski to address world potato congress in Dublin
The 11th World Potato Congress is taking place in the RDS from 30 May to 2 June.
16 May 2022 News
There is no set rule to creating the perfect patio
Want a room outdoors? Fiona Alston takes a look at the many things you can pull together to create the perfect patio area in your garden.
23 March 2022 Gardening
Mary's Garden: planting trees and plants for free
From planting a tree to plants for free, Mary Keenan shares her top gardening tips.
9 March 2022 Gardening
Writing from the heart in Macra
Karl Johnson from Longwood/Killyon Macra na Feirme was the overall winner of organisations 2022 Creative Writing competition with his entry, Convalescence.
23 February 2022 Features
Renaming of Bloom Festival
The new and improved event will take place this year in some form under the longer title, COVID-19 restrictions permitting.
16 February 2022 Dealer