Plant Sale – IGPS Leinster at Trinity Botanic Gardens, Dartry

The most popular event of the year is the annual plant sale organised by IGPS Leinster which has been held for the past few years at the Trinity College Botanic Gardens in Dartry.

It is an opportunity to purchase plants which are quite rare and generally not available in the trade as well as special plants propagated by society members and kindly donated to the sale. Several nurseries are also very generous with their contributions.

Stephen Butler, Chairperson IGPS Leinster, would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the nurseries that donated plants: Kilmurry Nursery, Sedum and Sage Nursery, Mt. Venus Nursery, Ravensberg Nursery, Tullys Nursery, and Flannery’s Nursery and the numerous donations from members, a wonderful mix of plants again, very many not seen for sale generally.

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Plant Sale, Saturday 15th

Plant Sale on Saturday next – see Fixtures for full details – look to the right column here.

Come along early and you could get one of these Irish heritage plants. They are in very small supply so it is a case of first come, first served. Good plant hunting!

 

Anemone nemerosa 'Robinsoniana', one of the Irish heritage plants available at the Plant Sale next Saturday

Anemone nemerosa ‘Robinsoniana’, one of the Irish heritage plants available at the Plant Sale next Saturday

Agapanthus ‘Kilmurry Blue’

Agapanthus ‘Kilmurry White’,

Bergenia ‘Ballawley’, Ballawley Park, Dundrum, 1940

Crocosmia ‘Irish Dawn’

Crocosmia ‘Kilmurry Orange’

Crocosmia masoniorum ‘Rowallane Orange’, from Rowallane, 1998

Crocosmia masoniorum ‘Rowallane Yellow’, from Rowallane, 1970

Dierama ‘Kilmurry Seedling’

Eryngium x zabelii ‘Donard Variety’, Slieve Donard Nursery 1950

Iris chrysosgraphes ‘Kilmurry Black’, no info own selection

Osteospermum ‘Lady Leitrim’, Mulroy House, 1970

Rodgersia pinnata ‘Irish Bronze’, Ballawley Park, Dundrum

Rudbeckia ‘Dublin’

Tradescantia ‘Kilmurry Purple’

Verbena hastata ‘Kilmurry’,
3 x Berberis darwinii Nana, Daisy Hill intro before 1910
3 x Rosmarinus officinalis Prostrata, Daisy Hill pre 1906
3 x Parthenocissus henryana

3 x Azara microphylla ‘Variegata’, from Gumbletons house in Cork, pre 1910
3 x Berberis x stenophylla ‘Corallina Compacta’, Daisy Hill 1905
3 x Garrya x issaquanensis. ‘Glasnevin Wine’, Celbridge, 1985
3 x Dasiphora (Potentilla) fruticosa ‘Longacre’, Newcasatle, Down, pre 1950
2 x Emmenopterys henryi

5 x Omphalodes ‘Starry Eyes’, Rathfarnham, 1981
5 x Crocosmia ‘Rowallane Yellow’, 1970, at Rowallane
5 x Anemone nemerosa ‘Robinsoniana’, possibly Irish, maybe not!!
5 x Geranium himalayense ‘Irish Blue’, Leixlip, 1947
10 x Geranium psilostemon ‘Mt Venus’, no info, new from there

3 x Hebe ‘Headfortii’, from Headfort, seeds from NZ though
3 x Griselinia ‘Bantry Bay’, McKenzie, Illnacullin, 1950, branch sport
3 x Escallonia ‘Glasnevin Hybrid’, NBG 1910
4 x Berberis x carminea ‘Buccaneer’, Watsons Nursery Killiney, pre 1940
3 x Philadelphus ‘Rose Syringa’, pre 1890
1 x Dianthus ‘Chomley Farran’, Braemor Park, Dublin 1975
4 x Cryptomeria japonica ‘Kilmacurragh’, pre 1922 there
3 x Chamaecyparis lawsoniana ‘Kilmacurragh’, pre 1933 there
2 x Cotoneaster bradyi, intro to NBG 1995 named for Director, raised from seed from China in Sweden
2 x Berberis x carminea Barbarossa’, Watsons Nursery Killiney, pre 1940
3 x Sambucus nigra f, porphyrophylla ‘Guincho Purple’, pre 1970, from Scotland intro by Mackie at Guincho

Plant Sale at Rowallane

Photographs from the Irish Garden Plant Society Plant Sale at Rowallane Gardens, Saintfield, Northern Ireland today. It was a wet day but the society members turned out in force and had a good day. rowallane-plant-fair-2016-5 rowallane-plant-fair-2016-1 rowallane-plant-fair-2016-2 rowallane-plant-fair-2016-3 rowallane-plant-fair-2016-4

Leinster Plant Sale

The Leinster Plant Sale was a great success. 

Many thanks to those who organised the event, the volunteers who arrived to help out and the many visitors who came for the plants.

This is an annual event where members bring along plants they have propagated and offer them for sale both to other members and to the general public. There is always a queue waiting for the gates to open and a dash for the  many choice plants on offer, among them many uncommon heritage plants which would not be available in the trade. If you have not attended previously then keep a watch out for it next autumn  in our Events section and on Facebook. We would love you to join us there. 

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IGPS Northern Region – Plant Sale at Rowallane Gardens

A great day at the IGPS Plant Sale at Rowallane - with Billy McCone and Barbara Kelso (Plant Sale Organiser) at the stall and ready for action. And, by all accounts, there was great action with good weather, a good attendance and big sales.

A great day at the IGPS Plant Sale at Rowallane – with Billy McCone and Barbara Kelso (Plant Sale Organiser) at the stall and ready for action.
And, by all accounts, there was great action with good weather, a good attendance and big sales.

These three ladies, three generations of the one family by the way, must surely have been the best shoppers at the IGPS Plant Sale at Rowallane. What a collection of plants they have going home! It is wonderful to have people such as these supporting the plant sale; great to meet them and to share this great interest in plants. All they have to do now is find places for them in their gardens!

These three ladies, three generations of the one family by the way, must surely have been the best shoppers at the IGPS Plant Sale at Rowallane.
What a collection of plants they have going home!
It is wonderful to have people such as these supporting the plant sale; great to meet them and to share this great interest in plants.
All they have to do now is find places for them in their gardens!

Many thanks to Maeve Bell for photographs and captions!

IGPS Munster Plant Sale at Blarney in Bloom 2015

IGPS at Blarney Castle 2015