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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:01 pm    Post subject: New member Reply with quote

Hi, my name is Lucinda and I live in North Cork. I have a small cottage which is very exposed on top of a hill, but with great views. I have very little by the way of garden at the moment and a rather long, thin plot. I am hoping to create a cottage-garden type effect and would be very grateful for any suggestions that anyone may have. I will take some pictures and post them but I am not sure which thread I should be posting them on. Perhaps someone might point me in the right direction.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome lucinda, best of luck with you garden.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A cottage garden sounds gorgeous...start immediately with packets of foxglove seeds. Even though they are biennial, once they flower and set seed next year, you'll have them for ever.
Good luck with your gardening!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: New member Reply with quote

Welcome Lucinda. If want to just show off your garden you can post the pics here......... Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area or if you would like some advice on laying out your plot, then you post them here Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland along with any questions you may have.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Lucinda

Cottage gardens go very well with cottages ! So already having the cottage gives you a head start Laughing Welcome and enjoy the gardening.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Lucinda
Hope you enjoy setting up your new garden. I have two words of advice for you : Horse & manure !
All the best
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome Lucinda,looking forward to pics,and i thought of holyhocks for your garden,sweet pea,buddliea and lavender, and of course the sun!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, and thank you all for your welcome and advice. I can't wait to plant the hollyhocks and sweetpea and foxgloves.... and the buddleia and, and and....

I want to do a lavender hedge on either side of the the path (that is not there yet) There is so much stuff that would be lovely. I will take some photos this week and post them then I can ask more specific questions about north facing banks and the like.

Thanks again.

Lucinda
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello all gardeners in Ireland. I am a new member but I live in Canada. Although I have not been to Ireland I love to be able to view the landscapes of the country and hope one day to visit Ireland.
I have joined this forum becasue I am a student and love to find out what everyone is doing in their own gardeners and what works for them. So thank you for letting me join. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:57 am    Post subject: New member Reply with quote

Welcome Paul
I visited a garden on an exposed site in west Cork where the owner had created sheltered spaces using fushia bushes that were shaped into arbours. This allowed him to grow lots on a windy hillside. He shaped the garden like a maze which the children loved. Fushia seems to make a great windbarrier.

Best of luck.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Lucinda, welcome. Well you have come to the right place for advice, there are lots of very friendly knowledgeable people here. Look forward to seeing your photos. Best of luck with your project.
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