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Mayo
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:56 pm    Post subject: Hello from Mayo Reply with quote

Hi,
We are new in Mayo and Ireland.
We have a lovely place but it really needs work.
Lots of potential though and great great soil to work with.
We have planted a load of apples, pears and plums with some raspberries, blackberries , balckcurrants, redcurrants and gooseberries.
Over to one side my partner has rotavated and planted out a load of veggies that are doing really well.
I have planted a lot of herbs and done lots of my favourite flowers, night scented stocks, I just love them.
I am keen to learn how to produce a lawn of white clover, a lawn of creeping thyme and a camomile lawn, for 3 different parts of our lawn.
I think the textures and scents from these lawns make then a lot more interesting than plain old grass plus you don't have to mow it so much
I hope to make new friends here and learn a lot form more experienced gardeners
Thank you Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Mayo.....you have chosen a beautiful part of the country to live in, I hope you are very happy in your new garden. You'll find lots of enthusiastic gardeners on this site.....most of us muddling along and learning as we go !
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome. I'm also in Mayo. We have the problem that we are really exposed. Nothing between us and the Atlantic other than Croagh Patrick. When we moved here 4 years ago we bought 14 fruit trees. We now have 5. We've had beautiful blossom but no fruit as the blooming crows eat everything. Even uprooting over a 100 crocus out of the tubs ( I actually saw them doing it) Failing that I wouldn't swap it for the world.
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Mayo
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi to you both and thank you for the warm welcome.

Margo I have also put fruit trees and shrubs in the top field, I hope they don't go the same way as yours!! haha

Sounds terrible, we have so many birds here too but I have never seen them trying to get anything that we've planted yet, but I suppose they do that in the autumn and winter months when food is scarce, Im guessing lol

I wouldn't move from Mayo either, its the most beautiful place on earth!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, welcome, Mayo.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Margo wrote:
We've had beautiful blossom but no fruit as the blooming crows eat everything. Even uprooting over a 100 crocus out of the tubs ( I actually saw them doing it) Failing that I wouldn't swap it for the world.


Get a kite hawk from Birdcontrol.ie Should solve your problem with crows.

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Mayo
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kindredspirit,

Thank you for the info, looking into it now Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mayo and welcome
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Mayo
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi David k

Thank you for the welcome Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to IG Mayo!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum Smile I am quite new here myself but there is a lot of good and useful advice and help offer!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi sugar ape and Sam garden

Thank you for welcoming me 🍀🍀
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