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kathyneem
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Location: Co. Kilkenny Ireland

PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:00 pm    Post subject: My piece of Heaven Reply with quote

Hi All

This is how my garden was when I bought the house 2 years ago:



Last year was spent renovating the house to suit my mobility needs. As a result
of the building work the garden was neglected. Also we had to dig a trench
down the 3/8th acre to put in a sink hole to take the kitchen and gutter water
away from the house.

This is my garden right now:



So it's pretty raw right now.

I have three dogs and two cats to cater for in my space.

The view is breathtaking as you can see. I still have to draw up plans on how I
want my garden laid out.

My idea is to incorporate the view using it as a backdrop for the garden. I don't
want to block any aspect of the view in whatever I do as the back of the house
has been designed with the view as the feature.

I plan to grow vegetables, fruit, shrubs and a meadow lawn. I will need a path
or stepping stones going around the garden in order to facilitate my mobility
needs. I would also like an area which is a Zen garden Very Happy

My friends think I need another half acre to realize my dreams. I think I just
need to win the lottery Very Happy

As I am working on a very tight budget I will be using freecycle as much
as I can.

So lets see how we get on with this project, which seems huge right now.

Kathy
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birdie
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome view kathyneem. Lots of potential.
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kathyneem
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Location: Co. Kilkenny Ireland

PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks birdie. The view is amazing.

I am a Dub, driven out by the cost of housing and the fast pace of life there. When people come to visit I hear sighs and deep breaths when they stand looking out at the view. It is very therapeutic.

I submitted my garden for the "Super Garden" but as I have not heard anything back thus far I think I will be doing this on my own.

Will update as I get things done.

Kathy Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a pic or two of a cat garden here. Cat garden.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing You are in for a good time !! Enjoy. With a view like that your garden is endless. Wink
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kathyneem
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi verge and Joaney

Thanks for the replies. The cat garden looks very interesting, I will be taking a few ideas from that, thanks.

All I need now are a few extra hands and feet Very Happy I will take my time and any advice I can get. I bought some organic beetroot, lettuce and parsley seeds today which I plan to start off in a seed bed thingy I bought in Lidl.

Now where's the sun Wink
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