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Susan
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject: Hi from west coast of clare Reply with quote

Hi

Just moved from kildare to the west coast - I know nothing about gardening in this area. Living one mile from the coast and have a 1/2 acre blank canvas garden. I know i need to go native, but i dont even know the names of the native plants. Help please before i start sneaking around at night to cut some shoots from the distant neighbours garden!
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Sive
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome susan, how lucky you are to have the Atlantic on your doorstep. although we live not far from the sea here in north wexford, the Irish Sea really is not as wild and exciting as the mighty Atlantic.
As for gardening.....take lots of walks and see what is growing well for other people in Co Clare.......and don't be afraid to ask for names and cuttings...gardeners are generally very welcoming people.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome, from a kerry blow in,you have to get a dog if you dont already have one,and take a small pair of sissors when you walk him,not that you`d take cuttings as you go ,no just to cut your nails if they chip ,
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Susan.

Sue
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Breezly
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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Susan,
I'm from west Clare but living/gardening in Cavan. Your proximity to the coast will have a big affect on any trees you might want to grow so check local garden centres for advice before you buy. Hedges might need a shelter as the west wind can leave them bare. Keep an eye out for early potatoes called Leaguers which are popular in west Clare but still hard to find. As far as I know they are not available commercially.
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TryMyBest
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Susan,
Welcome. I'm living in East Clare (born & bred). I love the west side of the county. You should start calling to local gardening centers and asking them what is suitable for the area. Or as Sive says take lots of walks and see what is in other peoples gardens.

I think Cordylines grow well in costal areas. They were recommended to me as I have loads and loads of sand in my garden. I love them.
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