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Where I live: Oldcastle, Co Meath Member since: January 2013 Last here: 1887 days 18 hours ago
About my garden: My garden, oh why did you ask me that? It's such an embarrassment, it really is. I wanted acres of my own garden to do my own thing so I could sit and enjoy it in my retirement. I didn't realise I would be forced into early retirement. We bought a beautiful cottage with 3 acres of nothing but character, it had no garden, but my plan was to let the hedgerows grow wild for the wildlife, set aside around 1 acre as wild meadow then landscape the rest with woodland walks, a huge pond, a physics garden and a huge herb plot, with rose gardens here and herbaceous gardens there etc etc ad infinitum, or is it nauseum? Anyway, that was stopped in it's tracks. I now have what I call 3 acres of wild garden. I try and think of ways to get it knocked into shape, like hold a garden planting bar-B-que, everyone brings a spade, or a fork or even a trowel and a plant if they feel inclined and they all plant at least one plant while the barbie is cooking the grub. It hasn't happened yet, so my garden, a
More about me: I'm fanatical about orchids. I worked most of my life as a gardener, a few as a landscape gardener. I've grown orchids for around 35 years, maybe more, who's counting :-) I'm retired now due to disability, so please, all you gardeners out there, look after your body and listen to what it's telling you, I didn't. Now I import orchids and sell them, well, I sell them when I'm not giving them away. My wife has to do most of the work, she knows nothing about gardening, but does it for me :-) so I suppose it's her little business really. If you ask me a question about orchids, expect page after page after page as a reply, I just can't condense it into a paragraph. Maybe you will catch my passion.

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