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Where I live: Fermoy, Co Cork Member since: January 2010 Last here: 1864 days 20 hours ago
About my garden: Our house is built on a one acre site. It is mostly heavy clay overlying some rocky areas. I planted the outline of the site with copper and green beech hedging. The copper beech is on the driveway and is very striking in the Summer months. The lawn is fairly large and is yet to be landscaped.We have a kitchen garden built on approx. 1/3 acre. In this space there is a 4 x 9 metre polytunnel, 2 x 4 metre glasshouse, a fenced raised bed garden, a potted herb garden and a 5 x 9 metre fruit cage. We also grow fruit trees and hybrid berries. It's my pride and joy and I love spending as much time as I possibly can there.The project was started in 2005 and just keeps growing (pun?).
More about me: My name is Anthony O'Brien, I'm 41 and married with two young daughters. We live in Fermoy, Co.Cork. My wife is originally from this area, I originally come from Cork City. My very first job was planting strawberries for a local grower 'way back in 1984. My interest in horticulture grew very quickly and I have a passion for growing my own food ever since. I have a Certificate in Horticulture from the RHS which gives me a very good "base" for understanding the vast subject of "gardening". Building our house in rural Fermoy was a dream come through, I imagine I will be tinkering here for many years to come. I was thrilled to find Garden.ie Club. I hope to both share and learn lots of info here.
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Pruning
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