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Mairin's Journal

Mairin's Journal

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Newsletter from Ferndale Lodge

09 December 2009 23:55:20

I get the monthly newsletter from Ferndale Lodge by email.  Normally, it is filled with interesting bits of information.  Guess what is in it this month?  Read this....... and weep. 

Is Shane Mc Gowan the new Monty Don?
Most of us know Shane McGowan as the hell-raising gravelly-voiced front man of the Pogues, most famous for their festive hit "Fairytale of New York." You might have assumed that his fingers are nicotine coloured, but according to the Guardian he's actually a green fingered gardener. He's about to co-present a programme on Ireland's RTE television with his wife where they try to lead the good life. Now this we need to see!

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Rachel Rachel 10 December 2009 00:09:41

The programme was on last night. Check out the reaction on Ciaran McMahon's journal of earlier today. A load of old...


Johnplotman Johnplotman 10 December 2009 08:34:59

A good singer,and a good gardener Mairin.


Mairin Mairin 10 December 2009 09:21:57

Rachel, I did comment on Ciaran McMahon's journal.  The reason I put this up is because Fernlodge is a UK based company and as they are recommending to UK viewers to look at this, it is completely mortifying.  "Hand your head in shame" is the expression that comes to mind.


Rachel Rachel 10 December 2009 09:33:31

Gulp.


Gismo1981 Gismo1981 10 December 2009 10:02:51

You never know he could join garden.ie next ha ha :O)


Bizzybee Bizzybee 10 December 2009 16:00:31

Thanks for the post, Mairin.  If I hadn't watched the programme I would have thought I'd missed something.


Jacinta Jacinta 10 December 2009 17:43:05

Crap! How embarrassing!


HeadGardener HeadGardener 11 December 2009 13:20:47

All I saw Shane doing was singing (badly) to the plants, brown fingered rocker maybe but not green fingered gardener :-)


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