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By eirlys


As a newcomer I feel I must introduce myself.

I am a Welsh-born emigre living in Dorset and celebrated my 55th wedding anniversary this year.

My husband is the gardener ; I am the one who creates! (too many plants; too many plant pots ; too expensive heating costs ; I create, but it has absolutely no effect.)

As a result we have nearly an acre garden where once there was a field. Because the ground is acidic we have lots of camellias, magnolias, azaleas and rhododendrons, plus the heather which is indigenous to the heathland around our home.

My husband loves Acers and we once had them dotted around the garden. Then I came up with the idea of grouping them all together. The result is a little “forest” of glorious colour, especially in Autumn.

I am so pleased I have found this website. That’s the fun of a PC : one never knows what one is going to find.

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Hello and welcome to GOY Eirlys, your garden sounds delightful and I will look forward to seeing more photos especially the Acers!
Congratulations on your Emerald anniversary I am 20 behind you, mine will be Coral this year.

15 Oct, 2012


Welcome from me too're gonna like it here :)
Lovely Rhoddie you have there.
I'm looking foward to seeing your Acers - I love them too!

15 Oct, 2012


Welcome from me too, I,d love to see the acers and the acid lovers in the spring please......

15 Oct, 2012


Lovely Rhododendron picture.Yes, welcome from me...I'm not a newby to the site but a recent returner after quite some absence.Always was a smashing site to share and read gardening experiences as well as great photos and ideas!!

15 Oct, 2012


Hello Eirlys :)

15 Oct, 2012


Thank you All for the nice welcome.

I'll have a look for some images, especially of the Acers.

Anyone here love Altroemerias?

15 Oct, 2012


Croeso (welcome ) Eirlys !
From one welsh lady to another I'm sure you will enjoy this forum it's friendly ,funny, and very informative :)

15 Oct, 2012


Welcome from me too. I hope you will put on some pics of your shrubs in flower next year - if they are as lovely as your red rhododendron they will be worth waiting for!

15 Oct, 2012


Welcome to Goy Eirlys, you garden sounds very much like a labour of love and I too look forward to seeing your photo`s and yes I love Altroemerias....

15 Oct, 2012


Welcome from me too :o)

15 Oct, 2012


Welcome! Your garden sounds amazing - look forward to more photos. :o)

16 Oct, 2012


welcome from me too. i hope you will be happy with us. :o)

16 Oct, 2012


Welcome from me, look forward to seeing what else you grow in that large garden

19 Oct, 2012


I only joined earlier this year and have had lots of pleasure, information and friendship from this site. You are so welcome and we hope that you will share your lovely garden with us.

21 Oct, 2012

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