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The Sod Show, Award winning garden podcast. Every Friday 4pm in iTunes & all good podcast stores

22 April, 2016
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Garden Podcast: meet Paul Martin – Part 1, The Sodshow. RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

On This Weeks Garden Podcast:

The Sodshow Garden Podcast and radio show airs every Friday live at 3pm on Dublin City FM and is available in iTunes and all good podcast stores just after the same day.

With very special thanks to The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) on this weeks show Peter Donegan chats with Paul Martin.

Paul is due to create his Vestra Wealth sponsored ‘Mindful Living’ show garden at this years RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016. And as one could only expect of Paul, this is set to be another master class in how things should be done on the worlds largest garden design stage.

The RHS describe it as:

A contemporary modern garden owned by a busy city client has been inspired by the love of Far Eastern travel, yoga and a requirement for a calm space in which to relax after a busy day at work.

The design incorporates clean lines and smart details such as Corten walls, subtle grey-splashed limestone, and large sliding shutters that open to reveal the sparkling city views at night.

Large multi-stemmed trees provide dappled shade over a planting palette of soft greens and yellow primulas, which dance besides secret rills of water that escape through blocks of limestone. The planting creates a gentle, calm and relaxing space to unwind and restore one’s life balance.

In this part 1 of 2, we however go a little further back in time, to when Paul and Peter first knew each other and further again to how and just why Paul ended up as the garden show person that he has become today.

Part 2 with Paul follows next Friday.

Our thanks to City North Hotel and the team there for being brilliant.

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The Sodshow was awarded Ireland’s Best Podcast in 2012 and again in 2013. It’s also Ireland’s only full time garden radio show and garden podcast.

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The Sodshow airs every Friday live at 3pm on Dublin City FM and is available in iTunes and all good podcast stores around 3.30pm the same day.

Thoughts or comments ? @sodshow on twitter or on facebook as The Sodshow.

15 April, 2016
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Garden Podcast: meet Mick Kelly of GIY International – Part 2, The Sodshow

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The Sodshow garden podcast airs every live Friday at 3pm and can be found just after in iTunes and all good podcast stores.

We’re back for part 2 as Peter Donegan talks with GIY (Grow It Yourself, International) founder Mick Kelly.

In episode 2 we chat how far GIY has actually travelled, what it is now and what Mick hopes this model can achieve well after his retirement. We delve into what Mick actually does for relaxation; ever thought of setting up your own GIY group ? We chat that as well and of course so much more. It is part 2. Part 1, last weeks show is more than worth a listen in advance of this.

We’re also back chatting with Cormac Cronin of Bodega and Borza Restaurant based in Waterford, chatting his involvement with GIY, trying to do the right things in business and in his own personal ethics.

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7 April, 2016
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Garden Podcast: meet Mick Kelly, GIY International – Part 1, The Sodshow

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The Sodshow garden podcast airs every live Friday at 3pm and can be found just after in iTunes and all good podcast stores.

On this weeks episode Peter Donegan talks with GIY (Grow It Yourself, International) founder Mick Kelly.

One of the fastest growing gardening societies on the go, we chat everything from the home life versus work balance one tried to leave behind in search of the good life whilst at the very same time – being a very shit gardener with too long a commute and working in IT – to a garlic clove from China in an Irish supermarket and a life changing journey and to now and just where and how GIY all began.

We also chat with Cormac Cronin of Bodega and Borza Restaurant based in Waterford. Directed to us by Karen also of GIY and former guest of The Sodshow, our real reason for chatting to Cormac was due to his involvement with GIY, which came from his trying to do things as local as possible and a menu sometimes based on what the grower actually grows in season. If you wish, the overall story puts a real business turning money right alongside that wonderful ethos that is GIY.

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31 March, 2016
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The Sodshow Live Sessions. Meet Bloom Fringe 2015 – Marion Keogh and Esther Gerrard; and Mark Grehan

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The Sodshow airs every Friday live at 3pm and is available in iTunes and all good podcast stores at 4pm the same day.

Last year The Sodshow Live Sessions as part of Bloom Fringe 2015 aired (live) from the stunningly beautiful Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. Two of the small cluster of brains behind this Joan Jet and The Blackhearts meets Led Zeps Gallows Pole – bear with me – on a journey to green up Dublin’s City Centre – for just one weekend, were Esther Gerrard and Marion Keogh.

We recorded of course our interview with them. It was as it should be the first of that day. But we felt it appropriate to hold it off from public airing, til now. 2016 bank holiday weekend is faster than you think approaching. This should get you back in the Bloom Fringe groove. It’s also a great insight into why this actually happens.

As it stands The Sodshow Live as we speak is now due to air live (did I say that already…. live ) from not only Powercourt Townhouse Centre, but also Dublin Castle. And believe me….. you do not wanna miss this one.

Take a listen to Peter and Brian chatting with the very amazing Esther and Marion. Thank you ladies of Bloom Fringe. It was most wonderful holding hands with you. X

We also chat with Peter’s old college buddy and one of Ireland’s finest, the gentleman that is Mark Grehan.

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The Sodshow Live Sessions Team

  • Brian Greene – Sodshow Host and Audio Visual
  • Peter Donegan – Sodshow Host
  • Luke Donegan – No Relation. Photography. Audio visual. Logos.
  • Sean and Stuart of Two Spots Coffee – Transportion and Coffee
  • Caitriona Redmond

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24 March, 2016
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Garden Podcast: meet Isobel Coulter, Deputy Show Manager RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

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The Sodshow airs every Friday live at 3pm and is available in iTunes and all good podcast stores at 4pm the same day.

With very special thanks to The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) on this weeks show Peter Donegan and Brian Greene chat with Isobel Coulter, Deputy Show Manager for RHS Flower Show Tatton Park.

Isobel Coulter is the Deputy Show Manager for RHS Flower Show Tatton Parkand has been with the RHS since 2013. She previously worked at the Three Counties Showground on RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

Take a listen and Enjoy.

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 20 – 24 July 2016

From 20 to 24 July, the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park will return to Cheshire’s spectacular 1,000-acre deer park for one of the North’s calendar highlights. The Great Garden Carnival 2016 will play host to spectacular Show Gardens, innovative Water Gardens and an array of Grow-Your-Own inspiration.

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The Sodshow was awarded Ireland’s Best Podcast in 2012 and again in 2013. It’s also Ireland’s only full time garden radio show and garden podcast.

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Thoughts or comments ? @sodshow on twitter or on facebook as The Sodshow.