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Where I live: Baltimore,, Co Cork Member since: April 2008 Last here: 998 days 1 hour ago
About my garden: The Gardens In 1997 there was little remaining under the cloak of Escallonia, Aucuba and Rhododendron ponticum - no rare trees or shrubs, no trace of earlier gardens, no old plans – just a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere. In a way this was a great relief, as we were not constrained by what was there before. We have been free to create new garden areas based on our own philosophy and preferences, starting afresh but following some clear guidelines. Overriding is the need to maintain the feeling of peace and tranquillity in moving from one area to another. One influence has been the way vistas open and close so that all is not revealed at once. We have accentuated this, so that in some areas gaps have been filled while in others views have been opened up. Nature is allowed much freedom here: the planting of berried shrubs such as Cotoneaster encourages birds, and not all weeds are regarded as intruders. For instance yellow pimpernel and enchanter’s nightshade love the woodland
More about me: Paul and Georgiana Keane acquired the Inish Beg Estate in 1997 and set about restoring the gardens and woodlands which had remained untouched for many decades. Not being gardening experts, we were fortunate to engage Verney Nayor to develop the walled, formal and woodland gardens and Tony Cohu to work on plans to restore and enhance the woodlands.
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