Ex­pert ad­vice for gar­den­ing en­thu­si­asts

Bray People - - NEWS -

Keen gar­den­ers got their ques­tions an­swered at Kil­coole Com­mu­nity Cen­tre last Fri­day evening, at an event in aid of Dogs Trust.

Friends of Mer­lin or­gan­ised the fundrais­ing evening, which in­cluded some great raf­fle prizes as well as in­for­ma­tion on how to get the most from your gar­den.

‘My dog Hardy wrote to Hellen Dil­lon’s dogs Ruby and Rosie and asked them to per­suade their mum to au­to­graph a cou­ple of books and send them on,’ said or­gan­iser Jon Jame­son.

The celebrity gar­dener was happy to oblige and two of her books formed part of the raf­fle.

The event in­cluded a plant sale, cake sale and re­fresh­ments. ‘Per­son­ally, I learned quite a bit,’ said Jon, adding that every­one ask­ing ques­tions learned more about gar­den­ing.

Some of the top­ics in­cluded fruit grow­ing, edi­ble plants and herbs, what to put in what sort of gar­den, for ex­am­ple small or shady. The panel of ex­perts in­cluded Des White – trees & shrubs, Anne O’ Leary – fruit & veg and Tim Wal­lis – land­scap­ing.

It was a very suc­cess­ful event. The plant sale fig­ures are yet to come in so Jon doesn’t yet have a to­tal. The film The Last Hi­jack will be screened at Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre on Mon­day, May 9 at 8 p.m.

Mo­hamed is one of So­ma­lia’s most ex­pe­ri­enced pi­rates, but though he might be feared on the high seas, at home he is just an­other mid­dle-aged man try­ing to make ends meet in dire eco­nomic cir­cum­stances.

Blend­ing doc­u­men­tary, re-staged se­quences and evoca­tive ro­to­scope-style an­i­ma­tion, Last Hi­jack is an ex­per­i­men­tal ‘non­fic­tion nar­ra­tive’ that gives in­sight into why pi­rat­ing is viewed as a vi­able op­tion for many So­mali fish­er­men. Tick­ets are €8 or €6.50 con­ces­sion.

Tim Wal­lis, Suzanne Wal­lis, Anne O’Leary, Jon Jame­son and Des White.

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