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Rachel's Journal August 2016

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South African Review

26 August 2016 17:13:57

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I am delighted to learn that my book, Journal of an Irish Garden, was reviewed in the South African Cape Times on 12th August. See photos.

And a reminder that the book is for sale from the following site, in case anyone does not yet have their copy...

Journal of an Irish Garden by Rachel Darlington (Paperback) — Lulu IE

Some Videos

26 August 2016 17:00:52
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Some Videos

As before, I enclose links to some of my outdoor gardening videos that people on garden.ie may find interesting.

There is lots more available on my YouTube channle, Gardening at Douentza. I am very pleased to see an increase in Irish viewers over the month of August and hope it will continue.


Paddy & Mary Tobin's Garden In Summer - Waterford - YouTube

How To Get A Jungle Effect With Hardy Plants - YouTube

Cinnamon For Garden Use - Echium wildpretii & pelargoniums - YouTube

Repotting & Dividing A Reluctant Agave With A Long History - YouTube

Propagating Hedychium greenei From Bulbils - YouTube

Madeira Fire

26 August 2016 16:43:32

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Heartbreaking news. The recent Madeira fires have destroyed Madeira's most beautiful orchid garden and one of the largest private orchid collections in the world. It was more than 100 years old.

I enclose a link to my video of this beautiful place last February and one of the devastating photos from today. Please share and consider donating to rebuild.

Best Madeira Orchid Haven - Jardim Orquídea (Pregetter's) - YouTube

The Jardim Orquídea Website & How To Donate

Some Videos

03 August 2016 10:54:18
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Here are the links to some of my recent outdoorsy videos, which you may find interesting...

Mid Summer Garden Refresh - beware the browns of July! - YouTube

Potting Orange, Lemon & Citrus Plants - YouTube

Two Minutes of Douentza in July - Wexford Open Garden - YouTube

There are lots more videos on my YouTube channel, Gardening at Douentza. One is published every second day.

Happy gardening!


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