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thosmc
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:41 pm    Post subject: Newbie Reply with quote

Hi Everyone Im new to all things gardening and will probably torment the life and soul out of people on here for advice.Please be patient with me while I educate myself on the difference between annuals- bi annuals-perrenials etc..
I look forward to having a garden my wife will be happy to spend time in.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome thosmc.....ask away...it's the way we all learn, we share both problems and solutions here !
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome T...glad you joined us...we're all the one here...keen and eager so dont be a stranger...what neck of the woods do you hail from...
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the way up ere in Dublin. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would really love some vibrant colourful flowers to tempt 'er indoors ...outdoors .!
Most of them would be in containers as my back gardens tiny,and half of it is paved over.Any suggestions would be appreciated.Im a bit windswept up here in Tallaght so anything too delicate probably wouldnt last too long.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's hard to beat dahlias for vibrant colours around this time of year !
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To late to plant dahlias but thats a jolly good idea. Plant all your tubs with spring bulbs and come spring they will be very colourful. Then plant dahlias or chrysanthemum and you will have colour through summer into Autumn.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I lived in Springfield back in the 70's before Touring the Country for a few years eventually returning to Kilnamanagh in the late 90's...got itchy feet again in 2006 and Emigrated to Sligo so I know your description of your postage stamp garden...big difference in Country Gardens.

Stick a stamp on a large Envelope and compare the sizes...thats it...now you have it...anyway if you have any photos of the garden { now dont go cleaning it up} we like a blank canvas to bring out our creative Flair Rolling Eyes joke...come Spring you wont know your garden...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeez I have a few photos but nothing that would inspire anyone! Wink
Il have to figure out how to post them.
I read over the tips to do this but technophobe that I am most of it went over my head.!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thosmc wrote:
Jeez I have a few photos but nothing that would inspire anyone! Wink
Il have to figure out how to post them.
I read over the tips to do this but technophobe that I am most of it went over my head.!!


Bet if you asked your Kid He / She would have no problem doing it...I always have to wait til' mine visit... Embarassed the shame of it...
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thosmc
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I'll bet she could.
But I think I'll persevere till I figure it out.
Can't be that hard can it? Question Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear from another new member. Welcome, Thosmc. Planting bulbs in containers would be a great way of getting some spring colour.
For some immediate winter interest, have a look at the planted-up containers in the garden centres. They will have a good choice of suitable plants on sale. You could buy similar plants and plant them up yourself much more cheaply. Site them near a door or patio window where she can't but see them.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks good guy
Im gonna have to do summat!! Embarassed
Its getting messy out there!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It will get messy before it gets better...but it will be worth it in the long run...over the Winter Months drop into your local Library and pop over to the Gardening section where a Wealth of Information awaits you...and anything that your not sure about discuss it with us.
You will be amazed when the Adrenalin begins to start pumping in your Veins with all the ideas you will have for the Spring...we were all at that stage ourselves.
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