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¦ Innishannon Flower and Garden Club will host herbalist, Colette Healy on Jan 15 at 8pm in Barrett’s Lounge.

Colette will speak on the medicinal benefits of herbs, so come along and pick up some useful tips on how to stay fit and healthy for the new year ahead.

¦ Clonakilty GIY’s next meeting will be held on Monday, Jan 13, at 8pm in O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty. The topic for discussion is ‘Lets get Growing’. Open to public. Contact Susan on 086-3451175.

¦ The annual Snowdrop Gala will be held on Feb 1 at Ballykealey Manor, Ballon, Co Carlow (near Altamont Gardens). Speakers will include John Massey who’ll lecture on ’Winter into Spring’, and Richard Hobbs, who will talk on ‘Tales about Snowdrops’.

Hellebores from Ashwood and Harvington’s; snowdrops from Avon Bulbs, Richard Hobbs and many more spring plants will be available on the day. Please contact Hester Forde at 086 8654972 or email hesterforde@gmail.com for more details.

¦ Ballincollig Flower & Garden Club’s

AGM will take place on Monday, Jan 13, at Oriel House Hotel at 8pm. The meeting will be followed by a demonstration by Valerie Senior on card making. Members only.

¦ Blackrock Flower Club’s AGM will be held on Tuesday, Jan 14, at 7.30pm at the Ursuline Secondary School and all members are requested to attend. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

¦ Bantry Flower and Garden Club’s next meeting is on Jan 13 at the Westlodge Hotel.

This is the AGM and a prize-giving event.

¦ Cork Alpine Hardy Plant Society will host Jim Jermyn, horticultural consultant and show manager for Gardening Scotland and Ayr Flower Show, to discuss ‘Growing Alpines in their true character’. The event will take place on Thursday, Jan 23 at 7.45pm in Lavanagh House, Ballintemple, Cork. All welcome.


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