Sincere thanks to all who kindly donated home grown plants for the plant sale last Saturday in aid of St. Francis Hospice, Raheny. We are delighted to announce that €3,497.70 was raised for the hospice. Thank you again to all Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society members and the local community who supported and contributed to this worthy cause.
The Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society Plant Sale will take place on Sunday 12th June from 11:30am to 2:00pm in Scoil Mhuire, Tuckett’s Lane, Howth, D13 PW99. We are delighted to announce the first plant sale of the season and all proceeds of the sale will be donated to St. Francis Hospice, Raheny.
Why not dig and divide something from your garden or balcony this week and donate to the HSHS plant sale. Plants can be dropped to the school hall on Saturday 11th June between 7pm and 9pm, in advance of the sale on Sunday. Please ensure all plants are clearly labeled. Everyone welcome.
Outgoing President of the HSHS, David Jeffrey, hands the medal of office to incoming President, Conall O’Caoimh. Warmest thanks to David for his services to the Society and best wishes to Conall in his new role.
We invite you to be involved in the new HSHS Growers Group within the Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society. The idea is to help members grow more plants for the HSHS plant sales. The Sales help support the Society and also raise funds for the Hospice. The Growers Group will support members with the information and skills needed to propagate new plants. In return, we ask members of the group to commit to growing 20 plants for next year’s plant sale. Don’t worry, you will be supported with skills and information to be able to do it well. We are looking for members with some experience of gardening without being experts. See more details about the Growers Group below.
If you would like to participate, please let us know by sending an email to Conall on firstname.lastname@example.org. The next steps will depend on how many people want to be involved.
We are starting the ball rolling, but we hope others will also get involved with demonstrations and support. A number of experienced gardeners have already offered to help.
Nuala and Conall
Nuala Doherty and Conall O’Caoimh
‘Patthana through the seasons’
A talk by T. J. Maher
Wednesday 9th March 2022
Zoom link will be sent to members in advance
Wednesday 12th January 2022
Christopher Heavey will be talking to us about the ins and outs of home composting and making compost tea.
Many thanks to Dominica for her talk on Ardgillan Castle Gardens last night.
December’s talk will be given by Sean O’Gaoithin, Head Gardener at Glenveagh House and Gardens in County Donegal. Sean’s talk is titled ‘The Historic Flower Garden at Glenveagh Castle’.
Wednesday 1st December 2021 at 8pm on Zoom.
Link will be send in advance to members.
Dominica McKevitt, Head Gardener at Ardgillan will deliver a talk on the castle gardens on Wednesday 3rd November, 8pm.
Dominica trained in horticulture at An Grainán and has spent almost all of her career in Ardgillan, working with a team of gardeners and labourers who maintain the 194 acres of rolling open grassland, mixed woodland and six acres of gardens, including the formal rose garden, the ornamental gardens, the walled garden with its sections of herbs, vegetables, fruits, and the national collection of potentilla in association with the RHS.
Zoom link will be sent by email in advance.