A lot of us have been cocooning or, if not, were still advised to stay at home except for some limited shopping, medical appointments etc. and/or go for short walks within the 5-kilometre radius from our homes!!! This changed a bit on Monday though and we can now go to hardware stores, garden centres and some other outlets, all within the 5 km limit. It was interesting to see the queues outside the hardware stores on the news last night. The plants and paint departments seemed to be the most visited areas and, in the shops as well as at the exit, we saw a lot of happy faces of people ready to further improve their homes and gardens!! I’m looking forward to viewing some of the results when we are all let out again to visit our friends!!!
As you can imagine, there are cancellations in the Clontarf Garden Society Schedule of talks and visits, due to the limits imposed through Covid 19. These include the need for physical distance between people and limits on travelling of 5 km and later 20 km. The next two events in the schedule are:
!. A talk presented by Alec Brannigan on the 28th May with as topic: – “The Growing and Breeding of Dahlias in Ireland”
This talk, unfortunately, has had to be cancelled due to the virus.
2. The Annual Garden visit on 11th July – This trip was due to travel to Wexford to visit the “Bay Garden” as well as the “Kilmurry Nursery” where we were to have our lunch and had the opportunity to visit their extensive nursery of unusual varieties of plants and buy many a plant!!
Unfortunately, this trip has had to be cancelled as well due to the virus. At the time of the planned trip, there will still be limitations on the distance of travel, as well as the 2-metre distance from each other.
The committee will continue to review each event that has been planned for the rest of the year and let you know what will happen closer to the date of the events.
In the meantime, the weather forecast is good for the next few days so make sure to enjoy those and, if you have bought any plants; Happy Planting!