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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steed died a few weeks ago.
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Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sue, are you still looking for some bog bean? The person who sells it (as a 'blood cleanser') near Letterkenny is still in business. If you want I can call and see if they can provide a piece of the plant. I wouldn't mind a bit myself so it would be no bother.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That would be nice, thanks.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had 3 tonne of soil delivered this morning. By 6PM I'd moved about 1 1/2 tonne. I am Cream- Crackered! (you're a bright boy Tagwex - you'll figure it out)

I've been using it to build up the edges to the stream, trying to disguise the filter and create a 'beach' of pebbles for the wildlife.

I'm going to watch 'The Autistic Gardener now'. Then collapse into bed.



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Figured it out alright, talking about your lineage once more. The other thing I would have figured out would have been to get the mini digger again.
Looking good though. The pond and spillway I mean, not you!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sue. A piece of bog bean is currently resting in my pond, having undertaken the first stage of its journey to Belleek. I got it from John Sweeney of Ballymaleel.
The next step is to get it to you. If you're in no hurry, I'm sure I'll be going to Belcoo at some time over the summer and I could bring it with me then. Whatever, if you want to discuss details, feel free to pm me.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other Medicinal purposes include Rheumatism...Rheumatoid Arthritis...Loss of Appetite...upset Stomachs...Indigestion relief...and the Leaves can be used for Food flavouring also...
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John says one of our local GPs recommends it for psoriasis when conventional remedies fail.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's great! Good to know it has so many uses. If it grows as fast as the one I had in England, I'll be hauling out tonnes of it over the Summer. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Despite the weather, we ARE making progress. OH has started the Tea House and I have started the planting. I bought a few fish, goldfish, shubunkins (?) and 2 blue Orfe and they have polished off the midge larvae.

My sister is coming over at the end of the month, it would be nice to have a roof on the Tea House by then - weather permitting!



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I love the 2nd last picture....it looks so natural... fair play to you and the OH...
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hi getting there.jack
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sue,

That looks really lovely - how is it dong now? Did ye get the roof on?

V impressed!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that Sunflower.

If you look at the 'What did you do today' thread, you will see more up to date photo's. Still a way to go, but we are getting there.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought I'd update this thread. Work has slowed down a little lately, due to a combination of finances, weather and OH 'spraining' his wrist (which is now in plaster!)

We have asked a neighbour (who makes kitchens and fitted bedrooms) to make the doors for us. Then OH can finish the electrics. Then we just need stone for the paths and a length of drain pipe to make the 'tiles' for the edge of the roof.

Not that much more to do. Very Happy The bit of wood on the roof has clear floor varnish on it. It's there to see if it shines too much - I don't think it does. So I think I'll varnish the roof for extra protection.



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