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GROWING ONIONS IN A RAISED BED

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Be nice and share…KNOW YOUR ONIONS I love growing onions. They’re fresher, more flavoursome and generally give your eyes a good watering far more than their supermarket sisters. Like carrots, onions are a staple in our house. We love them and have them in everything. Again it’s not about saving money as onions are cheap […]

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GROWING PEAS IN RAISED BEDS

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Be nice and share…I wasn’t able to get started on growing peas in raised beds until quite late in the year. This was because of my accident which had me confined to a wheelchair, then crutches for most of this year so far  So rather than do nothing in the garden I began planting as […]

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Rocks and stones

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Be nice and share…In my Galway garden there are more rocks and stones than soil. Some people say that during the Celtic Tiger period, soil was taken away from sites and sold, then sold again – back to whoever bought the same house and site a year later! Could this be true? I asked myself… […]

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Stoney Grey Soil

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Be nice and share… STONEY GREY SOIL BY PATRICK KAVANAGH * O stony grey soil of Monaghan The laugh from my love you thieved; You took the gay child of my passion And gave me your clod-conceived. . You clogged the feet of my boyhood And I believed that my stumble Had the poise and […]

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Slugs don’t like beer

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Be nice and share… Slugs 10 – Beer 0 Remember last weeks post when I was happily planning how to get rid of slugs? Well, you heard it from me. I have caught not a single slug with my carefully laid out beer traps. Is it the wrong beer? Don’t those fussy little slugs like cheap Lidl lager? […]

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HOW TO GET RID OF SLUGS

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Be nice and share…How to get rid of slugs?  That’s the next big question now that I’ve got my peas and spinach planted. You see, I just know there’s an army of them hiding behind the rocks watching me work and waiting for me to go indoors so they can get stuck in the way […]

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The War On Weeds

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Be nice and share…Ask any gardener and they will probably tell you that when it comes to fighting the war on weeds, you might win a few battles here and there, but weeds are a formidable foe. The front will keep moving around the garden and you will never, ever win the war. Most gardeners […]

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THE WILDFLOWER MEADOW THAT WASN’T

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Be nice and share… WILDFLOWER MEADOW In my first post about my barren, Burren wildflower meadow I mentioned my disappointment at the lack of growth in the flower department, the speedy growth in the weed department and the lack of any replies in the email department from Gerry, the professional and ‘passionate about gardening’ gardener […]

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The Wildflower Meadow

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Be nice and share…WILDFLOWER MEADOW AND OTHER DREAMS The first thing I planned to do when I moved to our new home in Galway was to grow a wildflower meadow. The section directly in front of the house, which faces east, was an unruly grass-covered mess that apparently used to be a lawn. My husband, […]

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