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Good guy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:26 am    Post subject: Hello from a newbie Reply with quote

Hello, another new person here.
I came across the site a couple of days ago and thought it would be good to get in touch with some other gardening 'heads'.

So, a bit about me and my garden. The garden is on a north facing slope overlooking Letterkenny and I've been working it for more than 20 years. The topsoil is sticky and drains poorly but the subsoil is a sandy clay which drains quite well. Where I've cultivated and added loads of organic stuff over the years the soil is good. The north west winds can be a problem, so shelter is important. Mostly, I have made an ornamental garden, though I have grown some things to eat most years. I have tried to make the garden as wildlife-friendly as I can and use virtually no chemicals.

Since retiring a couple of years ago, I have begun to make some changes. Some for ease of maintenance and some because I have, in theory, anyway, more time to garden. I know that sounds contradictory, but there you are! Two years ago I made a wildlife pond and it is going very well. Last year I planted an area of rough grass with loads of spring bulbs - they are coming up now and I'm looking forward to a swathe of colour. This year's project is to begin a 'proper' vegetable garden in a previously under-used part of the garden. And next year? I'll probably get rid of an underused and ugly terrace and replace some poorly built steps. I've some idea what I want to do there, but its still very fluid.

So, lots done and loads to do! I'm looking forward to hearing from you all.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, welcome, Good Guy.

If you can, can you post some pictures of your garden? A picture speaks a thousand words.

Enjoy the site.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Good Guy, how lovely it is to read about your garden on a very dreary and wet morning like this.....a morning when it is difficult to imagine needing a sun hat and gardening gloves ever again !
Enjoy the site...how about showing us a photo of all your spring bulbs, to cheer us up ?!!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome along dont be shy to join in everyone has something to contribute.
One of the better sites here with lots of advice and sometimes critism but all in good fun.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to IG Good guy!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hello Good Guy and welcome to the forum Very Happy Wink

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Good guy
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the welcomes. I'll be glad to post some photos when:
1 I have figured how to get them off my iPhone and onto the iPad
2 I have worked out how to post them.
The iPad is new, hence the difficulty. Do the instructions for posting pics as given on this site work with an iPad, too? They sound as though written for a PC.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome along
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello and welcome,
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