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beetroot
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:27 pm    Post subject: hello from south kerry Reply with quote

hi everyone,
im delighted to have found a gardening site for ireland, its a big help as our weather conditions can be tricky Smile

well i have 4 new raised beds and 2 very big shrub beds so ill be asking alot of questions very soon.
i have my soil all ready and have lettuce, scallions and onions and garlic growing under cover .
i am very very close to the sea so hardly ever get frost but can be fairly windy, and im still waiting for my hedge to grow for shelter, but god loves a tryer Laughing

only thing i have in the shrub beds are rose bushes i got in lidl for only 1.79euro each....a bargain Very Happy

talk to you all soon im sure
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Beetroot,
In a similar position in that I have just finish some raised veg beds and made some shrub beds last year that I haven't got round to planting yet, plenty of weeds in them but must do something soon. Live a bit inland so frost may be a problem for me, certainly wind is, as I'm up high, was reading on a blog today that wind dries plants out quicker than sunshine. Have put down some of those little tree's you buy in the supermarket to act as a wind break but going to be 3 or 4 years before they get to an adequate height. Look forward to reading what suggestions are made

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi AJ
well i feel like i have a blank canvas at the moment and im not sure where to start especially witht eh shrub beds....i have a good few clippings that i collected from friends and neighbours last yr and most of them have taken root but again its just too windy to plant them in the shrub bed .....will wait a little while....

well good luck with it all
thanks for comment
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi beetroot and welcome. Your about to get busy, nicely.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi bill

thanks for the welcome and im looking forward to getting stuck in now.

im sure ill have plenty failures but thats what ill learn form Razz

talk soon
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you certainly will have failures, as we all still do, but the important thing is to learn and never beat yourself up about it.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi Bill

oh i know, and i wont be letting it get to me either, im just loving being out in my garden , its like my therapy Very Happy

so after that anything that does grow is a bonus Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What type of hege did you put in so close to the sea beetroot? Oh welcome by the way. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome beetroot. scallions and lettuce but no beetroot. Whats going on. Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you for all the welcomes !!!!!!

i have forgotten the name of the hedge i put in but i choose it because i saw it growing alot in my area and i like the way it stays very close to the ground, so there is no real legs under it when its up and doing the job Smile
also it has a pretty pink tiny "blue bell" like flower on it, not at the moment thought and the leaves are a very rich green im trying to add a photo hope i can , i just took it a minute ago Confused
let me know the name if its one you recognise plz Confused
thanks again
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi beetroot and welcome. Your new hedge looks like escallonia. It's a great one for a windy spot. I also live on a high site - open to the elements! I have quite a bit and it does really well. Easy to grow from cuttings too, and evergreen as well. Have a look at the garden photo gallery and have a look at "my jungle garden" by Prudence. She has an amazing hedge that grew very quickly which aparently withstands the wind. Look forward to your posts. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there and Welcome.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi all , and thanks again for all the welcomes Smile

i had a look at the photo gallery there are some amazing pics in there i hope ill have some to add soon too Very Happy

I havent mastered the adding a photo part properly yet but getting there Embarassed

thanks again
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello beetroot, from North Clare your welcome, yes it looks like escallonia it grows well here and survives the Atlantic storms, dont let it grow to tall though
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello and welcome,
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