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Where I live: Dalkey, Co Dublin Member since: February 2012 Last here: 913 days 21 hours ago
About my garden: My garden. Approximately a1/2 acre. The garden was first planted in the 30ies and has seen some changes. I re-introduced a vegetable garden about 4 years ago. There are some very mature trees, a Eucalyptus which I had topped about 10 years ago but is again about Ft 80 we have a photo of it when it was first planted ( a tiny stick of a thing) . The garden has some long challenging borders, and I plan to add more paths and more planting. There are three different water elements, a lot of gravel (drive way) I use no weed killer except a salt and vinegar mix ,a lot of hoeing, I do enjoy the physical work of the garden, some times too much! There are , 9 different compost heaps in the garden and this year I have used my leaf mould for seedlings , I aim to garden keeping all on site, as I either burn (in the fire grate in the house) or shred all large woody items. It is an all year garden ,with play room for youngsters , adults and wildlife, a wonderful space, not perfect.
More about me: I have been gardening since I was a child. In recent years I have studied Horticulture with the Dublin School of Horticulture, with further study in Senior College Dun Laoghaire where I completed two full years resulting in a HNDiploma in Garden Design. All of this was aimed at helping me with my own garden. With an expensive growing family , I really want to develop my own space more, stay focused , sow seeds at the correct time, propagate at the correct time etc. as a result I am about to start gardening classes here , again to keep me focused I have also a web site. www.dalkeygardenschool.com. Classes start 26 January - kick off for Spring . I intend the classes to be informative,fun and mind opening. I m now enterting my 4th year, having won a bronze medal at Bloom 2015 last June.
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