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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 7:49 pm    Post subject: G,day Reply with quote

G,day,

My name is Rob and I'm a 49 yr old Scot who has returned to the N Hemisphere after 20 years living in Australia. I am in the process of buying a house in Costello near Rossaveal Connemara.

The house has 6 acres of garden that was planned and planted 20 yrs ago and looks like it hasnt been touched since so it will be an adventure getting it sorted out.

I look forward to chatting on the forum.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome along wow six acres put up some pics i would to see what the mayhem looks like
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Rob, what a lovely part of the world to be settling in, and what a challenge to take on six acres, too. Lots of "before and after" photos needed to keep you motivated.
Good luck with the move.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guid efternuin Rob. Very Happy

You're very welcome here.

6 acres? You'll need to take an aerial photograph to show us the task you've ahead of you. Wink

I presume you'll be leaving most of it natural.

Pop up some photographs of what it's like as soon as you can. (I was only joking about the aeroplane! Laughing )

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:21 pm    Post subject: Thanks for the welcomes Reply with quote

Thanks for the welcomes
I shall take some shots around the grounds when I get over next time. Here is one looking back towards the house with the water lillies in the pond.



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is FABULOUS!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:39 am    Post subject: I fell in love with it Reply with quote

kindredspirit wrote:
That is FABULOUS!


Yeah when I saw the advert photos I couldnt believe the asking price, when I went to see the house it does need some work, new windows, new kitchen etc but the garden is just amazing, most of it you need a machete to get through but it was all well planned and laid out 20 years ago so its mostly a case of losing some trees and branches letting the light in and pruning like mad.

My wifes youngest brother used to be the head gardener at the Kingsmills hotel in Inverness and he lives here in Ireland now too, so he is going to come up and give me some advice on the different bushes and how to get them back looking good.

I worked in the forest for a couple of years when I left college so taking down trees will take me back more than a few years.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep us updated with photos Rob, because I think this post is going to be brilliant.

It'll be the "Lost Garden of Derrykyle", instead of the Lost gardens of Heligan or of Dewstow.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hadn't noticed the name of your house...Derrykyle means oak wood I imagine. That could be a great start for your project, to plant a native oak wood, if the old oaks have gone by now.
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