Furthermore, in Madrid they still trust Jovic, as an authorized source explained to AS: “Luka is at the perfect age to grow as a footballer and as a person, he signed a contract until 2025 and we have him. You can make a list of players who, at 21 or 22, seemed stagnant and who were at the age of 25 top ten worldIt is expected, then, that the former Eintracht, currently two goals in 766 minutes of 3,360 (one fifth) possible, can justify the 60 million paid by him in 2019. The future of Luka Jovic (22 years old) continues to paint white. AS already told on April 12 that Real Madrid has the forward for next season and this newspaper has also been able to know that the club has reassured its footballer recently. The Serbian was transmitted calm and concentration in his work for what is to come.The sports management wanted, through several calls, to send Jovic his position in the team. With the attacker already in Belgrade, Juni Calafat was in charge of conveying to people close to the player a series of guidelines to quell the fire due to his abrupt landing in his country, punctuated by a strong controversy for having skipped the isolation. Age and adaptation period, keysDespite everything, there is a lot of speculation around Jovic. First, for its discreet performance; second, by the many clubs interested in fishing in that troubled river; and third, because Haaland (19) has entered the Bernabéu’s list of objectives with great force. The economic crisis due to the coronavirus, however, is going to tighten the belt in the technical secretariats, and the Norwegian clause of 75 million euros is only effective as of January 2021. Today it has no fixed price and yours is not therefore a simple operation this summer. The intention of the contact was to point out to Jovic that he should get as far away as possible from any media noise. His priority, therefore, in addition to his family, had to be the care of his physique, something that his personal trainer helps him every day of the week, for when the competition returns. Then Zidane will be able to pull him and Madrid has him in his plans for 2020-21. 18
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Dear Editor,Reference the Guyana Chronicle report of January 1, 2020, headlined, “Four to be conferred with ‘Silk’”, the article stated, inter alia:“Having considered their “high quality of service in the legal profession, and with confidence in their knowledge of the law, His Excellency Brigadier David Granger, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana is pleased to announce the appointment of four long-serving legal practitioners as Senior Counsel with effect from January 1, 2020.In January 2017 President Granger elevated nine legal luminaries to the status of Senior Counsel, proclaiming, inter alia: “… the title is not a personal favour, nor a political reward but rather it is conferred on the basis of merit and is uncontaminated by arbitrariness or capriciousness.”“The conferral of the title – Senior Counsel – is a proud tradition reserved for members of an honourable profession who have distinguished themselves as being “…learned in the law…. The honour of Senior Counsel…. is a professional badge that distinguishes attorneys of erudition, experience and expertise”.Without fear of contradiction, I posit that Anil is more deserving of such an honour than any of the attorneys being so honoured on the basis of, in Granger’s words “high quality of service in the legal profession, and with confidence in their knowledge of the law”. Anil Nandlall has proven himself of exceptional merit in these areas – time and again.None of the current crop of lawyers at the local bar did more cases that advanced the development of the law and jurisprudence in Guyana over the last decade than Anil, both as Attorney-General and in private practice, especially in areas of law never litigated in Guyana and the Caribbean – constitutional and public law; and Parliamentary law.Anil’s writings on law and his contributions in law-making at the Parliament exceed those of any person in the fraternity of legal luminaries.Current AG Basil Williams was made Senior Counsel, and he has been bested by his predecessor Anil Nandlall over and over again – in the courts and Parliament.Instead of being cited and honoured for his remarkably outstanding achievements in jurisprudence, and his prolific contributions to law-making and documentation of legal affairs, which includes his voluminous writings on legal matters for the edification of the public and, even more importantly, his effecting the online chronicling of pertinent legal matters, including the laws of the land online for easy access by the general public, he is being witch-hunted on accusations that have no merit, like most of his associates in the PPP/C.Granger’s sidelining Mohabir Anil Nandlall for professional honours can impel one to justifiably question the veracity of his assertion: “… the title is not a personal favour, nor a political reward but rather it is conferred on the basis of merit and is uncontaminated by arbitrariness or capriciousness.”Granger’s ostensible conferring honours on legal luminaries on the basis of their being “…members of an honourable profession who have distinguished themselves as being learned in the law……. The honour of Senior Counsel…. is a professional badge that distinguishes attorneys of erudition, experience and expertise” shows his rhetoric is contradictory to his actions, which are seemingly subjective to his personal prejudices, not befitting a President.The crucifixion of political opponents by a vengeful Granger-led political cabal, which has unleashed a campaign of victimisation and demonisation – and oftentimes violent reprisals against PPP/C leaders, supporters, and even those employed by the state who served the nation under PPP/PPPC Administrations did not begin post-2015 elections, but is a continuum of destructive strategies over decades by any PNC construct/PNC-led coalition – in or out of office, and had its genesis in LFS Burnham’s ambitions and betrayal of trust of Dr Cheddi Jagan and the PPP family (see Jesse Burnham’s “Beware my brother Forbes”); and consequently the entire Guyanese nation, with the PNC’s X-13 Plan implemented in various creative ways through the corridors of our history – and Granger was an integral part of the subsequent Burnham-led PNC governmental construct – the excessive, oppressive, destructive exploits of which are well-documented.A Wikileaks revelation exposed contents of Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005, which stated, inter alia, “McDavid and Granger have reputations as ideologues and anti-East Indian racists.”Despite token actions in efforts to eradicate this character analysis by the US State Dept, no one is fooled, and his actions since becoming President testify to this.Granger’s actions, in and out of office also seemingly confirm the contentions documented in the Wikileaks revelations.With regards,Parvati Persaud-Edwards
Appointment of GECOM Chair– stress necessity for CCJ to issue timelines to hold electionsThe suggestion by President David Granger that he be allowed to submit nominees for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman continues to befuddle legal minds, with two analysts questioning whether this is may be a ruse to further delay the election process.The panellists on Globespan. From left: former AG Anil Nandlall, moderator Sase Singh and former Speaker of the House, Ralph RamkarranDuring an appearance on the Globespan 24×7 live show in New York on Sunday, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall noted that the letter in which the suggestion was made, which was penned on Granger’s behalf by Director General Joseph Harmon, entirely misinterpreted what the Caribbean Court of justice (CCJ) had suggested.“Mr Harmon is a lawyer of more than a dozen years standing. Mr Harmon cannot be seriously writing that kind of letter. Look at the paragraph he quoted, intending to use that paragraph to say that the CCJ said that the President is to submit names. That paragraph says no such thing!” Nandlall said.“What the CCJ meant, they said look, it’s a consensual process that will have to produce these names. And, therefore, since the Opposition Leader cannot in isolation, submit names, the CCJ suggested a more sensible approach is to engage, and in the engagement, names can float informally from the President. We are big, intelligent people!”The former Attorney General pointed out that the role of the Opposition Leader in submitting names for the President to consider was never in any question. But he noted that suddenly, the President and his team have raised this as a new red herring.Nandlall’s fellow guest, former Speaker of the House and Senior Counsel, Ralph Ramkarran questioned whether the President’s suggestion was intended to frustrate the process. He noted that both the CCJ and the Constitution are quite clear about the need for dialogue between the President and Opposition Leader.“I think they’re trying to delay. This is another effort to delay the process. And that is why it is vital for the CCJ to set a timeframe [for the appointment of Chairman, elections]. President Granger does not have an equal status as the Opposition Leader, under the Article.”“Article 161 of the Constitution is quite clear when you read it. It has been misinterpreted by the President. The CCJ has pronounced on it. It is again misinterpreted by the President. The President wants his own way. He wants his own interpretation. And the objective of this is stubbornness, and for the purpose of creating delay,” Ramkarran said.The letterThe letter in question was written by Harmon, who based his reasoning for suggesting the President nominate a GECOM Chairman on the CCJ’s request that the two sides meet and discuss eligible candidates. Harmon also suggested Jagdeo consider this before a date for his meeting with the President is set.In its judgement on the appointment of former Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson, the CCJ had said clearly that “once the President and the Leader of the Opposition have hammered out a list of names not unacceptable to the President, the list, comprising the six persons, must then formally be submitted to the President by the Leader of the Opposition and the President must then select the Chairman from among those names”.While explaining the consensual process to appoint the GECOM Chairman, the CCJ had gone on to advise that “This approach gives the President a role in the identification of the six names, but it obviates [eliminates] the possibility that after the formal presentation of the list, the President could suggest that one or more of the names or indeed the entire list, is unacceptable”.In addition, Article 161 (2) of the Constitution states that “…the Chairman of the Elections Commission shall be a person who holds or who has held office as a judge of a court having unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in some part of the Commonwealth or a court having jurisdiction in appeals from any such court or who is qualified to be appointed as any such judge, or any other fit and proper person…”It goes on to outline the process by which the Chairman is appointed, stating that the Chairman is “to be appointed by the President from a list of six persons, not unacceptable to the President, submitted by the Leader of the Opposition after meaningful consultation [between] political parties represented in the National Assembly”.Not unsurprisingly, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), through its executive member Gail Teixeira, rejected the President’s proposal in a missive dated the same day as the President’s letter.Teixeira pointed out that Article 161 of the Constitution makes it the Opposition Leader’s job to submit names to the President, not the other way around. She noted that to do otherwise would be a case of the President usurping the Opposition Leader’s role.The former Chief Whip also noted that the CCJ was merely providing guidance on how to conduct the engagement with the two sides. Notwithstanding this, however, Teixeira had informed Harmon that the Opposition Leader was open to the President suggesting names, informally.The CCJ is expected to issue consequential orders on its rulings pertaining to the No-Confidence Motion and possibly the appointment of a new GECOM Chairman when it meets with all the involved parties on July 12.
HAMBURG, GERMANY – Wonowon resident Bo Hedges and the Canadian Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team are officially out of medal contention at the World Wheelchair Basketball Championships.The team fell to Poland in a crossover game earlier today 79-68. Nik Goncin led all players with 25 points while Patrick Anderson picked up his fourth double-double.Hedges had himself a solid game as he scored 10 points, gathered two rebounds and passed for four assists.- Advertisement -Poland will now advance to the quarter-finals while Canada will play in a placement game.The Canadian Women are the country’s last hope at a medal as they continue pool play today against the Netherlands
Final causes of death will not be determined for six to eight weeks, said coroner’s Lt. John Kades, as toxicology and other tests are performed. The number of deaths being investigated by the coroner as possibly heat-related rose quickly from 12 to 15 Tuesday, Kades said, “and it could be going up.” Autopsies in those cases were pending. Temperatures were expected to drop significantly this week as the high-pressure system that caused the heat wave moves east through California and Arizona, said Stuart Seto, weather specialist with the National Weather Service. “Things cooled down quite a bit Tuesday, about 10 to 12 degrees in most locations,” Seto said. “Tomorrow we are looking at a high of about 86 degrees in Pasadena, and 86 again on Friday, which is about normal for the area.” The slightly cooler temperatures were likely little solace to the nearly 30,000 Southern California Edison customers without power as of Tuesday afternoon, according to SCE spokeswoman Vanessa McGrady. Of those, more than 3,000 in 60 communities had been without electricity for more than 36 hours. About 1,200 San Gabriel Valley and Whittier-area residents had been without power going on two days, according to McGrady. Among the hardest hit communities were Whittier, with 144 customers affected; La Habra, with 188; West Covina, with 100; and El Monte, with 88. Other cities with residents experiencing long-term power outages included Altadena, La Puente, Montebello, La Mirada, Hacienda Heights, Rosemead, Alhambra, South Pasadena, Pico Rivera and Monterey Park. SCE has a small army of repair crews, totalling about 1,000 contract and SCE personnel, working round the clock to restore power to all its customers, said McGrady. “We have all hands on deck,” she said, adding that temperatures were cooperating and no new major outages were coming online, allowing crews to concentrate on those who have been without power the longest. She added that she could not give a timeframe as to when power would be restored. She said the outages were due more to equipment failures than to power shortages, as machinery that usually is allowed to cool off during nighttime hours kept operating 24 hours a day at the height of the heat wave. “You could liken it to running your car at 100 mph for several days; eventually something is going to give,” McGrady said. In the meantime she urged residents to take measures to ease strain on the electric grid, such as lowering thermostats to 78 degrees and turning them off completely while away from home. She added that SCE has a Web site, www.sce.com/heat, with updated news, messages, helpful phone numbers and conservation tips. The Whittier area was still scorching on Tuesday, with temperatures hitting about 105 degrees in the Whittier hills, Seto said. The mercury should drop to the mid-80s to low 90s in Whittier by Thursday and Friday. For the San Gabriel Valley, Seto said temperatures should stay between 85 and 95 degrees today and drop to the mid-80s to low 90s by Friday before heading back up to the upper 80s and mid 90s on the weekend. Staff Writer Courtney Fielding, Correspondent Brian Day and wire reports contributed to this story. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! An elderly Pasadena woman was among 15 Southland residents likely killed as a result of the Labor Day weekend heat wave, coroner’s investigators said Tuesday. The body of Dorothy McGlothan, 85, was found in her apartment in the 900 block of North Raymond Avenue in Pasadena at about 1:11 p.m. Sunday, said Larry Dietz, watch commander for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Firefighters said all the windows were closed inside McGlothan’s apartment when they arrived Sunday afternoon and that temperatures inside hit 120 degrees. Portable fans in the home were “just circulating hot air,” said Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian. Temperatures in Pasadena reached 106 degrees Sunday, according to Accuweather.com. Family members said McGlothan had grown increasingly isolated and stubborn in recent years, and would not heed advice about the heat. They added that McGlothan also refused to allow servicemen to install an air conditioner purchased for her by her apartment’s management company. Other deaths included a couple in their 80s found dead at about 4:30 p.m. Monday in their apartment in the 5100 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard in Valley Village, near Studio City. Firefighters first at the scene said temperatures inside the apartment had reached about 110 degrees and an air conditioning unit was not on at the time. The dead man was identified as 82-year-old Lugassi Menahem. His wife was identified as Dolores Del Valle, 87. In Lancaster, coroner’s investigators were also looking into the death of 53-year-old Linda Grace Burkhart, whose body was found Sunday in the car in which she is believed to have been living. “None of the (causes of death) in these cases have been confirmed,” said Dietz. “But they are all possibly heat-related.”
For those of us old enough remember the days of Football Italia on Channel 4, Christian Vieri’s left foot was a thing of beauty.A formidable striker in his heyday, Vieri plundered 103 goals in just 143 games for Inter Milan after joining them from Lazio in 1999 for a then world-record £32million fee.He also had an excellent record for Italy, scoring 23 times in 49 appearances, and was widely regarded as one of the greatest strikers of his generation.If you don’t believe us, check out the video above of his greatest goals!
11 11 7. Blaise Matuidi (centre midfield) – Matuidi is reportedly open to moving to the Premier League this summer, and after an impressive Euro 2016 campaign for France, won’t be short of offers. He could be the ideal midfield foil for Can, providing the kind of box-to-box athleticism needed for ‘heavy metal football’. 11 11 1. Loris Karius (goalkeeper) – see the full possible ideal Liverpool XI by clicking the arrow above, right – With Klopp agreeing a deal for Karius, Mignolet’s time could be up on Merseyside. The pair will be battling for the no.1 spot over pre-season. 3. Nevan Subotic (centre back) – Middlesbrough have reportedly put in a shock bid, but there will be plenty of clubs vying for Subotic’s possible signing over the summer. He has struggled with injury throughout his career, which may persuade Dortmund to sell, but when fit he is among the best centre-backs in the Bundesliga. Dejan Lovren and Mamadou Sakho would certainly need to up their game with Subotic at Anfield. 10. Philippe Coutinho (attacking left) – Coutinho is capable of producing world class, magical match-winning moments. More is expected of him and Klopp will demand consistency in his influence, but the Brazilian has the ability to unlock the best defences. 11 6. Emre Can (centre midfield) – Can has quickly established himself as a fan-favourite at Anfield, and last season became one of the first names on Klopp’s team sheet. His performances are expected to only improve and he can help the Reds boss the midfield area. Jurgen Klopp may have suffered the disappointment of losing two cup finals in his first (not quite full) season with Liverpool, but his achievements so far have breathed fresh belief around Anfield.The German has been rewarded with a new, extended contract, and he knows exactly what he wants to achieve with Liverpool, which also means he knows his squad requires new additions.So far the German has successfully lured Joel Matip, Loris Karius and Sadio Mane to the club, and more new faces are expected over the next two months.Last season Klopp was working with a group of players signed by previous Liverpool managers, but now he will want to build a team in his mould.Klopp is building his ideal XI at Anfield, and with this in mind, we’ve put together a line up we think could be exactly what the former Borussia Dortmund is after for the incoming campaign.Check out the XI by viewing the slideshow above, and let us know which transfer targets you believe would help Klopp achieve the line up he wants at Liverpool…‘LIVERPOOL TO SELL EIGHT PLAYERS?’ CLICK HERE TO SEE THE STORY AND WHO COULD LEAVE ANFIELD THIS SUMMER 11 11 4. Joel Matip (centre back) – Matip, who joins Liverpool on a free transfer, was officially unveiled earlier this week and is expected to be thrown straight into action by Klopp. He appears to be a shrewd signing and his capture demonstrates Klopp’s ability to attract talent. 11 2. Nathaniel Clyne (right back) – Clyne was one of Liverpool’s most consistent players last term, comfortably settling into life at Anfield. Still only 25, the England international looks to be the long-term answer in this position. 8. Roberto Firmino (attacking midfield) – After a challenging start under Brendan Rodgers, Firmino’s quality emerged with Klopp’s management and he began to score regularly. His skill, work rate and eye for the back of the net 11 9. Sadio Mane (attacking right) – Given Klopp’s attacking options, some were surprised by the Reds’ decision to spend £34m on Mane. Klopp, however, obviously sees the Senegalese international as perfect for his favoured attacking formation. 11 11 5. Ben Chilwell (left back) – Liverpool are reportedly keen on the Foxes youngster, but the Premier League champions aren’t making negotiations easy. It seems, though, that this is the player Klopp wants to fight Alberto Moreno for his spot. And boy does Moreno need to up his game. 11. Alexandre Lacazette (striker) – At present Klopp has Daniel Sturridge, Divock Origi and Christian Benteke to choose from as his main frontman (Danny Ings is not really suited to that role, and the less said about Mario Balotelli the better). It is obvious Klopp does not really rate Benteke in the role, while Sturridge has never truly convinced as an out-and-out striker (not to mention his injury issues), while Origi can’t be expected to lead the line all season. Lacazette is said to be on the radar of many a Premier League club this summer, for good reason. The Frenchman scored 21 goals in Ligue 1 last season.
Both first-year coaches, Etiwanda’s Stephen Bryce and Diamond Bar’s Nick Cuccia are looking to return their programs to playoff contenders, but coming off an 0-10 season, Etiwanda had much farther to go. “This is a big win,” said Bryce, who was grinning ear-to-ear. “If I’m not mistaken, they were ranked No. 8 in the Inland Valley.” DIAMOND BAR – There are always bumps in the road on the way back to respectability. Etiwanda endured its share of them on Friday night. But the Eagles overcame 138 yards in penalties to upset Diamond Bar 33-15, in a nonleague contest at Diamond Bar High School. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 It didn’t look like it on Friday, as the Eagles utilized superior team speed to record six plays from scrimmage of 30 yards or longer, not to mention Brandon Fields’ 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Fields didn’t get many touches for the Eagles (2-3), but he made them count. In addition to the kickoff return for a touchdown in the second quarter, his only two first-half runs went for 49 and 59 yards, and caught one pass for 56 yards. Allyn Fontenot also had a big night for Etiwanda, rushing for 130 yards on 19 carries, including a 69-yard touchdown run. Etiwanda jumped on the board quickly. After the Eagles muffed a punt that allowed Diamond Bar’s opening drive to continue, the Eagles’ Kameron Hamilton intercepted a Jeff Jansen pass at the Etiwanda 15. Six plays later, Fields’ 49-yard scoring run made it 6-0. Fontenot’s 69-yard run on the opening play of the second quarter doubled Etiwanda’s lead, before an 11-yard touchdown pass from David Vazquez to Marvin Jones made it 19-0 less than five minutes later. Just when Diamond Bar finally got something going and scored its first touchdown on a 15-yard Jansen-to-Marcus Marbrey touchdown pass, Fields’ kickoff return proved to be a back-breaker for a 26-7 Etiwanda halftime lead. A large part of Diamond Bar’s struggles came as a result of an ineffective running game. Etiwanda held the Brahmas to three yards of rushing offense. “We had some problems last week, and we tightened things up this week on the run defense,” Bryce said. Jansen threw for 203 yards to lead Diamond Bar, completing 18-of-37 passes. Diamond Bar did get some momentum in the second half, closing the deficit to 26-15 on a safety and a touchdown, but Etiwanda used Fields’ 56-yard reception to set up the final touchdown of the game, a 3-yard pass to Hamilton with 3:32 to play in the game. Diamond Bar did suffer another loss in the first half when receiver Albert Ramos suffered an apparent broken leg. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Walking through the rose pergola in Ballywalter ParkLast week we chatted about why you should get out and about and visit gardens, apart from the great gardens in the Donegal Garden Trail, there are countless great gardens to visit to get inspiration for your own plot. Last weekend I had a great time visiting the fabulous Ballywalter Park, located in the Ards Peninsula in County Down, which has a fabulous Georgian designed landscape and wonderful productive walled garden.The Ballywalter estate covers nearly 1000 acres and apart from this fabulous garden they also have one of the largest dairy herds in Northern Ireland, so the visit was interesting on so many levels! One of the many Georgian Glasshouse in Ballywalter ParkI also visited the National Trust Mount Stewart Estate, which has just been added to with the purchase of the remaining estate, bringing the total estate up to 1000 acres.The new purchase brings many fabulous features within the National Trust management remit, including a sprawling farm complex, apple houses, piggery, garden follys, old shoot buildings and even charcoal pits.There are some ambitious plans involving re-instating tree belts, tree coppices, walking trails, education centre and much more. So in addition to the amazing gardens, wonderfully maintained by Neil Porteus, there is now more walled gardens and the afore mentioned estate to explore over the coming years as different areas come on-line….watch this space!Here in Donegal we are blessed with so many great gardens to explore, one such garden is Ros Ban in Raphoe. Before I explained this as a ‘game changer’ for me, Ros Ban is a fabulous garden, spread out over 1.5 acres. Ann & Bob giving wonderful informationThe garden is open from dusk to dawn, 7 days a week (contact details on www.donegalgardentrail.com) and is a joyful garden to visit.The owners, Bob & Ann Kavanagh, are fabulous knowledgeable guides – Ann with her medicinal plant knowledge and Bob with his agricultural scientist background bring the whole garden to life with stories, tales and background information.Ros Ban is located a mile or so from the centre of Raphoe, however when you’re in the garden there are so many trees that you’d think you were miles from anywhere!The garden starts off with various medicinal plants in containers, and then leads onto an archway with stained glass on the curve, this leads you to a woodland area which houses shade-loving plants.Carrying on the lawn-path it takes you down through the garden to a hidden stream, on the way there are info boards on native irish grasses, irish moths, ladybirds and much more. As the path winds down to the stream Ann points out various medicinal plants and weeds, highlighting their use and best times to harvest. As you carry on past the stream you go through a copper beech circle, past a display of Donegal rock forms, past many displays of old irish words and symbolism, and this leads you to an enclosed vegetable & herb garden at the back of the house, with extensive stream-side planting including some stately Gunnera plants.Talking points throughout Ros BanRos Ban is a garden full of self-seeding and easily propagating plants, many of these Ann pots up and at the rear of the house there is a ‘free plant zone’, where visitors are invited to take a memory home with them (this is where I picked up a micro Gunnera, Honesty and Mouse Plant for my own garden).If this isn’t enough for you Ann & Bob are regular garden visitors themselves and will talk wonderfully about gardens they visit, things they find interesting and with Ann being an active member of the Irish Garden Plant Society she is super knowledgeable about old Irish cultivars.Again all details on www.donegalgardentrail.com – Ann & Bob can be contacted on 0749145336 if you fancy visiting this inspirational space. In my own garden things are bursting at the seams! Loads of tasty stuff coming out of the polytunnel, and some planting going in for the Autumn/Winter.Roses are looking amazing (they’re looking great this year), Perennials such as Lillies are in full flower and the grass is looking great. If you’ve been following our weekly adventures here your garden should be looking as good!Remember I can be booked for garden consultations if you want a full advisory report for your garden – drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or 0877803991 to get booked in over the coming months.This Saturday I’ll be hosting another guided tour of the fabulous gardens of Oakfield Park in Raphoe. We’ll be kicking off from 3pm at the train station, this is a fabulous 2 hours experience taking in the upper gardens of the Oakfield Demense.Next Week….We’ll be chatting more great Donegal gardens.Gareth AustinGareth Austin is resident Horticulturist with BBC Radio Foyle, a member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulturists and Horticultural Lecturer with the National Learning Network. For more see www.garethaustin.com or join Gareth on Twitter @GardenerGareth .GARDENING WITH GARETH – FABULOUS ROS BAN GARDEN was last modified: July 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalGardeningGareth AustinROS BAN GARDEN