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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:38 pm    Post subject: Small Gardens Reply with quote

Hi All,
I sometimes hear people complain that they can do nothing with their gardens because they are too small so I thought I'd post some pics of our small back garden which gives us so much joy.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, like that garden. Very Happy Very Happy

A bit of work watering those pots all the time, though.

Are they butterflies from the "The Butterfly Man" in Wales?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi kindredspirit. Thanks for the comment. I've actually visited the Butterfly Man's house twice. Ours are bought from a nic nac in the main st Kells Co Meath and painted by the wife.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:12 pm    Post subject: gardening in a small space Reply with quote

Hey Hitbit, I have this shoe-box left over from a recent purchase at Clarks. I was thinking of re-cycling it but after seeing your achievement with a garden even smaller than mine I was wondering if you had e'er a bit of spare time to give the shoebox an oul go over?

One thing about watering a small place is you don't have to walk half the county to actually DO the watering lol

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very neat Walltoall, very neat indeed. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:19 am    Post subject: Shoebox Reply with quote

Hi Walltoall,

Even I would be tasked to tasked to landscape a shoebox but then again in men in black a whole world existed in a tiny globe on a dogs collar.
However your mention of the shoebox has given me an idea about my bird feeding station. I hope to work on this idea and will post a pic soon.

Thanks

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:18 am    Post subject: Economy of scale and space Reply with quote

Go for it HitBit, Me and tunnel are your bestest fans. Your garden is inspirational. It's entirely at the other end of the spectrum from KindredSpirits spectacular Limerick example but in some ways is even more cunning. It's kinda reminiscent of ships in bottles or sculpting on the lead point of a pencil.

How come you can get bird tables but you never hear of bird chairs or bird tablecloths?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, savage garden!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Economy of scale and space Reply with quote

walltoall wrote:


How come you can get bird tables but you never hear of bird chairs or bird tablecloths?


Lol

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:55 pm    Post subject: Shoebox Reply with quote

Hi Walltoall,
Here are some pics of our new weather protected small bird feeder, inspired by your mention of the shoebox. The little guys are already using same, their meals safe from the starlings etc. We think this will prove a huge success when winter comes.
Thanks for the inspiration.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Economy of scale and space Reply with quote

walltoall wrote:
Go for it HitBit, Me and tunnel are your bestest fans. Your garden is inspirational. It's entirely at the other end of the spectrum from KindredSpirit's rubbish Limerick example but in some ways is even more cunning. It's kinda reminiscent of ships in bottles or sculpting on the lead point of a pencil.



I think Hitbit's garden is way better.

A lot of thought has gone into it.

If I had more time and even more importantly.....money.... I couild have made mine way, way better. Half my plants are "nicked" from local farmers. If anyone has loads of money I could design a really stupendous garden for them.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of thought and planning has gone into yours also Kindred and the results are spectacular. Also the ongoing photo/text blog/diary here on IrishGardeners over the past three years or more. And ALL on one thread. Did I spell spectacular "r u b b i s h" or is James' infamous spam program rasing it's ugly head. Kevin, yourself and HitBit are on the same rainbow as far as I'm concerned even though ye're at different ends. It's the planning that impresses me. From both of you. I'm plotting how to get myself on that rainbow even as I waffle away.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:50 pm    Post subject: Small Gardens Reply with quote

Hi All,

Thanks for the nice comments. I don't think its fair to say one garden is better than another as there are so many variations, sizes, ground type, localities, budgets,needs and time availability. I think the important thing is to make your garden another room rather than the space outside if you catch my drift. We put a lot into our garden because we love it. For us It has become the most amazing hobby and form of relaxation. Despite having quite limited space in our surbuban Dublin back garden we set out to establish our own little piece of Wicklow to enjoy. We started off buying everything but with an awful lot of kind advice from the members here we now grow many things from seeds and or shoots. We make as many of the timber items as possible ourselves. Can you believe we were quoted €4,500 euro for the decking so elected to do the job ourselves total cost €1016 including buying a cross cut saw. Those who are blessed with gardens regardless of size should go and enjoy them as there are many who don't have the benefit. We often pass apartments with tiny balconies full of beautiful flowers etc and think imagine what those folk would do with a garden.


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