The Sodshow

Irelands Best Podcast 2013 and Only Garden Radio Show. Brought to you by Greensax.ie

19 September, 2014
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The Sodshow meets Christian Dinger of Dingers Garden Centre, Germany

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Christian Dinger of Dingers Garden Centre which is just outside of Cologne, it’s very (very) big at 30,000 sq metres. He talks about how he eventually ended up at the helm of the biggest garden centre in Germany in 2004. Their garden centre has a great family ethos and it’s interesting to see how the Dingers have developed this culture and how it helps them to relate to their customers.

There’s a lovely point in the interview where Peter and Christian talk about how gardening and growing things makes people happy. It’s also very interesting to hear how the landscaping industry differs in Germany, partially due to a lower rate of home ownership in Germany.

Peter also spoke to Akihiro Osaki from Osaki Flower Pack, who you hear, expressing his love for The Sodshow all the way in Tokyo in Japan. Sure why wouldn’t you? Pictured from left to right here with journalist Eugene Higgins, our Peter, Masumi Miura and Akihiro Osaki himself.

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11 September, 2014
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The Sodshow meets Estelle Cornell, Allora Gardens Nursery, Australia

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Peter Donegan chats with Estelle Cornell owner of Allora Gardens Nursery, Darwin, Australia. A former trucker, Estelle set up the 5 acre Allora some 20 years and is now the largest garden centre in Australia’s northern territory. In 2011 she was crowned 2011 Northern Territory Telstra Business Woman of the year. Peter and the very lovely Estelle met [with thanks to the also very lovely Carol Marks of Bord Bia ] whilst on tour with the 2014 International Garden Centre Congress.

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4 September, 2014
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The Sodshow meets Chris Beytes of Grower Talks Magazine, USA

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Peter Donegan chats with Chris Beytes, head Don and all round great guy at Ball Publishing. There Chris is the editor at two of the United States and horticultures greatest and longest established trade magazines, Green Profit and Grower Talks.

Peter and Chris met at O’Connor Nurseries, Wexford in one of their greenhouses whilst on tour with the International Garden Centre Congress. A Hat tip and thank you to the team at Bord Bia for getting Peter there.

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28 August, 2014
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The Sodshow meets John Van Der Horst of Acorn Nursery, Australia

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Peter Donegan chats with John Van Der Horst of Acorn Nursery, Melbourne Australia.

Originally from Holland John moved to Australia 50 years ago. He has been in business for over 30 years and was awarded Australia’s Best Garden Centre three years in a row. Acorn Nursery, accoring to John is an ‘inner surburban’ type garden centre. John is also the former chair of Australia’s IGCA Congress Committee.

Peter was there with thanks to Bord Bia – cheers lads ;)

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22 August, 2014
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President Michael D Higgins address to the 56th International Garden Centre Congress in Ireland

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Peter Donegan and Brian Greene take to the studio together (we know, we know it was a blue moon), to introduce Uachtarán na hEireann, Michael D Higgins’ address at the 56th International Garden Centre Congress in Ireland, which took place last week.  We have to thank Bord Bia for being deadly and assisting us in providing you with the scoop on his fantastic speech. The Irish President talks about gardening and horticulture in Ireland, and also about his interest in the topic.

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