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Impact of the Decision To Leave the EU

Impact of the Decision To Leave the EU

It is now clear that the British people have made the choice to leave the European Union. The countr...


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Murlough Nature Reserve Plans To Be Discussed

Alliance party Councillor Patrick Clarke is encouraging people to attend a public meeting set to address the National Trust's future plans for Murlough Nature Reserve. Taking place on Monday, October 29, at 7.30pm in St Donard's Hall, Main Street Dundrum, the meeting will also address National Trust proposals to increase annual membership fees to drivers.

Read more: Murlough Nature Reserve Plans To Be Discussed

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TCD Botany Centenery Celebration - David Webb 'The Man and the Myth'

Celebrating the life and work of Professor David A. Webb on Friday 16th November 2012 in the Botany Department, Trinity College Dublin, the adjacent SNIAM Building and the Dining Hall.

Read more: TCD Botany Centenery Celebration - David Webb 'The Man and the Myth'

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'Risk is Part of the Ground Rules' by John Stanley

During the last few months I have had the pleasure of working,with garden centres on four Continents .This has been a wonderful opportunity to take a global snap shot of the industry and look at what is going well and what is not.

Read more: 'Risk is Part of the Ground Rules' by John Stanley

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Enter the Chelsea Florist of the Year Competition

If you'd like to see your floristry displayed at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, book your place now for one of the heats taking place around the country. The heats for the RHS Chelsea Florist of the Year competition for 2013 are now under way.

Read more: Enter the Chelsea Florist of the Year Competition

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ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards 2013

ECO-UNESCO's Young Environmentalist Awards is an all-Ireland environmental awards programme that recognises and rewards young people who raise environmental awareness and improve the environment. Click here for further information.

Read more: ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards 2013

The Secret Garden Centre Shortlisted for UK Garden Retail Awards

The Garden Retail Awards, presented by the horticulture industry's leading business and professional magazine, Garden Retail, are now in their sixth year as part of Haymarket Business Media - and in 2012 are set to create an even bigger impact across the garden retail sector following the judging of the Garden Retail Awards 2012, The Secret Garden Centre has been voted a finalist in the category Greenest Garden Centre.

Read more: The Secret Garden Centre Shortlisted for UK Garden Retail Awards

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Hosta ‘Purple Heart’: Red Leaf Stems and Colourful Flowers

So many new hostas appear each year that it's hard to keep up with them all. Some are much the same as existing varieties but a few are both distinctive and useful in the garden.

Read more: Hosta ‘Purple Heart’: Red Leaf Stems and Colourful Flowers

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HTA Supports Ban on Ash Imports but Calls for Compensation

The HTA has submitted its formal response to the consultation on the risk assessment for Chalara fraxinea and on the future management of the disease.

The response makes five main points;

Read more: HTA Supports Ban on Ash Imports but Calls for Compensation

DCU

Farm Entrepreneurship and Leadership Programme


For entrepreneurial farmers and those who aspire to be leaders in the agri-food sector

Overview
In collaboration with industry, the DCU Ryan Academy for Entrepreneurship has developed a programme focusing on key areas to help drive sustained growth in the agri-food sector.

Read more: Farm Entrepreneurship and Leadership Programme

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HortiTrends Weekly Comment & News Digest November 2nd

It is the end of the road for old HortiTrends but we hope that we have something better to offer.

We are launching a new HORTI TALK forum that will allow you to discuss many of the important issues that are effecting our sectors today. Signup and get your own topic going!

We have also got a new EVENTS SECTION that will allow you to promote a trade or training event and also allow you to manage event ticket sales and registration.

Read more: HortiTrends Weekly Comment & News Digest November 2nd

IAI

Disaster & Recovery: Institute of Archaeologists in Ireland Conference

Disaster & Recovery is the theme of this Autumn's IAI Conference.

Date: 2nd & 3rd November 2012
Location: Holiday Inn, Belfast, NI.

Read more: Disaster & Recovery: Institute of Archaeologists in Ireland Conference

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RHS Promotion Opportunity for Nurseries

Nurseries who sell to members of the gardening public have an opportunity to promote themselves through a free offer from the RHS. The compiler of the RHS Plant Finder is inviting nurseries to provide her with information to add to the next edition of this important reference book.

Read more: RHS Promotion Opportunity for Nurseries

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Press Award Horti Fair for Semi-Closed Greenhouse

A jury representing the international press presented the Press Award to a consortium of AVAG companies for its Next Generation Semi-Closed Greenhouse. The Next Generation Semi-Closed Greenhouse represents a modest additional investment and achieves a 20% to 30% reduction in energy consumption by using a heat pump and mechanical dehumidification.

Read more: Press Award Horti Fair for Semi-Closed Greenhouse

Views Sought on How to Improve Ireland's Environment

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it is seeking the views of the public on how the Agency should prioritise activities over the next number of years to protect and improve Ireland's environment. The public consultation process offers interested parties the opportunity to submit suggestions on the EPA's fourth formal strategy before publication later this year.

Read more: Views Sought on How to Improve Ireland's Environment

Botanical Gardens

First Tulip Portrait in Ireland

 
In the National Botanic Gardens, the groundwork for Ireland's very first tulip portrait has been laid. A planting ceremony of the first tulip bulbs took place, with the Dutch Ambassador Paul Schellekens and local school children from Scoil Mobhi primary school in Glasnevin Dublin and also from Saint Michael's National School in Limerick. Matthew Jebb, director of the National Botanic Gardens welcomed the guests on a drizzly afternoon, serving perfect weather for planting the tulip bulbs.

Read more: First Tulip Portrait in Ireland

Open Energy Conference Opens in Dublin

"Ireland has a huge opportunity with marine renewable energy to develop not only a significant source of clean energy but also a sizeable enterprise sector in the process. We have already made progress in terms of technology development, test facilities and infrastructure planning. This energy resource will be worth billions if properly exploited for electricity generation in the years to come."

Read more: Open Energy Conference Opens in Dublin