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PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:55 pm    Post subject: hello from north clare Reply with quote

i moved here 4 years ago, never grown anything, have a large garden and a feild 80m x 80m, it has been grazed by horses and donkeys for years, i'm thinking of fencing off part to grow vegitables, found this web site realy interesting
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, you should have a nicely fertilised plot Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there and Welcome Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:46 pm    Post subject: Re: hello from north clare Reply with quote

blownin wrote:
it has been grazed by horses and donkeys for years, i'm thinking of fencing off part to grow vegitables, found this web site realy interesting


No time like the present blownin. Im sure the horses and donkeys wont mind giving up a bit of space in return for a few turnips tossed over the fence after you grow them yourself.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds a good sized plot, which way does it face ? any plans yet ? I love the excitement of a new garden, you can plant and grow almost anything ! Have you put in any fruit trees or are you going with flowers only ?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the reply's the garden faces south a few miles north from the cliffs of moher about two miles from the sea, we get the full blast from the storms idont think fruit trees would last long here i,m going to plant vegetables in it bought some seeds and trays today
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shelter belt comes immediately comes to mind !!! it sure must be windy there !!!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might put up a post & rail fence around the plot, with some fine plastic mesh on it to cut down on the wind.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea, Blownin. People used to say to me how lucky I was to garden most of my life in walled gardens. They Couldn't have been more wrong! The winds strikes the wall and leaps over it, crashing down on your crops, Beans and peas and such like can be devastated. Why did they build walled gardens, you may ask. Well they did have some advantages, Apples, pears, red and white currants could be grown espallier or cordon type against the wall. Peaches the same way against south walls, and of course the walls were heated with fires to get early crops.
Walls were often 12' high and one cordon or espallier tree grown the hight of the wall produced massive amounts of fruit and took up relatively little space. Shrubs, trees and fences with mesh are much better, the slow the wind down passing through and there is not so much a rise over the top with less crashing down on your crop. I suppose one disadvantage is the root space required for the natural wind break.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Bill, i have put up the post & rail fence around the plot today 25meters X 12meters, good black soil about 12 Inch deep then a blue clay, came out of the post holes. must take some photos of the plot and try and put them on this site.
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