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lazydayz
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:11 pm    Post subject: Greetings from Cork Reply with quote

hello fellow gardeners

im new to the experience and have inherited a somewhat mature garden with 4 apple trees,gooseberry tree and some holly trees and so on. also some nettles which im yet to sort.


ive started on flowerbeds and am hoping to plant some silver birch trees in the next few weeks.

im sure i will be on here with plenty of questions,glad to know there is a site to hand Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome from North Clare Lazydayz, happy gardening.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome lazydayz. Don't forget to leave a few nettles for free fertiliser
Nettle fertiliser, How to Brew your own.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

my friend was telling me about the nettle fertiliser,i will check it out,i have my compost bin in action so looking forward to the rewards of that too. Thanks for the welcome Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome lazydayz. Have fun with your buzydayz Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there and Welcome,
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome,don`t be too hasty to get rid of all your nettles,i add mine to stews and soups and curries,and also make nettle and ginger wine wjich is very tasty,and its a good fertiliser too,and its great to have your own not poluted by traffic and other peoples dogs,
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome

Am gutted now, i didnt realise you could make a good fertiliser, and i dug up and dumped lots of my nettles last year.

good luck with the garden
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi from Drogheda. I planted silver birches about 14 years ago. Unfortunately I planted shrubs very near to them and to an extent under them to provide me with more cover. The trees grew very well but too tall as they had to compete with the shrubs. This is my long winded way of saying to you to plant the birches in a group with nothing under them competing ........ and oh welcome to the forum too. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:14 pm    Post subject: Grab the attention while it's going Reply with quote

Hi Lazydays and welcome from south eastern Essex. Nettles signify a high nitrogen content in the area they grow. So you got ideal conditions for growing leafy vegetables and flowers that like lotsa N! BTW, the google search on this site comes up with some amazing results but nobody tells you about it. Try it and be amazed.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

walltoall thats handy to know about the nitrogen Smile i hope to have a vegetable patch eventually.
good tip breezyacre as i was thinking about planting some shrubs nearby. im clearing the way for the sliver birch and hope to plant 2 to 3 in a line on a stretch of 32 feet. i think maybe 2 will be enough.
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