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East Cork Flower Club will visit Griffins Garden Centre, Dripsey, today (May 9) at 2pm. 

Margaret Griffin will discuss planting of window boxes, containers, etc, and growing tomatoes in hanging baskets. Members and visitors are to use own transport on the day.

The next Clonakilty GIY (Grow it Yourself) meeting is on Monday, May 11, at 8pm in O’Donovans Hotel.

This month’s guest speaker is Jonathan Doig from “Narmada Organics”, Rosscarbery. He will show photo slides and talk about his organic veg and herb growing business which supplies shops, restaurants and market stall holders in the Cork area.

As always, the meetings are open to the public and followed by a cuppa and some home bakes. Feel free to bring along any items for the donation table — ie, books, pots, plants, produce.... Contact Susan at 086-3451175

Ballinvillon Gardens opened for the first time from until Friday, June 5, from 10am to 5pm. A woodland garden full of rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and other rare plants.

There are many varieties of plants not seen elsewhere in Ireland. Fine plants for sale. Stout shoes advised.

Open Garden at Deirdre Kidney’s Kilcolta Lodge, Fennels Bay, Crosshaven, on Saturday, May 16, from 12noon to 6pm.In Aid of Marymount Hospice.


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