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cardigan
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:56 am    Post subject: Hi all. Reply with quote

New garden I hope, from the County of clay & rock Longford Sad but hope to create a cottage garden with your help Laughing Made a start and its been hard work but plants seem to be doing well even if the soil is bad, tried to improve it with sharp sand, peat and farm yard manure, one has to try. My favourite flower is the Lupin so hoping for something special from them, along the lines of Arthur Russell Wink .
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome cardigan....lupins are indeed beautiful and so easy to grow from seed too.
If you are gardening on clay, you will transform it in a few short years by adding lots of home-made compost....and manure too. Clay is very fertile, but needs "opening up".
Just some other cottage-garden flowers i love are aquilegias, astrantias and thalictrum, cosmos and all the wonderful hardy geraniums.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, many thanks for the welcome. I have noted the plants you mentioned will have a look on the web about them. I had to put the main flower bed North facing, so it only has at the most 4/5 hours Sun, that's when you see the Sun lol, which is a very rare occasion these days in Ireland.
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