Rolestown are offering great gardening tips and activities for the coming months

Greeting all,
What a glorious few days we had and well lets ignore today. The best bit of planting Michael did this year is the wild flower bug restaurant, in our kitchen garden. (Pictured on the left) Actually a selection of children who attended our Easter egg hunt planted the flowerbed and what a fantastic job they did. The colour is getting better day-by-day and will last for months. All bugs and little garden buds welcome to visit and see what can be achieved from a packet of wild flower seeds. 
Now that Michael has harvested his winter onions and garlic he has already replanted with another sowing of peas, beetroot, salad, spinach and more. Michael aim is to be nearly 80% self-sufficient this year.
This week Michael is harvesting baby carrots, mange tout peas, cabbage, beetroot, potatoes, and of course loads of salad. Oh and how could we forget strawberries, blackcurrants and rhubarb!

Little Buds Summer Camp

We’re now taking bookings… So don’t let your little bud miss out! smile
Dates: July 23rd - July 27th
Time: 10am - 1pm
Venue: Rolestown Garden Centre
• Nature games
• Bug-hunts
• Arts & crafts
• Gardening
• ...and lots of fun!
Ages from 5 - 12

€55 per child & €5 sibling discount.

If you would like to book a place for your little one contact Neve on 087 768 1609
or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

  Tomato Festival is coming soon…

On Sunday 2nd September 2012 in our centre - Fingal Gardener’s Group & GIY Naul are holding an event: ‘TOTALLY TERRIFIC TOMATOES’ - celebrating all things tomato! It’s abundant, colourful and fascinating natural genetic diversity - it’s history - it’s culinary versatility - it’s health benefits and best of all - it’s fantastic flavour.  There will be tons of tremendously tempting, truly tasty treasures of the tomato world! Come and see dozens of fun, unusual, heritage and extremely rare varieties of all shapes, sizes and colours - as well as the scrumptious red ones, big and small - there will also be sausage-shaped green striped ones, white ones, yellow ones, black ones, orange ones, pink ones, rainbow coloured and variegated ones - even furry ones! - but absolutely NO Genetically Modified ones!
There will be tomato competitions in several categories - open to all - for the best beefsteak varieties, cherry & cherry plum varieties, classic and Italian plum varieties - the best tasting raw tomato - the best complete truss - the most beautiful tomato - the heaviest tomato - the weirdest shaped tomato! Also a competition for the best tomato recipe and the best tomato chutney or jam recipe - which will be judged by a celebrity chef. For the kids there will be face painting -  and for the ‘grown ups’ - all sorts of tomatoes and tomato products - some to taste and some to buy - even tomato cocktails!  HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL HERE! More info to come.

July Specials

Go on ....Treat yourslef!
**NEW IN** Fantastic Fuchsias
2 for ONLY €10
Usually €5.99ea Save €2
Flower for ages and hardy.

Sunflower Buckets
2 for ONLY €20
Usually €14.99ea Save €10
Perfect for cheering you up.

Trumpeter Rose
2 for ONLY €15
Usually €8.99ea Save €3
These flower all summer long.

Arrum Lilies
2 for ONLY €30
Usually €19.99ea Save €10
Graceful white flower.

12” Hanging Baskets
Now ONLY €15
Was €19.99ea Save €5
These flower all summer long.

We have lots more offers in store..

Rolestown Garden Centre - Rath Lane, Ashbourne Rd, Swords, Dublin - Tel: 01 8405780