EP023- Gerry Harford, talks unusual perennial plants and lots more. 🅴


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Jul 10 2020 49 mins   2

In this weeks episode of Master My Garden Podcast I talk to Gerry Harford of The Potting Shed a specialist nursery in Camolin Co.Wexford. Gerry and Susan who own and run the nursery have a wealth of knowledge gardening and in this weeks episode Gerry shares some of that knowledge with us as he takes us through his top 10 unusual perennials, including tips on best site, soil and location for each. We also discuss the special plant fairs which are now starting to get scheduled again with the first returning at the end of July 2020. A full list of these shows is below. The plants that Gerry discusses in the episode are as follows Hardy Geraniums, Thalictrums, Eucomis, Disporum/Polygonatum, Monardas, Sanguisorba, Aster, Astrantia, Baptista and Veronicastrums.

Camolin Potting Shed is a retail nursery based in North Wexford. They specialise in unusual herbaceous perennials and clematis. See below all links for The Potting Shed
Website:  https://www.camolinpottingshed.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/camolinpottingshed/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CamolinShed

Gerry also mentioned the ISNA Irish specialist nursery association see below a link to their shows and website.

Website: https://www.irishspecialistnurseriesassociation.com/2018-calendar-isna-plant-fairs-other-plant-fairs-and-garden-shows/
ISNA PLANT FAIRS
8th/9th Aug         National Stud and Japanese gardens, Co. Kildare 
15th/16th Aug     Airfield estate, Dundrum Co. Dublin 
23rd Aug              RHSI Russborough house, Blessington Co. Wicklow 
27th-30th             Mallow home and Garden show, Mallow Co. Cork 
13th Sept             Fota House and Gardens, Co. Cork 

OTHER PLANT FAIRS & GARDEN SHOWS 2020
25th and 26th July  Fota house and Gardens, Co. Cork 
2nd August,             Farmleigh, Phoenix park Dublin  TBC
5 & 6th September  Galway Garden Festival, Claregalway Castle, Co. Galway 
27th Sept                Clare Garden Festival, Ennis, Co. Clare  TBC


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Until the next time 
Happy Gardening
John