Expert advice for gardening enthusiasts
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.