Where I live: Dunmore East, Co Waterford
Member since: September 2009
Last here: 610 days ago
About my garden: My house is built on one third of an acre of poor red sandstone soil. The garden faces south east and is exposed to the sea air. The west/north western side is protected by woodland. The front is mostly lawn with a good area of roses, climbers, floribunda and hybrid tea.. I started with all pink but now it is multicoloured.. The back also has lawn and a fruit and vegetable area. The strawberries, goosberries, loganberries and blackcurrants are fine. The raspberries have been poor for three years now. The apples generally get apple scab (except for last year) and the other fruit trees have only just been planted. Peas and runner beans were a great success last year. The potatoes were wonderful to taste but not very abundant.. I have no greenhouse but got a little tunnel this year and have started a variety of brassicas in it. Looking good so far. Between the two lawns there is a steep bank which is filled with sea side loving shrubs..veronica, escallonia, senecio, fushia etc.
More about me: I am a recently retired primary school teacher I keep in touch with the rural four teacher school where I spent 38 happy years and am helping with a vegetable growing project.
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29 October 2013 13:55:56
What a wonderful summer. I had just moved my strawberry plot to a different part of the garden , so...
May 14th 2010.
14 May 2010 20:38:52
Sorry that I have not been in touch. I have been dipping in from time to time to see what Gerry's a...
02 November 2009 14:00:03
We got the small plot tilled before the rain came this morning. So the daffs will go in at th...
01 November 2009 23:26:17
One of my infrequent entries. Haven't even visited the site for days....Halloween, Children home fr...
October 15th. 09.
15 October 2009 12:28:45
My brother gave me a present of some Bergenia Cordifolia on Tuesday (He was tidying up his garden)....