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¦ Cork Garden Club presents a talk by Ciarán Burke, of The Garden School, on: ‘The Spring Garden — Colour and Design’, at Ashton School, Cork, on February 13, at 8pm.

¦ Macroom Flower & Garden Club is holding its AGM on Thursday, February 13, at 7pm, in Coolcower House. It will be followed by presentation from milliner, Celestine McCoy, of Hattitude, Kinsale. All are welcome.

¦ Kinsale Garden & Flower Club’s annual general meeting takes place on February 13, at 8.00pm, followed by a talk on the healing power of flowers by Margie Lynch.

¦ GIY Clonakilty’s next meeting will be held at O’Donovan’s Hotel on Monday, February 10, at 8pm. The guest speaker is Anthony Creswell, from Ummera Smoked Products, Timoleague. Topic: ‘Construction, Maintenance and Uses of Reed and Worm Beds,’ followed by grow-your- own Q&A and a seed exchange. Open to public. Contact Susan: 086-3451175.

¦ Kanturk Flower and Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, February 12 in the Temperance Hall, Strand St, Kanturk, at 8.00pm. Mairead O’Keeffe, from New Leaf Health Store and Holistic Centre, Kanturk, will speak on: ‘Five Ways to Eating for Health and Vitality’. Fleur Daly (Cleverly) will demonstrate aromatic organic candles and essential oils. Everyone welcome — admission €5, including refreshments.

¦ Ballincollig Flower & Garden Club’s next meeting will take place Monday, February 10, at Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig at 8pm. The theme is ‘Valentine’s Gift’ and there will be a garden talk, plant sale, raffle and flower arrangers’ sales table. Garden talk by Mike Collard, Future Forests, Kealkil. All welcome.

¦ GIY Youghal’s next meeting will be held on Thursday, February 6, at 6.30pm, in Youghal Library. Teresa Barry, of Barry’s Nurseries, will talk about growing vegetables in containers and small areas. All welcome, admission free.

¦ Innishannon Flower and Garden Club will host Ruth Good, (florist/ landscape gardener), on February 12, at 8pm, in Barrett’s Lounge. Ruth will speak on ‘Springtime Gardening’ and will also create floral decorations with a Valentine’s Day theme.

¦ Clonakilty Flower Club will hold its February club night on Monday Feb 10 in Fernhill House at 8.00pm.

¦ Gardening expert, Dermot O’Neill, author of Clondeglass: Creating a Garden Paradise, published by Kyle Books, will receive the honorary title of ‘Fellow of the Garden Landscapes and Design Association,’ in recognition of his contribution to horticulture and the garden-design sector in Ireland over the last 30 years.



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