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SOMETHING TO COVER MY OIL TANK


 
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Margo
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 6:25 pm    Post subject: SOMETHING TO COVER MY OIL TANK Reply with quote

I want something to cover my oil tank. We are up high and if I look down my back garden I see Crough Patrick so that will show you how exposed we are. We get very high winds, at the moment really bad. I want something thats pretty hardy possibly evergreen and quite quick growing
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you thought of bamboo. Kindredspirit had thread called HARDY AND NOT SO HARDY BAMBOOS, back in March, and he had a photo of a garage that he screened off with bamboo and it looked fab.

Definetly work a look
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thankyou for that. To be quite honest bamboo is one of my least favourite plants. I thought at first a cotoneaster or pyracantha but I'm not sure what that would be with the winds.
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both will be fine, I have planted a pyracantha in an open spot and it has grown really well, it did need something to grab on to though. For this summer you could trail sweet pea up the tank and you will have colour and cut flowers for the house.
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got sweet peas ready to go in but I thought it might be to windy for them.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plant Bamboo at your peril!. After a few years you will have it coming up everywhere: in your flower beds, paths and under walls. It's not suitable for any small garden or even any medium sized garden. Very hard to get rid of!
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny enough I've just been reading off of another Forum how one poor person has been invaded by their neighbours bamboo. They've dug down 2 foot only to find more roots, some an inch thick. I'm so glad I'm not a lover of the plant so never experienced what it can do. Thankyou for the advise anyway.
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 4:03 pm    Post subject: SOMETHING TO COVER MY OIL TANK Reply with quote

If you are on high ground in sight of Croagh Patrick you need really wind-proof cover. You won't be a million miles from Killary harbour and Clifden. About half way between the two is a highly specialised nursery on the coast which does any plant you would ever need for dealing withb the Atlantic. It's years since I was there but I know they're still in business. One product they did then was a netting which was storm proof but let the air through. So you planted behind this netting and got a double advantage of immediate screening AND the plants in the lee got a chanch to grow straight.
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Margo
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a lot. I've just googled it and its the seaside nursery and garden centre at Claddachduff Clifden Galway. I've got to go over that way next Friday so I will have a look. Thanks alot once again. Will let you know how I get on. OH won't be happy as I usually spend loads in those sort of places.
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