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ian
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:17 pm    Post subject: Hello there from Tallaght Reply with quote

Hi all, I have just acquired an allotment in Tallaght from the benevolent South Dublin Co.Co. and now have to clear it of thistle and weeds and grass. Currently doing this by hand as i figure this is surest way to remove the perenial weeds and picking out stones and roots. All good prep for next season. Anyway the thing is I am looking to source a supplier of globe artichoke and asparagus to put down for next March, will be preparing the ground over winter and hopefully getting a few potatoes down in August on the bit of ground i've cleared already, looking for suppliers in south dublin/ Blessington area.
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Ian.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helo Ian. I don't know of any suppliers of globe artichoke and asparagus in south Dublin/ Blessington. I just wanted to welcome you to Irish gardeners. I have found lots of good info here. So hopefully you will too.
Im sure any of the large garden garden centres out your way should be able to source that veg for you. If the worst comes to the worst you may have to take the long road and grow from seed. Its often better that way. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:33 pm    Post subject: suppliers Reply with quote

thanks for that will try them, was looking for reccomendations you know thsoe smaller guys have that personal understanding of what their selling.
cheersIan.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Warm welcomings to Irish Gardeners Ian, hope you enjoy it here Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ian,

Welcome from sunny Donegal!.

In the Dublin area you could try Mr Middleton garden shop, I dont know exacttly where they are but they specialise in bulbs and seeds. Thomas Curely I think is the mans name. mrmiddleton.com
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:38 pm    Post subject: Hi Reply with quote

hi Gareth,
thanks for that , sent them an email did not see what i wanted on ther site but will search the web for suppliers and get back with my own reccomendations.
cheers, Ian.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ian - welcome to IG, and in reply to your question re: globe artichokes and asparagus it could be worth checking out www.futureforests.net as they do an autumn/winter mail order service.
If you don't see what you're looking for online give them a ring as they might be able to order it in for you.
Happy gardening
Jenny

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jenny,
thanks for the welcome. had a look at the forestry website but seems to be trees and shrubs, very nice and will keep it for future reference. will send them a mail anyway. Your own site has some really beautiful photos, what a great resource, well done on that.
I think it would be great to keep all these useful links on the site under Files maybe as a reference library for plant/bug identification or where to go to get the plant you're looking for and perhaps users could add in thier favourite links under the appropriate categories, and develop a reference catalog.

Regards, Ian.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ian.
I should of thought of that - they've only got the summer mail order list up at the moment, autumn/winter list will be up closer to bare-root planting time, fruit bushes, strawberries etc etc and I know they used to have asparagus on the winter list.

Thats a really good suggestion for a reference library of links.....

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thomas at mr. middleton replied and they will have both in come Jan. Now preparing the ground for the perfect crop! Presumably they will have the winter catalogue on the web site too.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2007 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The boys at Mr Middleton are good men and will look after you. Thomas is very sharp so don't hesitate to grill him for more tips and information.
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