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daigo75
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:49 pm    Post subject: Hi from Enniskerry Reply with quote

Hi all,
I was already member of the forum, but I've been absent for a while. I now moved to Enniskerry, and I'd like to ask some suggestions to the experts, since I'd like to start growing vegetables again. Basically, where I live now I have several issues to solve:
- The soil is very heavy and muddy, due to the presence of water nearby. Should I "thin" it with sand?
- I live very close to a forest, which brings with it a constant presence of rabbits (recently reduced in number by Myxomatosis, but still a threat). Amongst the visitors there are also deers, even if less frequently. Any suggestion on how to deal with them? Possibly cheaply, I'm renting and I cannot spend too much as I could have to remove it in a few years.
- The area is frequently swept by strong gales. How can I protect plants such as tomatoes?

I also have a few questions from a "trees and flowers" perspective:
- There are several trees in the garden, some seem to be plums but their fruits are tiny, the size of a cherry (and incredibly sour). I'm not an expert of fruit trees, could it be that they became "wild" because of the lack of care? In such case, are they recoverable?
- Many of the trees have been taken over by blackberries. They are heavily tangled, it's like a giant "cage of thorns". Any recommendation on how to remove them?

Sorry for having been very long, there is a lot to do in this garden and I'm a bit lost; any help/hint/suggestion on where to start is extremely welcome! Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back daigo75. Smile
you will get better responses if you post the questions in their appropriate sections of the forum ie. rabbits in the weeds and pest section and How can I protect plants such as tomatoes in the vegetable growing section.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks verge, I was a bit in a hurry and I condensed everything. I'll split the post in several questions. Smile
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