Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland

Yipeee!!!! Been given a piece of land to cultivate :-)


 
Most Recent Posts Christmas reading.
Last post: Greengage
2016 Vegetable quizz.
Last post: Greengage
At last! A garden joke. (except maybe it's not a joke!)
Last post: Sue Deacon
Skimmia seed wanted
Last post: Brendankearns
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
Sundew
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 22 May 2008
Posts: 49
Location: Dublin but planning to move home to the whest!

PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:17 pm    Post subject: Yipeee!!!! Been given a piece of land to cultivate :-) Reply with quote

I just got a great piece of news today from the managment company who run the apartment block where I live in.
I was in touch with them recently about the possibility of using a tiny strip of land behind my apartment to grow some veg. They got back to me today and gave me their blessing.
It's great as it's fenced off with a locked gate and has a water tap also.
the only problem I see is that it is on a slight incline and I have yet to find out what the soil is like. I'm thinking poor and posssibly contains some builders rubble. I have been given a key and am going down to investigate it in the morning.
There are some newly planted trees and shrubs and a nice high stone wall behind.
I will have to chose a spot on the strip to cultivate . Any tips?
I will try and post a a picture of the site

_________________
"Don't wear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated by bees"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
inishindie
Rank attained: Tree plantation keeper


Joined: 27 May 2007
Posts: 563
Location: inishowen Ireland

PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:09 am    Post subject: great news Reply with quote

Fantastic news Sundew.......

So many possibilities.

Check which way is north/south and the inline sounds good too especially for drainage and light... get a soil testing kit and start checking out places to get some free topsoil/well rotted muck...........When the photo's come we can give more tips.....Like choosing a place not too near the trees etc.....

Exciting stuff.........

_________________
if you are interested in raised vegetable beds and veggie growing I have a new website - raisedbeds.net We're busy on social networking too and have over 12,000 members in the group.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Sarah Evans
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 04 Oct 2008
Posts: 84
Location: Cork, Ireland

PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is fantastic news Sundew just shows you don't get unless you ask. It may also mean the management company will offer others the chance to take up vacant land for the purpose of growing. Sounds like a win win situation.

Look forward to the pictures.

_________________
The Secret Garden Centre
Newmarket
Co Cork
029 60084
www.thesecretgardener.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
windy
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 12 Nov 2008
Posts: 55
Location: Co Cork

PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great news Sundew , sound like you have a tough job ahead but you certainly have the enthusiasm and wont it be great reaping the results of all that hard work
Good luck and keep us posted Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sundew
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 22 May 2008
Posts: 49
Location: Dublin but planning to move home to the whest!

PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went down to have a look at the site today. It's not as steep as I thought but may benefit from terraced planting. Good high wall for shelter. there are some small shrubs and trees on the site but I have a chosen a piece of ground away from them. The site is on the Southerly side of the apartment blocks so gets good sun for most of the day.

I am posting 2 photos of the plot where I intend to stake my claim Very Happy I have no
doubt that some others who live in the complex will join me and hopefully it will develop into a community garden.



The actual strip of land and the area where I wish to put my plot.



Looking from the path up toward the high wall!

_________________
"Don't wear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated by bees"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sive
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 18 Apr 2008
Posts: 1731
Location: Co.Wexford

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great...not as tiny as you initially described.......I hope there isn't too much rubbish under that grass !
Good luck with all the work.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sundew
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 22 May 2008
Posts: 49
Location: Dublin but planning to move home to the whest!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sive wrote:
That looks great...not as tiny as you initially described.......I hope there isn't too much rubbish under that grass !
Good luck with all the work.


Thanks Sive. No it's not a tiny as the impression I gave.
I'm going to wait till after the bank holiday weekend to do atrial dig!

_________________
"Don't wear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated by bees"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sarah Evans
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 04 Oct 2008
Posts: 84
Location: Cork, Ireland

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats more a small strip, I really hope it does become a community garden.

I love the wall on the back you can imagine once planted it will be an amazing space.

_________________
The Secret Garden Centre
Newmarket
Co Cork
029 60084
www.thesecretgardener.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Sundew
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 22 May 2008
Posts: 49
Location: Dublin but planning to move home to the whest!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sarah: I am quite enthusiastic about the whole thing and I do think it would be a very valuable asset for the apartment complex. I love the old high wall too. Beautiful stonework and I'm sure it could tell some tales Smile
_________________
"Don't wear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated by bees"
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2016 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)