Raised Beds – more to come!


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Askamore GIY group had a great turnout this morning in Askamore to see the making, filling and planting of our 2 new raised beds in the garden of the priest’s house in Askamore.

Thanks to all who came and helped out with planting. Keep an eye on this website and the local notes for further information re setting up a community garden group.

Thanks to Paddy Byrne, Brideswell for screwing the beds together for us.

Special thanks to Fr. Joe Power for permission to use the garden.

Also special thanks and best wishes for a speedy recovery to Betty (Lancaster) Kehoe who set us on this path.

Potatoes, onions, shallots, garlic and rhubarb were planted this morning.


Gardening Group meeting tomorrow night

gardening 3 gardening 1Everyone is welcome to come to our Gardening and Grow It Yourself Group which meets once a month in the Schoolhouse Bar in Askamore – tomorrow night @ 8pm

Betty (Lancaster) Kehoe will guide the group in choosing and ordering seeds to plant for the coming spring – all organic seeds. People can choose to order as a group and save money on their order. Come along and bring a friend. €4 nightly. Refreshments served.


Notes, tips and hints on The Spring Garden

Betty Kehoe giving her talk on Spring in the Garden 26-2-13Betty Kehoe gave a very informative talk tonight on the spring garden, planting, pruning, weeding, sowing, mowing the lawn etc etc. She had many useful tips and ideas, as well as suggestions for particular trees and plants and on potting up pretty pots.

Below are her notes, which will certainly give you ideas and help.

Many thanks to Betty for a wonderful night’s talk, and for the 3 plants which she generously donated to be raffled on the night. Winners were Mary Walsh, Mary Grennan and Mai Doran.

Betty mentioned as part of her talk that the website GIY was particularly useful – link here.