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Visit to Tullynally castle.

19 July 2009 17:26:22
The usual early morning opening of the tunnell,greenhouse,coldframe,etc was done shortaly before 7.30am.Nothing else went on in the garden today. After lunch we ventured over to Tullynally gardens.Some of the family wanted to admire the surroundings,buildings,trees,flowers etc but my time was spent in the veg area looking through some brassicas,roots,salad greens,veg fruits etc.An enjoyable day was had by all.I will add some photos later in the week.

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chilipepper chilipepper 19 July 2009 20:22:23

hi John, spent the day in St Annes at the Rose Festival, most enjoyable day (no veg though) lots of roses shrubs flowers and fruit bushes, picked up 4 plants one of which was a fruit plant, we have plans for a fruit cage for next year!! have to say your spoiled for choice of gardens to visit around the Meath/ Westmeath area, we went to Ballinlough castle after Belvedere yesterday but there was a game fair on and the place was hopping so will try there another time, picked up the brochure on the magical gardens of Meath so we will be up that direction a few times before the summer ends! maybe we will meet up and have a good long chat about the veg garden, regards Dave....

Johnplotman Johnplotman 19 July 2009 20:57:20

Hi Dave, Delighted to see all is going to plan for you both on the garden visits. Was it a particular type of fruit you purchased.The gardens love the Meath/Westmeath ground.Even the slugs snails,etc must like it here also.So many of the trouble makers in the garden.We visited Tullynally castle gardens today.My Mum who loves to look through the trees, castle, flowers etc done so while i studied the veg section most of the time..Some more gardens available in Meath [Loughcrew gardens is within just 3 klilometers from where i live.[Flowers and historic graves, trees etc.That will be great to have a talk about the veg garden the next time yourself and Madeleine will be up in this area. Thanks, John.

chilipepper chilipepper 20 July 2009 22:29:37

Will sort something out for sure, we will be back up that direction again next 4/5 weeks hope we can meet up for a chat, the fruit bush was a black current, we have plans to build a fruit cage about 6x8ft and about 7ft high with a door! have found out its a waste of time trying to grow the currents without one! hope to put 2 blk and 2 red current 2 goji berry and maybe a dozen strawberry plants, have 3 alpine strawberry plants in their 2nd year and have been getting a great crop, although smaller the taste more than makes up for it...............


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