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Mayo's Profile

Where I live: Foxford, Co Mayo Member since: June 2008 Last here: 3420 days 7 hours ago
About my garden: The bulk of the garden (field) is to the back of the house and is south facing with a slope away from the house, which is elevated on the side of a small hill. The view is generally over a small valley and unspoilt countryside. Started by putting in a patio about 40 oak and 10 scots pine. Have developed a grassy avenue along a pre-existing dry stone wall which was lined with mature hawthorn and blackthorn covered in honeysuckle. Planted 20 wild cherry to form the avenue 15-20 feet from the wall to form the avenue which leads to a gazebo at the bottom of the garden. I would really like to source native wild flowers/herbs to continue the project but have preserved and encouraged anything already there such as ferns, foxgloves, wild strawberries, grasses and many other plants I have yet to identify. I am particularly pleased to have many wild orchids which do restrict my abaility to mow the lawn at this time of year as they are just comming into flower now.
More about me: Des is my name but chose Mayo as my online identity. Tree hugger at heart. Moved to Mayo in the last two years, partially in search of a bigger garden. Have a house near Foxford with a two acre field, so that desire has been satisfied. My primary aim was to plant native species and develop a wildlife friendly space.
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