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¦ Kanturk Flower and Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, Nov 13, with guest speaker Madeline McKeever, of Brown Envelope Seeds. All welcome, €5.00.

¦ The Ballinora/Waterfall Garden and Lifestyle Club will hold a members’ plant sale, after a talk on ‘Wardrobe Therapy’, by Martha and Jessica Healy, on Monday, Nov 18, at 8pm in the Scout Hall, Ballinora.

¦ Ann Cooney, AOIFA, will demonstrate ‘Celebrating Christmas’ for Cork Flower Club, on Tuesday, Nov 19, at 8pm, Canon Packham Hall, Douglas.

¦ Mallow Flower and Garden Club will host a Christmas demonstration by Mary Johannas (AOIFA), at the GAA complex, Carrigoon, Mallow, on Tuesday, Nov 19 at 8pm. Admission

¦ Conna & District Flower & Garden €10.

Club will present ‘The Magic of Christmas’, by Rose Hickey, on Wed Nov 20, at 8pm in Conna Hall. Admission €10, which includes a door raffle ticket and supper. Plant and home produce sales on the night. Rose Hickey has been invited to demonstrate at the upcoming, 11th World Flower Show, in the RDS Dublin, in June, 2014. This event is open to everyone. For further information, www.wafaireland.com, or contact www.connaflowerandgardenclub.org and leave your query.

¦ DIY Christmas Floral Art, with Carol Bone, at Powerscourt Garden Pavilion, in Enniskerry, County Wicklow, on Nov 20 and 27th, and on Dec 4. The event is free of charge, but donations will go to a local charity. For more information, visit: www.powerscourt.ie.

¦ Mitchelstown Flower & Garden Club will host a ‘Christmas Gala’ night, with Beatrice Hartog, in the Firgrove Hotel on Thursday, Nov 28 at 8.00pm. Everyone welcome.

¦ A ‘Snowdrop Gala’ will take place on Sat, Feb 1 at Ballykealey Manor, Ballon, Co Carlow, near Altamont Gardens. Speakers will include John Massey and Richard Hobbs. There will be hellebores from Ashwood and Harvington’s and snowdrops from Avon bulbs and from Hobbs. For details and bookings, contact Hester Forde at 086-8654972 or hesterforde@gmail.com.

¦ Ardfield Rathbarry Gardening Club hosts D J Murphy, for some Christmas floral demonstrations on Tuesday, Nov 26 in the parish hall at 8.00pm. All Welcome.



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