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Micks Garden
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:06 pm    Post subject: Hello from Clare Reply with quote

Hello .
Newbee here.
Retired Nursery Man with a near new Garden 60 x 60 mtrs will be looking for some tips as the spring progresses .
So far I have erected a 40 x 20 poly tunnel , dug a great big hole which I hope to transform in to a pond, built a raised bed with a stone wall, planted a load of fruit bushes and that's about it .
(note Nursery Man not Gardener)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds brilliant and you're very welcome.

Have you any pics?

And you're welcome to visit Coolwater for ideas if you like. Let me know in advance.
www.coolwatergarden.com

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mick, and welcome. I look forward to hearing all about your garden and plans for it. Some photo's would be nice.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome on board. Surely a nursery man and a gardener go hand in hand. How did you advise people over the years for what suited their gardens best???
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Surely a nursery man and a gardener go hand in hand.

Not always .
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Explain please. I'm intrigued.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She who must be obeyed wanted a pond 4ft deep, work started in 2012 , but then due to other life events the job was never finished , but this is my year, the pond will be completed or filled in .
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:02 pm    Post subject: The Tunnel Reply with quote

Days after finishing the build


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boulders are lovely (although they look small). Rock garden beckons ! Smile Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Mick. Don't know how I've missed this, but it's great to see a new face on here.
That's some hole! I'm sure the pond will be very good. Size-wise it will put my effort to shame.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Explain please. I'm intrigued.

Should have said Veg Gardener , I know nothing of veggies and I have set aside a space for a small plot - so will need help there.
Herbaceous are my thing and I will be doing a lot of divisions over the next few weeks , I will try and get a few pix .
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhhh a different ball game altogether.
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