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Tuesday, 18 September 2012 09:11
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Really lovely Autumn weather these days. Sunny days and cool evenings, hoping for some really good Autumn colour. Garden is starting to go into its wind down mode. In the Herbaceous Border Asters are starting to give some colour and the Crinum lilies (Crinum powellii) are looking really well. The crinum lilies in the border are original to the garden we have some really big clumps of them that never let us down.

The veg garden is great at the moment lots of Apples coming into the Woodland Walk Cafe and spinach, chard, cabbage, beetroot and tomatoes. Ground prep will start now for next year. Want to try some green manures on some of the beds, will keep you posted. Will spend a good bit of time this Winter sealing the garden to try and get some control on the rabbit numbers.

Good time to give glass-houses a clean for heading into Winter.

On Sunday we had 16 volunteers from Investec Specialist Bank working in the woodlands. They put protective tubes on 400 trees and removed tubes that needed removing from about 300 trees. Thank you very much your help is really appreciated. Don’t forget you can still vote for the Roscommon Schools Sculpture competition.

It is the perfect time of year to get out and enjoy our woodlands.

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