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    Tourists rescued from Killarney rhododendron forest.

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    Campbell Brodie
     
     

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    Tourists rescued from Killarney rhododendron forest.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Fri 15 Sep 2017 - 19:32




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    Re: Tourists rescued from Killarney rhododendron forest.

    Post by Adam Mint on Fri 15 Sep 2017 - 22:44

    As a kid we spent lots of holidays at my uncles farm, at the edge of the farm there was a small forest with a river running through it that fed in to the Clyde, as kids we would play in the forest/river (probably deemed to dangerous in today's world),,, any time I think of being there is the colours, forrest was full or rhododendron bushes of all colours, they were unreal...
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    Re: Tourists rescued from Killarney rhododendron forest.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sat 16 Sep 2017 - 9:08

    Usually when there's rhododendrons, there's a private estate nearby. Feckers planted them then let them run riot. There are no-go areas on some estates where they have taken over!



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    Re: Tourists rescued from Killarney rhododendron forest.

    Post by Mcqueen on Sat 16 Sep 2017 - 9:48

    I have them
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    Re: Tourists rescued from Killarney rhododendron forest.

    Post by Adam Mint on Sat 16 Sep 2017 - 14:46

    Campbell Brodie wrote:Usually when there's rhododendrons, there's a private estate nearby. Feckers planted them then let them run riot. There are no-go areas on some estates where they have taken over!

    Yip forest was part of a big estate, picture below is of big house that was in the middle of it, I googled a bit more, would seem land is being sold off as housing plots...


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    Re: Tourists rescued from Killarney rhododendron forest.

    Post by Campbell Brodie on Sat 16 Sep 2017 - 14:48

    Those are big plots!



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    Re: Tourists rescued from Killarney rhododendron forest.

    Post by Adam Mint on Sat 16 Sep 2017 - 15:21

    Estate was between motorway and River Clyde, estate actual stretched over motorway as you can see by tree line bottom left of picture. Land and farm buildings to left of motorway was my uncles farm, I can recall them building the original A74 dual carriage through his land, he wasn't happy about it, but construction site was like a big adventure playground to me and my cousins, we used the huge underground drainage culverts they were putting in as tunnels, the crosses they hammered in to the ground so they knew where to level it and lay road we pulled out and used as swords, we even managed to get a bulldozer started one night, no keys in those things, just a button, we couldn't work out how to get the thing moving, probably just as well,,, we also couldn't work out how to stop engine so just had to leave it running... Local bobby did turn up at farm door a couple of times but we just put on the butter wouldn't melt in our mouths look,,, well we were only primary school age...

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