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25 May, 2015
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The Sodshow Sessions Live. Bloom Fringe 2015 at Powerscourt Townhouse

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Kicking off at 10am on the Main Stage this Saturday May 30th 2015, The Sodshow Irelands only award winning garden podcast and radio show, will be coming to you live as part of Bloom Fringe 2015 at the very magnificient Powerscourt Townhouse right in the heart of Dublin’s very beautiful city centre.

Powerscourt Centre is a speciality shopping centre set in an elegant Georgian house centrally located just off Grafton Street. Formally, 59 South William Street was home to Richard Wingfield 3rd Viscount Powerscourt (1730-1788) and his wife Lady Amelia, who bought the Townhouse to entertain guests during Parliament season. A pretty cool location when you think about it.

Those to be interviewed and chatted with live are confirmed and details are below. In the meantime, cannot freaking wait ! Continue Reading →

22 May, 2015
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The SodShow meets Carol Marks and Alan Murphy of Bord Bia, Bloom 2015

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Peter chats to Alan Murphy, who is the events co-ordinator of Bloom 2015. The scale of the event is amazing, and he details just some of it. There are 3.5km of temporary roadway and one of the largest marquees in Ireland, all of the figures are just mind boggling. Alan has great statistics which gives you an idea of the task that he undertakes.

Song of the week!

Peter also chats to Carol Marks of Bord Bia who works with the amenity side, we need a rest just after hearing her list of responsibilities! Carol speaks so eloquently about how gardening can be inspirational and how Bloom hopes to inspire more people.

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22 May, 2015
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The Sodshow Meets Louise McLoughlin, Show Garden Manager at Bloom 2015


 

On This Week’s Show:

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Peter chats to Louise McLoughlin, Show Garden Manager of Bloom 2015.

It’s an interesting, insider’s perspective of how the build on site progresses. There are a number of different garden sizes and they’re located in different areas of Bloom 2015. What’s our favourite? Oh it’s hard to say! We love the postcard gardens that tell a story, the large show gardens are mammoth, and the medium gardens are slightly smaller than the average semi-d garden.

Louise tells us how much they can cost and it’s mind-boggling! Would you believe that the gardens are already being planned in September? Bear in mind that Chelsea Garden Show is unique, and Bloom In The Park is completely different. There is also a big section of the event set aside for the food pavilion – which makes it unique and (we think) far better.

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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.

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15 May, 2015
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The Sodshow Meets Joe English of Waterford IT


On This Week’s Show:

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Peter chats to the young fella in a hoody, Joe English, who doesn’t look like your typical horticulture student. Despite being only 21, Joe has taken a roundabout route to studying horticulture and he explains why he chose it and how he loved it since he was a kid.

We think Peter has found a kindred spirit, they chat about how they look at flowers on sale completely differently now that they have the horticultural knowledge. Joe really likes floral arrangements but time is not on his side.

Keep on listening right to the end for an extra treat.

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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.

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8 May, 2015
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The Sodshow Meets Eric McNamara And Tom Farrar

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Peter chats to Eric McNamara, a newly minted landscape gardener from Co Clare. He’s in his first year of operation and he has great insights into how difficult it is to get started. He also chats to Tom Farrar, a student from Waterford IT who has a particular interest in greenkeeping.

Don’t forget we’re looking for your favourite films with a theme of gardening: Brian’s favourite “The Lawnmower Man”. Can you think of anymore? Drop us a tweet @sodshow!

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Listen to The SodShow:

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.

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