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Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
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LysmachiaMoon
Apr 2, 2015 5:24 AM CST
Are winds like that common to your area? I have a gardening friend on the west coast of Scotland who also reports high winds ...and destruction. How do you protect your garden from that kind of wind?
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Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
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glengarry23
Apr 2, 2015 5:00 PM CST
Hi Annie,
We do get the occasional high winds on the west coast,..i think the last was in 2012,..here in the midlands its more rare,..Scotland and England get it worse than Ireland,..as for protecting the garden against high winds its not something i work on as there are high walls either side of my garden and very high at the end however this time the wind came through two six foot gaps,..it sounded like a jet plane flying very low,..as mentioned this time the winds did me a favor lol.
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Apr 4, 2015 6:20 AM CST
I would love to have a walled garden...seems so safe and secluded. Not likely here though. We occasionally get some heavy winds, too. The worst here was about 20 years ago...it was not deemed a tornado but it certainly sounded like one! We were spared, but the area had severe damage to trees.
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Clematis Cactus and Succulents Hostas Dahlias Seed Starter
Cat Lover Lilies Roses Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Photography
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glengarry23
Apr 4, 2015 7:25 PM CST
Hi Annie,
A walled garden was something i always found myself in,..my father worked in the National Botanical Gardens which is walled in,..and in his free time he worked for two old ladies on a very old estate looking after the walled garden of course i was always in tow,..when i was a teenager i left home and worked as a gardeners assistant in an old estate and again in a walled garden,..when i came back to Ireland after my travels abroad i took up residence in a rented cottage on a Victorian Estate,..the owner and his wife did very little gardening and of course i could not resist planting,..i was given a walled garden to myself to grow what ever i liked,..i ended up selling all kinds of veg then progressed to hens and ducks,..lol i think walled gardens is in my nature,..the walled garden is on the left of the picture below,..sorry its from a very old camera,..not digital.


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Some of my hens and ducks back then.



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When i moved to my present house i found it too far to travel to and fro to let the hens and ducks out each morning and lock them up each night.

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