Help me in my ornamental garden in rural Wexford (a plant lover's paradise)

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  • Description

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    Hello. I'm Rachel, a gardener and writer, and I'm looking for help for a two week period in spring, summer or autumn 2020 on my one acre ornamental garden in Wexford. This would suit someone with a love of plants or a desire to learn (full instructions will be given). The garden is in a beautiful rural setting and the nearest town, Bunclody, is about 5km away. We drive there regularly so can bring you in or to the bus stop on the weekend if you want to explore further.

    Our family includes mum, dad, a teenage son and daughter and a very friendly cat, Catsby. When not working, we welcome you to join us in all family activities - walks, board games, watching TV or outings. But we're also happy to respect your personal space if you want time for yourself. We are very relaxed and easy going and love to laugh. You will be welcomed as a member of our family.

    You will have your own room with double bed, great views and wifi. The bathroom is shared with other members of the family. A daily cooked dinner is included and you will have access to the kitchen and food to make yourself breakfast and lunch.

    We welcome people from all nationalities. Male or female applicants accepted or a couple!

    Salut. Je m'appelle Rachel. Je suis jardinière et écrivaine, et je cherche de l'aide pendant deux semaines au printemps, en été ou en automne 2020 dans mon jardin d'un demi hectare à Wexford. Cela conviendrait à une personne qui aime les plantes ou désire apprendre (des instructions complètes seront données). Le jardin est dans un beau cadre rural et la ville la plus proche, Bunclody, est à environ 5 km. Nous y allons régulièrement afin de pouvoir vous amener à l'arrêt de bus le week-end si vous souhaitez explorer plus avant.

    Notre famille est une mère, un père, un fils adolescent, une fille et un chat très sympathique, Catsby. Lorsque vous ne travaillez pas, nous vous invitons à vous joindre à nous pour toutes les activités familiales - promenades, jeux de société, regarder la télévision ou faire des sorties. Mais nous sommes également heureux de respecter votre espace personnel si vous voulez du temps pour vous-même. Vous serez accueilli en tant que membre de notre famille.

    Vous aurez votre propre chambre avec lit double, de superbes vues et wifi. La salle de bain est partagée avec d'autres membres de la famille. Nous préparons un dîner tous les jours et vous aurez accès à la cuisine et à la nourriture pour préparer votre petit-déjeuner et votre déjeuner.

    Nous accueillons des personnes de toutes nationalités. Les candidats masculins ou féminins acceptés ou un couple!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers can expect to learn about horticultural basics and increase their plant love and appreciation. I have an extensive collection of unusual plants including orchids, carnivorous plants and exotics.
    You will also get a chance to practice English and enjoy Irish family life.

  • Help

    Help

    Weeding, planting, potting small plants, dividing plants, watering the greenhouse, pruning, mowing, shredding, shovelling mulch, edging grass, scraping moss from tarmac, sweeping, cleaning outside of the house.

    All instruction will be given and I will be on hand, often working with you, if you have any questions. I look forward to the opportunity of sharing my horticultural knowledge with you and the exchange of ideas through casual chats, possibly in French or Italian (if such a volunteer comes to stay). Work will vary as jobs arise.
    As the Irish weather is unpredictable, in very wet weather we may be forced indoors so I may ask you to do some light housework.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room with one double bed in the main house with some drawer space provided. Shared bathroom. Good Wifi connection

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are very rural but are happy to give you lifts to the local town or bus stop with direct links to Dublin and Wexford.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week, 1-2 week stay

Explaining to two of our excellent workawayers
Catsky, helping with planting.
Rachel (me) in the greenhouse
Family Easter egg hunt in the garden
Your room
Part of the garden, March 2016

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