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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject: Hi Folks Reply with quote

Hi Folks, my name is Vincent and I'm new to the forum. I've been back in the garden and veg patch since the middle of last summer and I've just about finished all the hard labor getting it sorted and my back has just about recovered too Laughing
Would like get some tips and help if needed from yourselves. At the moment I'm planting up the veg patch, herbs and flowers for bees and insects etc..

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Morning, Vincent, and welcome. Just put any queries you might have on the forum and you'll get help, but it's as well to remember that there are very few 'right' answers. Absorb advice and make your decisions but don't worry if some items conflict with others. What works for one person may not suit another. Good luck.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome. I got a cutting of a Monarda ( bergamot) plant. I have just planted it out. The bees love them
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome vincent. good work on the veg patch.

i'm fairly new here too.. they're ok, most of them. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name and shame Cravings, name and shame.
Welcome Vincent, even though you are from Kilkenny, says me spitting after writing the word!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Vincent and welcome to IG.

I'm revamping part of my garden to grow more herbs and 'medicinal' plants for me AND the bees. Perhaps we can swap notes. What's the drainage like in your garden? I've failed with herbs in the past due to the drainage being not good enough.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe you failed Sue because your 'medicinal plants' were taken away by the RUC!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers everyone. Sue it's a south facing site on a slope so there's no problems with drainage.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Maybe you failed Sue because your 'medicinal plants' were taken away by the RUC!!!
RUC? You are a bit out of date aren't you?
No it is all down to the drainage. I had a thyme plant self-seed in the drive, hadn't the heart to move it. It's outlived all the others.

Vincent, my garden faces south, slopes slightly to the west, has a drainage ditch all around it, but the only bit in sun for most of the day has imported topsoil that is very slow to drain - go figure Confused It's also in the middle of a bog - but I can't grow rhodo's as the previous owner limed the soil for veg. We are never satisfied are we? Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only put in the RUC as it was they that arrested you for your little misdemeanour!

So now it is a drainage ditch? Two years ago it was "a midge infested sceogh". How times change with a little hard work applied.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also have a lemon balm self seeded in a crack of concrete ground and a Rosemary in a stoney verge so yep drainage is important very important for herbs
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it's amazing just where they WILL grow. It seems for some herbs (from the Med) the poorer the soil the better.
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