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  1. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    If you have just joined then welcome to the community! I hope you have a great time and learn a lot of stuff in the process 8)

    Now it is time to introduce yourself to the community and you can do that here...

    Please tell us your name, what your interests / hobbies are, or anything else you would like to share with everyone. :)


    I'll start:
    Name: Frank Kilkelly
    Age: 26
    From: County Galway, Ireland 8)
    Interests / Hobbies: I am a web developer by education but love gardening! I grew up on a farm so I got my hands dirty that way. I guess gardening runs in the family as my brother is a garden designer.
    I decided to start up GardenStew.com to enable everyone from whatever country to share their knowledge of gardening and home improvement so that others may benefit.

    Over to you.
     
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    hotsauce New Seed

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm Peter, 51 from Canada. Looking forward to adding my input to these forums. ;)
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Welcome to the forums Peter :)

    Hope you have a great time!
     
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    Hi everybody,

    My name's Eileen and I'm from Scotland. I have a completely organic garden which I love. My other interests are natural history, puzzles and computers. I'm an ex- veterinary nurse and live in a 17th century cottage in a conservation village.
    I am married to Ian and have three grown up children (2 sons and a daughter) all of whom have now left home. 8)

    Hoping to get to know you all soon.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Eileen and welcome to the Garden Stew forums.

    Completely organic you say, that must be a chore to maintain :) I hope you enjoy the forums, it is a really new site but it will become a nice size community very soon.

    By the way I like your signature, where did you find it? :?:
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Hi there,

    No, my garden is now in it's 20th year and, believe it or not, nature does most of the work for me nowadays. Organic gardening has always been a way of life for me and I don't find that I have many of the problems that others gardeners do. I have insects here that prey on aphids (weyhey!!) and birds that take the snails and slugs. We make our own compost and allow the plants to do their own thing. The only jobs we really have to do is weed (by hand), feed, water, (in dry weather) prune, cut grass and maintain the ponds. Sounds easy and it really IS. :D

    I got my signature from a free animation site on the web. Am I allowed to post it's addy here or not? I'll wait to hear from you before I do. It's got loads of cool gifs but doesn't allow hotlinking.

    Thanks for the welcome I think I'm gonna love it here!! :D
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    A self-maintaining garden, wow that must be every gardeners dream, well done :)

    Sure you can post the address to the free animation site here, it will give the other members a great resource to look at. Maybe even start a new thread so it is easier to find.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Nice one Eileen.
     
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    Hi I am Lynne and live in West Sweden and am at this moment trying to re-claim my garden as the house had been empty for 4 years. I am coming up in May to my 2 year here and it is a long job. I am married to a lovely Swedish man and have been here in Sweden since May 2000.
    I have as hobbies gardening DIY photography and genealogy.
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi LyneeBee. You are quite welcome! I have a soft spot for Sweden ;)

    Maybe you can post some of your photos in the Member's Gallery. See you around.
     
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    Just wanted to welcome you to the forums too Lynne!! I've only been here a short while myself and am impressed with what I have seen already. I hope to see you around again very soon and look forward to reading your posts. BTW my eldest son, Duncan, is also into genealogy so maybe we can chat about it sometime.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Hi Peter!! Hope to be reading more of your posts soon.
    Great site isn't it?
     
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    hi,
    Im Dawn from Dorset and a few know me already :D
    Im 42, married for 20 years this year , no kids but 5 dogs a cat and 53 chinchillas.
    We have an allotment and grow veggies, fruit and flowers and show in local shows when we get time.
    We are in the throws of moving so life is a little hectic at the moment but i still can resist sowing seeds :D
    Hi Lynne, Hi Eileen O/
     
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    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Hi Dawn and you are very welcome to Garden Stew :)

    I would love to see some photos ;)

    It a new community but it is growing (no pun intended) all the time. We all will have a lot of fun over the coming months :)
     

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