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Friday 24 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# flowers

Last year
# Bloom
QUIZ: Can you name these flowers?
It’s the 16th year of Bord Bia’s Bloom Festival – let’s test your knowledge…
# Challenge
Kevin De Bruyne forced to use left foot as a child – to protect friend’s flowers
The Belgian international scored three of his four goals against Wolves with his supposed weaker foot.
All time
# ah petal
Quiz: How much do you know about flowers?
Test your knowledge.
# mark of respect
Public asked to lay flowers at graves of Magdalene women today
Over 1,600 women are buried in cemeteries around the country, many of whom are in unmarked graves.
# leave it alone
Don't forget there's a ban on hedge cutting - and you could be prosecuted for it
Hedgerows are a vital refuge for a number of native species in Ireland.
# free dandelions
This neighbour had the best response to an angry note about their lawn flowers
# Flowers for Magdalenes
Public asked to lay flowers on graves of Magdalene women for Mother's Day
At least 1,663 former Magdalene women are buried in cemeteries in Ireland – many in unmarked graves.
# me aul flour
This Welsh guy just pulled off the best dad joke of all time
# Bloom
Here are our 5 favourite gardens at Bloom
Flowers, vegtables and shoes… it’s our best picks from this year’s festival.
5 reasons you should go to Bloom this weekend
If you think it’s just about some pretty plants, think again!
# Bloom
This garden in Bloom won't have one blade of grass
Coined a ‘slum’ garden, the designer hopes it’s going to be unlike any other at the festival.
Sunny side up for spring! How to get a pop of colour with daffodils
Get that flush of colour that lights up our city parks and gardens every spring with a little forward planning.
# PS I Love You
Woman receives Valentines Day flowers from her husband... who passed away last July
Is someone in here chopping onions?
# in the doghouse
This flower company messed up a lot of people's Valentine's Day
Sad flowers within.
# just the tip
The biggest Valentine's Fail of the day, hands down
We’re all done.
# poison
Do not eat: Supermarkets warned to keep daffodils away from fruit and veg
The National Poisons Information Centre of Ireland said bulbs have been mistaken as onions in some cases.
# Tragedy
'She was destined to change the world': Families mourn Australian siege heroes
Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson were laid to rest today.
# Scam
Meteor mobile customer? Be aware of this text scam
The mobile provider said that people should be careful with any suspicious texts and offers.
# blossoming beards
Flower Beards are the latest weird trend in facial hair
Peak beard level, obtained.
# Wicklow
Irish garden listed as 3rd in National Geographic list of top 10 gardens in the world
Can you guess which gardens made it in?
# wait...what?
This flower arrangement will make you do a double take
It says WHAT?
# clutha pub
Eleven still in hospital as bodies of Glasgow crash victims released to families
The search and recovery operation at the Clutha has now ended. The final death toll stands at 9.
# Theft
VIDEO: ‘Brazen’ woman steals flowers from city centre display
Dublin City Business Improvement District, which owns and maintains the planters, says it is “absolutely shocked” by the incident.
# burials
Photos: Cave excavation shows flowers used in burials over 13,000 years ago
The Natufians, the first people in the world to abandon the nomadic way of life, buried their dead on beds of colourful and sweet-smelling plants.
# Bloom
Dorothy, nymphs, shrubbery: What you can expect from Bloom 2013
Over 80,000 turned out for the festival last year and with fine weather forecast, organisers anticipate a greater turnout this year.
# spring equinox
10 reasons why we can't wait for Spring to get a move on
Spring is almost here and we are only delighted.
# Bloom 2012
Slideshow: Take a sneak peek at Bloom 2012
The gardening event opens tomorrow morning in the Phoenix Park and runs until Monday evening.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news…
# Blooming Lovely
Irishwoman wins Florist of the Year at Chelsea Flower Show
Jenny Murphy from Co Meath has won a Gold medal at the prestigious show in London.
# Cancer
Drug from crocus flower could destroy tumours
The “smart bomb” that can target cancerous tumours will be tested on patients in Leeds.
# Mad Men
Oops! The 11 worst goalkeeping errors ever
David De Gea is not the only goalkeeper to make the occasional blunder. Here are some prime examples of similarly disastrous mistakes.
# royal wedding
The actress and the bishop (well, cardinal): the Irish at the royal wedding
Only a handful of familiar Irish faces make the cut for the British royal guestlist – but a few more with Irish links have been working ‘backstage’.
# Week in Photos
The week in photos
It was all fiscal fisticuffs and feck-onomics on the home front this week – but there was beauty in unexpected places….