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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:20 pm    Post subject: Rain Reply with quote

The rain in Ireland falls mainly in the west, or so it seems!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

think of all the moisture that is being stored in the soil for the dry summer ahead. The rain also helps to washout excessive salts accumulated in the soil after a crop.
Nature always provides in advance, so we must be going to have a fine spell soon.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:16 am    Post subject: I now have waterfront property! Reply with quote

There has been so much rain of late that I had to build a pond in the front yard (will be a midge breeding station come May). I now have waterfront property! Don't plant tulips or bulbs that will rot anywhere near standing water. Nor heather, azaleas. Rhodos are still doing well. I put in some copper beech along the fence line and am searching out for silver birch. Trees help to sop up the moisture. Keep off the turf in the wet as it will leave indentations in your grass. But it's also an opportune time to rent, or borrow a roller to even out the ridges. Digging is also easier in the wet though the sod is heavy. I certainly made more beds in the spring than I could manage in the fall.
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