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Dick's Profile

Where I live: Carlow, Co Carlow Member since: October 2008 Last here: 1 day 15 hours ago
About my garden: I began working in my garden in 1977. The garden in total is about half an acre.I grow flowers, trees, shrubs in the front garden and vegetables and fruit in the back garden. I acquired a greenhouse in 2001 and have grown tomatoes in it. I propagate plants from seeds and shrubs of various kinds from cuttings. I have a vine in the greenhouse since 2006 and had a good crop grapes this year . There is great growth in the vine now much better than other years. I pruned it at the right time and look forward to getting really good grapes. I have about 100 roses and year after year they are giving blooms.
More about me: I live in Pollerton Little, just outside Carlow. I am retired since 2001. I find the garden a great way of passing the time. I am able to get at the garden more often now. I have been getting the Irish Garden since the year it was first published. I find it very useful. I am a member of the Legion of Mary, as is Wellie and Butterfly Angel, Carlow Hurling Club and Askea Country Market. On Fridays, I have plants for sale at the Country Market, examples hydrangeas, coleus, hypericum, aloe vera and others. I grow tomato plants from seed and have them available at the market. I also supply them to my friends.
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Dick's Journal

Recently in my garden...

Bananas doing well
27 May 2017 14:41:26
I moved the two Masa ensete to a new position yesterday. Obviously the sun has been good to them. I...

A Few More Roses
26 May 2017 14:49:40
From now on it will be roses appearing every day. The blue  one not really blue is Rhapsody in...

Roses are Blooming
25 May 2017 14:50:21
I took these photos yesterday: Abraham Darby, Arthur Bell and Evelyn Fison or Irish Wonder. Abrahom...

Visit of Nephew, Feeding of Tomatoes
24 May 2017 12:54:07
My nephiew Michael dropped in yesterday. He lives in Co. Dublin right besise my sister, (his mother...

A Short Walk in the Garden & Greenhouse
22 May 2017 17:35:07
To day I was up early and determined to get to Mass again as it was my mother's anniversary. After ...

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