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Baile's Garden


My site (as I couldn't even dream of calling it a garden yet) is under an acre. Our house is located towards the rear so I have a very large area to the front with a small back garden. There is a large indentation in the ground in the front where stone was once quarried and I plan on excavating it further and planting with ferns and rockery type plants.

 I have an oval bed in front which I would like to plant with roses, however it is quite exposed so not sure if they would tolerate the conditions.

I also have plans to create a mini orchard and veg garden.

First priority is to get levels right in the garden and get lawns down.

Journal

Prodigal gardener!

17 February 2017 11:10:09

Hi all

I had great intentions of becoming super Gardener when I joined the club back in 2011. Family life and work  kept me busier than I'd like and so I've not been using this site. I'm taking it easy after dental surgery and have found my wY back to the club. You all are a great inspiration and I intend on trying to keep in touch and plough on with garden plans.

A lot has changed since I was last online. Nothing looks remarkable, I don't have lovely borders to brag about but we have gotten our landscaping completed and lawns established. Everywhere was beautiful, however the very wet winter last year means my lawns aremail full of Moss and lots of attention is needed there. 

I have pieced off a piece of ground to the rear of the garden for my hens and coop. It serves me well but a new little entrance gate is needed this year.

I did manage to establish my veg patch. I have 4 raised beds and the rest is flat. I intend on putting in more raised beds this year and only leave an area for potatoes flat.

We have planted a few more trees along the driveway and some Portuguese Laurelse around the vegetable garden and that is That! 

Not too much to show for myself but this is the Year!!!!

I'm going to try harder at taking cuttings as much budget can't stretch to fill all the areas in need.

I look forward to keeping in touch with all your gardens as I muddle through mine

All the best

Jacinta D Jacinta D 17 February 2017 11:31:14

Welcome back, Baile. It sounds like you have been really busy organising your garden since you were online last. Looking forward to reading more, and possibly a few photos.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 17 February 2017 13:44:37

Welcome back and do keep posting to the site. It is always interesting to see what other gardeners are up to and we learn so much from one another.

fraoch fraoch 17 February 2017 18:37:33

Welcome back and good luck with all the plans!

PeterW PeterW 17 February 2017 19:01:10

Welcome back and look forward to seeing your garden. We all learn from each other. I find this site excellent for inspiration and encouragement. 

Myrtle Myrtle 17 February 2017 20:32:30

It happens to us all but this is the time of year to look forward! 

accsean accsean 17 February 2017 20:57:01

Welcome back from me as well. Looking forward to seeing photos of your garden.

Busy weekend

28 March 2011 11:48:33
I eventually got a little done. Have all my pots cleaned and sorted out and managed to pot on some lettuce plants, along with bell peppers and tomatoes. I got a little plastic greenhouse in aldi that is handy for me as I have nowhere to put seed trays at the moment. My dad has a large tunnel down the road so I can use that when I need to but I like having things closer to hand. Petunia, stock and sweet pea seedlings coming on nicely...hopefully will give me a little colour in summer. Still getting soil from my neighbour which has really helped as I can start to level out some areas now. Got word that family from America are coming home for a visit in July so now I have an incentive to get out there and make my place look presentable. Prompted by Hazel, I took some photos of the garden as it stands so I will be able to see progress. Will post these up when my 6 month old allows me time to myself!

TĂș maith, leath na hoibre!

21 March 2011 08:18:42
Not so sure about a "tús maith" but anyway....Looking through other members pages I feel daunted, inspired, depressed all in one. People have fantastic gardens and are so dedicated. I Cleaned up my old pots that I brought with me from my old house. Tulips are on their way up now. I planted up my strawberries at the weekend...as I have no garden at the min. everything has to go into pots including the small bushes trees that I got on Saturday. I have a raspberry (Malling Promise) and a blackcurrant (ribes nigrum). God bless good neighbours!! I have gotten a few loads of topsoil and stones from a neighbour who is cleaning up aroung his newly built shed. Not too much activity with me...but a start none the less!
Hoeys Hoeys 21 March 2011 08:28:47

oh don't give up/. we all have to start somewhere.. sometimes we do have a great plans in the head but the process is soo slow. keep growing in the pots and then one day you will have them in your garden. good luck.

Cloncaw Cloncaw 21 March 2011 10:11:27

Garden.ie can make us all feel daunted, inspired and depressed at times but I think that it's seeing that your not the only one in this boat that spurs us on and I love the humour in some of the journals we all need a laugh. Gardening is a great escape from reality which is another motivation to help us cope with the big bad world out there and remember Rome wasn't built in a day you'll get there take your time and enjoy.

TheH (Hazel) TheH (Hazel) 21 March 2011 11:46:15

Nice to see a "cupla focail" on the site! The encouraging thing about this site is that even the "best" gardeners have disasters too, just like the rest of us :-)

Myrtle Myrtle 21 March 2011 12:48:24

You will get encouragement and advice on this site. Happy Gardening!

Violeta Violeta 21 March 2011 23:57:20

 Everything will be ok Baile! :-)   I started my garden a year ago and already have more than 160 plants... Im getting more confident with my gardening, even  taking cutttings and growing from seeds. This year i got a small greenhouse and going to try some tomatoes and cucumbers to grow...   Even the smallest garden takes so much your work and time... Every day... step by step... you will create your own Paradise!  Happy gardening, Baile!   :-) 

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