Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.

Pisonous plant in the garden this month


Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next  
Most Recent Posts Quiet times
Last post: Sue Deacon
Honeymoon Honesty
Last post: Greengage
Warning of Stormy Weather, Ireland, 11/3/08 to 12/3/08.
Last post: Greengage
woodland trust quizz.
Last post: Sue Deacon
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
Sue Deacon
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 31 Dec 2014
Posts: 1798
Location: West Fermanagh

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
"Dent-de - lion, Irish Daisy, x the bed".

Well I haven't a clue what you are referring to!
You ARE joking, right?
_________________
Plant Trees, Save Lives
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ado 2
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 15 May 2015
Posts: 1177
Location: Dublin

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go back to sleep, the fever will leave eventually
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 4739
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

" I know what you are referring to Dent-de - lion, Irish Daisy, x the bed".

Not joking at all, genuinely cannot make sense of that.

_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Greengage
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 09 Nov 2011
Posts: 2944
Location: Kildare

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When did the last ttrain go to connemara.
http://www.historyireland.com/20th-century-contemporary-history/the-connemara-railway-1895-1935/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Greengage
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 09 Nov 2011
Posts: 2944
Location: Kildare

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are now into February and wheather Spring has begun or not that is debatable, Whatever daffodils are now in flower and in some places have been for some time, But did you know thay are poisonous but especially the bulbs. The bulbs of the daffodil and other bulbs get confused with onions. Us gardeners may wonder why, but it is understandable, Eating bullbs can cause stomach upsets but I dont think anyone has ever died from eating them, Some people can also have a skin reaction to handling the bulbs.
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/556699/Public-Health-England-warning-daffodils-poison-eat-supermarkets
http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0207/678526-daffodil-poisoning/
This gardening lark is bad for your health. You have been warned.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 4739
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
When did the last ttrain go to connemara.
http://www.historyireland.com/20th-century-contemporary-history/the-connemara-railway-1895-1935/


Interesting read that. The last of the rural lines around here went out of service in the early sixties. The tracks formed the pillars of many a shed. And the sleepers became gate posts.

I was asked to look into the ownership of some land a couple of years ago that involved railway land. During the course of my investigation I turned to satellite imagery and was amazed that even after 50 years I could still trace the line by following straight ditches and double ditches quite clearly. Landowners still hadn't reclaimed the railway land after all that time. I only needed to do a small section of a few hundred metres but got carried away and interested at the same time and was easily able to follow a disused branch line from an abandoned station on a current main line (Wexford to Dublin) that traversed the county all the way up to the sugar factory in Carlow town. Off of this line was another branch just outside New Ross which could be followed to Waterford City. In short, at a guess, 70 to 80 miles of the former track could easily be followed half a century later.

_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sue Deacon
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 31 Dec 2014
Posts: 1798
Location: West Fermanagh

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greengage wrote:
Some people can also have a skin reaction to handling the bulbs.
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/556699/Public-Health-England-warning-daffodils-poison-eat-supermarkets
http://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0207/678526-daffodil-poisoning/
This gardening lark is bad for your health. You have been warned.

I once bought some hyacinth bulbs from Bridgemere. They were selling them loose and I chose six nice, fat bulbs. Then we decided to go for coffee in their lovely cafe. My face started burning and I had to rush to the loo and wash my face. In my haste to sample homemade cake I had forgotten to wash my hands after handling hyacinths, ouch! I won't do THAT again.

_________________
Plant Trees, Save Lives
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ado 2
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 15 May 2015
Posts: 1177
Location: Dublin

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only saw this now, yea got the train to Galway, then got the Clifden bus. Its interesting about the railways, they are being made into cyclways/walkways now in places which is great
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 4739
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The New Ross to Waterford line is supposed to be changed to a narrow guage line and to be used for tourism and school trip rides.
_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Greengage
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 09 Nov 2011
Posts: 2944
Location: Kildare

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New thread on Railways??
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 4739
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually thought the same thing, we have digressed again. You started it anyway!
_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Good guy
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 11 Feb 2013
Posts: 2571
Location: Donegal

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back to poisons!
When I was a youngster the sap of daffs gave me really bad hives. Thankfully I grew out of that.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tagwex
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 23 Feb 2010
Posts: 4739
Location: Co. Wexford

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
" I know what you are referring to Dent-de - lion, Irish Daisy, x the bed".

Not joking at all, genuinely cannot make sense of that.


OK, have just remembered, seeing as you didn't relieve me of my wondering Ado, x the bed is p1ss the bed but it was the 'I know what you are referring to' before it that had me wondering.

_________________
Its my field. Its my child. I nursed it. I nourished it. I saw to its every want. I dug the rocks out of it with my bare hands and I made a living thing of it!

This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Greengage
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 09 Nov 2011
Posts: 2944
Location: Kildare

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

French for dandelion is not dent-de-lion as we might think or were taught in our schools (the derivation of the English form) but pissenlit, x in bed.In France it is available as a salad. Salade de pissenlits with a good vinaigrette it is considered a delicacy . Dandelions are known to have diuretic properties. A chemical found in it makes the kidneys produce urine. Dandelion is not the only herb with these properties, Parsley also does this as does any herb with caffeine (e.g. coffee). A little bit of info is a dangerous thing.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ado 2
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 15 May 2015
Posts: 1177
Location: Dublin

PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking back yes T you are right I am wrong , you spoke of " not talking about nettles cos there were ladies here etc (that I spoke about) " and went on to say you don't eat dandelions cos you were not a rabbit. Me in my "stupidity ran with the dandelion. Sorry Again all my fault. Off to The Pottering Shed with me
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News. All times are GMT
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
Page 3 of 5

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2017 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)