Sunday 22nd October, 10am - 1pm Venue: Mornington, Saval Park Road, Dalkey Fionnuala Fallon

Fionnuala Fallon

Sunday 22nd October, 10am – 1pm

 

Dalkey Garden School,” Mornington,” Saval Park Road, Dalkey

as part of places are limited    book now on  www.dalkeycreates.com

Fionnuala Fallon

The Magic of Flowers

‘I can’t remember exactly when I first became a gardener but I know that it was a moment in my early childhood, soon after I sowed a handful of seeds from which nasturtiums quickly grew – an eruption of leaves and fiery orange flowers that seemed to me both astonishing and miraculous.’ read more

  Book now   as places are limited                  www.dalkeycreates,com 

Hard at work Propagating plants

Autumn/Winter Classes

Autumn/Winter classes Thursday 1 September

Come join us, as we focus on not only gardening but also all things gardening.

Meet fellow enthusiasts.

Autumn             September   Thursday  1,6,15 October 26 November 2 and 9.

Winter    2018  February       Thursday 1,8,15                   6 classes    €300

20% discount for early booking. Numbers are limited to 6

 

Tour to Carlow Garden Festival

Carlow Garden Festival Friday 28 July Book Now

Roy Lancaster CBE veteran Broad castor & Gardening Expert                                11 am

Paul Smith Crug Plants , Wales.                                                                                            12.15pm

Joe Swift UK & International Gardening Personality.  Walled Garden Altamont 3pm

Bus Departs Mornington Garden  at 9 pm € 70 including entry to events.

In order to travel I must have a minimum of 18 so tell your friends and booknow

Botanical Plaster Casting

Book now for this is the second time to run this very popular workshop.An exciting introduction for  beginners to the fundamental skills of plaster casting. Deirdre will take you through her unique process of capturing flowers and foliage in plaster.  Create your own fossils from Annmarie’s wonderful Mornington Garden full of specialist plants and flowers. You will take away at least  two marvellous unique works of art .  A maximum of 8 people, per workshop, this includes all flowers, materials, tools,refreshments and lunch are provided.Next workshop Saturday 22 July    10 – 4pm.

Botanical Art workshop Botanical Art workshop

Art in the Garden

Book now July 15 10-1pm Paint a scene within the garden with Mairead O’Byrne Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing paintingand drawing in the garden.The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists.

Mairead Byrne started teaching 1980 as a  full time art teacher after a degree in fine art and then the H.dip from  National College of Art Dublin.  Mairead was hugely involved in portfolio preparation with students, both at Sancta Maria College and schools all over Dublin. Now retired, is presently preparing for a solo exhibition in October. After an accident in 2013, she has had to redefine her technique and works now in oils taking inspiration from the landscape with a live of colour and texture. A history of textile work influences, a mark making technique, with the brush.

Refreshments will be provided and materials Book now   through the Dalkey Garden School  online  Shop

A really wonderful way to have a bit of fun on this very special Blooms day. Come with Cathy a very energetic,fun lad who will retail you with Joycean stories from the area it all started from.
Kick stat the day with a very special breakfast at Mornington Garden.
Book now Contact Cathy on (int.code00 353 86) mob. 086 8758722 www.dunlaoghairecycles.com

Garden visiting

If you can’t understand your garden  then visit one. Wake up and smell the roses and enjoy the beauty of nature on an urban scale. It’s easy and fun here in Ireland.Garden lovers adore looking at other people’s creations; it’s a chance to admire, snipe, envy and imitate. Visiting is the great garden voyeur’s chance: wander around the a lovely private gardens, chat with the owner, sit and have tea , they do the clean up.

Mornington Garden would like to welcome you, and especially if you are a group of 3 or more. I am here most of the time pottering (?) so why not come as I really enjoy the beauty that nature has allowed me to have here in this corner of Dalkey.

I also hold workshops , Growing herbs and vegetables in containers, Art in the garden, Lear how to photograph your garden, and more.

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Summer Containers

1.  Proper plant selection. Select the right plants for the container and growing conditions.

2.  Selecting the right container.  Further increase your success by selecting a container large enough to accommodate your plants.

3.  Potting mix.  Next, invest in a quality potting mix that holds moisture yet provides adequate drainage.

4.  Watering.

5.  Feeding.

I suppose these are the 5 starting points to get you going. With this in mind we will on Saturday May 5 I am  looking  forward to putting to gather a selection of plants, which will bring you joy for the coming summer.

Plant names

Binomial name  Prunus X yedoensis

A hybrid cherry of unknown origin, probably between Prunus speciosa as father plant and Prunus pendula as mother.It occurs as a natural hybrid in Japan and is now one of the most popular and widely planted cultivated flowering cherries in temperate climates worldwide. 

 

Intergeneric hybrids 

× Cuprocyparis leylandii

Leyland cypress

Family
Cupressaceae

Genus
× Cuprocyparis are large, very fast-growing evergreen trees of narrowly conical or columnar habit, with tiny scale-like leaves in dense sprays, and small spherical cones.Is now a very unpopular tree, as it is not very easy kept in control, and when pruned will not regenerate well.

Chimera  ( 2 plants  –  one tree)

+Laburnocytisus adamii   The plus sign (+) indicates its unusual origin. The plant can also be described by the formula Laburnum anagyroides + Chamaecytisus purpureus.

A small tree which is a graft-chimaera between two species, a laburnum, Laburnum anagyroides, and a broom, Chamaecytisus purpureus ( Cytisus purpureus), which bears some shoots typical of the one species, some of the other, and some which are a peculiar mixture of both “parents”. This binomial name is written as if it were one species, but strictly speaking it is not one species but two.