Rory Newell: “The Propagator’s Diary”

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December 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Northridge House
St Luke's Home Mahon Cork
Free to IGPS Members. Non-Members: €5

Rory Newell is the Head Propagator Blarney Castle Gardens and his talk “The propagator’s diary” will take us through a year in the life at Blarney Castle from the propagator’s point of view, covering everything from the collections to recent Vietnamese trips and the IGPS garden at Blarney in Bloom 2016.

Rory took the scenic route to horticulture – via time as a DJ and a sales job to study at the Waterford Institute of Technology. It seems he has found his great love in life and is an enthusiastic and accomplished gardener now based at Blarney Castle Gardens where he the Head Propagator.

His attention in recent years has been on propagating material which he collected with others from Blarney on recent trips to Vietnam so we can be sure Rory will introduce us to a new and interesting range of plants with comments on his successes and failures.

Rory has also turned his talents to garden design and lead the team in building the Blarney Castle/IGPS garden for Blarney in Bloom 2016.

We will have some festive nibbles on the night.

New members and visitors welcome.

Join us for the talk and stay for the chat and a cuppa