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Friday, 15 June 2012 09:50
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Rabbits, Rabbits & More Rabbits




Rabbits, Rabbits and More Rabbits.

The weather is not being kind to the walled gardens or to the woodlands. Beds flooded, perennials being knocked over and trees losing limbs. But we will survive. The border is doing its best to stand up to these conditions it is holding off on a lot of its flowering at the moment , the minute we get a really good spell (which should be very soon) it will burst into flower. All of the pieces of sculpture are now in place on the woodland walk for the Roscommon Schools Sculpture Competition everybody should try to get out to see what the students have created and vote for your favourite piece. The winning school gets €3500 sponsored by Investec Bank. Well the rabbits are causing havoc as cute as they are they have become a nuisance. They actually went into the glasshouse to dig under tomato plants, crazy. We are trying strips of carpet soaked in Jeyes fluid as a barrier(kept well away from the plants of course) at the moment and it is working so far. If anyone has any other ideas, apart from the obvious, we would be delighted to hear them. Our annuals are ready for the bedding display just hoping for right conditions now for planting out. The really Great news is that Broomhilda the beauty queen of all scarecrows is back in the vegetable garden looking more glamorous than ever (in this picture she reminds me slightly of Jedward).

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