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Fleurette's Profile

Where I live: Greencastle, Co Donegal Member since: October 2011 Last here: 414 days 16 hours ago
About my garden: My garden is situated at the mouth of the river Foyle just 100yds from Inishowen Lighthouse. It is fairly large, (3/4 acre) and is on 3 levels, the lowest being at sea-level and on "raised beach". We are tucked in to the hillside and sheltered from the N.. The prevailing wind is from the wet SW. The greatest damage is in late spring when a cold E. wind can blow in from Co. Antrim. This year we have already had weeks of E. wind doing untold damage. Generally we do not have severe frost, the coldest being a momentary -7.5C. a few winters ago. There is a natural drop of rockery about 30ft high at one end. This leads down to the lower garden on the sandy "raised beach". This garden did not exist 30yrs. ago. It was a completely blank canvas and we had to start by planting some quick defences against the winds. Now it is a beautiful place, full of flowers and interest all year round. It is divided into many different sections and types of garden.
More about me: I have had a lifelong love affair with flowers and plants, if not in a garden situation, then in the form of pot plants. Its in my blood. I got my bus pass a number of years ago, but I still do too many hours a day in the garden. I am a member of both Inishowen Garden Club and Derry and District Horticultural Society.
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