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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HI Dave, I can only imagine what a wonderful view you must have, as we enjoy nightly sunsets over the Blackstairs Mountains and feel just as grateful as you do.........but to see the sun sink into the Atlantic has to be the best view in Ireland, no contest.
I take photos at times, when the sunset is spectacular and really love looking at them in midwinter when the days are so short.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another tip for hanging baskets.

Drop a handful of ice cubes into the middle.

They'll slowly melt and save you doing contortions with a watering can.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its true that all "The best things in life are free"its a pity People dont stand still long enough to realise that,during the Winter Months I walk the deserted Beach in Mullaghmore I marvel at the Silvery Sun and the Snowcapped Mountains across the Bay,the White Horses pounding the Rocks,the Sea spray hitting my Face, the Sand swirling around my Feet,little stupid things to many People, they are the ones who are missing out,
My thought for the Day is"Dont knock it til' you've tried it".We have the Grand Daughter staying with us for the past Week so no Gardening has been done,I thought I was in for a handy Week,give me the back-breaking Gardening any time she has me worn out,Tomorrow (Sunday) we are taking her Home to Cork then Mon/Tue its back to the Sweat and Dirt.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:07 pm    Post subject: best way to garden Reply with quote

The best way to garden is with a good plan, a cool drink to hand and a steady man to dig.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:18 pm    Post subject: tip Reply with quote

Throw your old banana skins on the soil surface near the roses...They contain calcium, sulphur, phosphates, sodium and silica...just right to keep those roses looking great....

Camellias benefit from old tea leaves...

When rinsing milk bottles and cartons add water and shake then use this to water the plants growing against you walls. They tend to get dry so this will help you remember. The milk is a mild manure too....

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toss any rusty Nails or Screws you may have into your Beds mixing well into the Soil,great for the Plants.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing this very helpful information! Your tips are valuable.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those old rusty nails were also put in with Hydraengas to keep them blue. A another tip.... Take a twig peel a bit off with a potato peeler and hey presto you have a plant label . Use a permanent marker. Or if you can get your hands on an apple or orange or other fruit case the wood on those can be cut up to use. Saved buying little plastic ones
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