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Macroom Flower & Garden Club will host a Floral Art Demonstration by Orla McGrane (AOIFA Vice-Chairperson), on Thursday September 10 at 8.00pm, at Coolcower House. 

Members competitions and sales table supporting Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. 

Further information 087-9821708. All exhibits raffled, your attendance and support would be greatly appreciated.

Blackrock Flower Club’s ruby (40th) anniversary lunch will be held on Sept 29 at Clayton Silversprings Hotel at 12.30pm. 

Tickets available from committee members and other clubs welcome. Tickets are limited

Don’t forget to visit Iris Anderson’s garden, shown on these pages this week, in Ballinhassig, Cork, on Saturday, September 12 from 12pm to 6pm. Signposted from theHalfway Roundabout off N71. 

Homebaking and flower/ plant stall. Victorian Tea Party. All proceeds in aid of Marymount Hospice.

Joanna Blythman, Alys Fowler, Mark Diacono and more top names are lined up for GIY GROW Fest Waterford on September 11 to 13. For tickets and details see www.giyinternational.org/grow_fest 

Powerscourt Garden Pavilion, Enniskerry, County Wicklow continues its free autumn gardening classes though September 10 to October 14 at 11am free of charge. Book your place today through www.powerscourtgardenpavilion.com/events 


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