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Christopher

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Stormont Gardening Club
« on: January 21, 2009, 01:53:27 AM »
Tuesday 19th May (provisional) 7.45pm

Garden visit to be announced.

Venuie: Park Hall, Stormont Presbyterian Church


ruthforrester

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Re: Stormont Gardening Club
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2019, 02:38:47 PM »
Hello Christopher,
I have neglected my garden for 10 years - it is bare and minimal - a 'lawn' made up almost entirely of clover and no flower beds.
This summer I have made a new start but I seem to be doing a lot of work that doesn't require plants: power washed the paving and driveway, cleared a derelict area beneath a very old tree and seem to be digging a lot of holes.
Does the Stormont Gardening Club meet regularly to provide advice, guidance and support to other (new) active gardeners?
Do they swap cuttings and experience?

Regards
Ruth Forrester
Ruth

Joe Kerr

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Re: Stormont Gardening Club
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 06:36:51 AM »
Hello Christopher,
I have neglected my garden for 10 years - it is bare and minimal - a 'lawn' made up almost entirely of clover and no flower beds.
This summer I have made a new start but I seem to be doing a lot of work that doesn't require plants: power washed the paving and driveway, cleared a derelict area beneath a very old tree and seem to be digging a lot of holes.
Does the Stormont Gardening Club meet regularly to provide advice, guidance and support to other (new) active gardeners?
Do they swap cuttings and experience?

Regards
Ruth Forrester

Iím sorry to have to say that Christopher himself is pushing up daisies, and the Stormont Gardening Club has gone to the compost heap

JohnKelly

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Re: Stormont Gardening Club
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2019, 03:10:05 AM »
On the topic of gardening, I recall in the late 1950's riding my bike along both the Stoney Road, Stormont and the Old Holywood Road and seeing numerous Gardening Allotments; do they still have them in the cities and towns of Ireland and the United Kingdom?

https://www.learningwithexperts.com/gardening/blog/the-history-of-allotments

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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2019, 10:02:35 PM »
We have 30 inches of snow on the ground but Im still gardening - I started the seeds for my slow-to-germinate vegetables and flowers.
Ill start another round with different plants in mid-February.

JohnKelly

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Re: Stormont Gardening Club
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2019, 01:11:12 AM »
We have 30 inches of snow on the ground but Im still gardening - I started the seeds for my slow-to-germinate vegetables and flowers.
Ill start another round with different plants in mid-February.

Welcome to the forum, given the nature of the Belfast Form topics I doubt there will be much discussion on gardening, however I do grow a few veggies around the homestead and leave the flower and shrub growing to my wife.

One of my favourite sources for information is,

https://www.abc.net.au/gardening/vegie-guide/

I note from your profile that your location is U.A.E., I guess you must have moved from there given that you now have to contend with 30 inches of snow. :)


jillyfred

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Re: Stormont Gardening Club
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2019, 02:06:30 PM »
On the topic of gardening, I recall in the late 1950's riding my bike along both the Stoney Road, Stormont and the Old Holywood Road and seeing numerous Gardening Allotments; do they still have them in the cities and towns of Ireland and the United Kingdom?

https://www.learningwithexperts.com/gardening/blog/the-history-of-allotments

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John I believe there are many Allotments throughout the UK.
They are beneficial in many ways-one being a very social environment for like minded people with a deep interest in growing produce in an Urban / City location.
Also,bringing a little `rural`life into such locations.
Long may they continue.

jilly

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Re: Stormont Gardening Club
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2019, 03:14:53 PM »
On the topic of gardening, I recall in the late 1950's riding my bike along both the Stoney Road, Stormont and the Old Holywood Road and seeing numerous Gardening Allotments; do they still have them in the cities and towns of Ireland and the United Kingdom?

https://www.learningwithexperts.com/gardening/blog/the-history-of-allotments

I believe there are still allotments at Annadale near Sunnyside Street.
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jillyfred

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Re: Stormont Gardening Club
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2019, 05:36:44 PM »

Ali I remember those allotments-great to know they are still ongoing.
Used to call in and buy stuff from the guys who worked them.

jilly

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Re: Stormont Gardening Club
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2019, 11:26:30 PM »
On the subject of allotments this is well worth

a viewing .[size=78%]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v23CmFZI_I[/size]

Annadale allotments. Enjoy.

JohnKelly

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Re: Stormont Gardening Club
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2019, 08:24:51 AM »
On the subject of allotments this is well worth

a viewing .[size=78%]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v23CmFZI_I[/size]

Annadale allotments. Enjoy.

Good viewing and loved listening to the accents and I noticed from the conversations that there is actually a waiting list for an allotment.

jillyfred

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Re: Stormont Gardening Club
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2019, 12:28:35 PM »
On the subject of allotments this is well worth

a viewing .[size=78%]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v23CmFZI_I[/size]

Annadale allotments. Enjoy.

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That was really super Monkey Nuts.
Thank you for sharing.

jilly