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  Topic: Commom Cabbage-Cow Cabbage
Anonany

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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:12 am   Subject: Commom Cabbage-Cow Cabbage
Of course he'll say "yes"; I've yet to meet a mean-spirited gardener !
  Topic: Commom Cabbage-Cow Cabbage
Anonany

Replies: 8
Views: 6846

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:35 pm   Subject: Commom Cabbage-Cow Cabbage
This has piqued my interest and -- from time to time -- I've been trying a few different googles. Using google.co.uk I've just come across a 2001 offering from Medwyn Williams (of veggie exhibition f ...
  Topic: Commom Cabbage-Cow Cabbage
Anonany

Replies: 8
Views: 6846

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:59 pm   Subject: Commom Cabbage-Cow Cabbage
Sorry Greengage, I misunderstood your post. I took it to mean the cabbage had a short, clean stem !
  Topic: want tree vwith red leaves
Anonany

Replies: 18
Views: 29431

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:53 pm   Subject: want tree vwith red leaves
Liquidambar is certainly a wonderful red in the Autumn, but is a very pretty green during the Spring and Summer.

Also, as Greengage mentioned, its not that picky about soil. Mine seems to be perfe ...
  Topic: Commom Cabbage-Cow Cabbage
Anonany

Replies: 8
Views: 6846

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 9:05 pm   Subject: Commom Cabbage-Cow Cabbage
I remember Thompson & Morgan selling seeds for the "Walking Stick" cabbage sometime around the 1980's, I think. That, however had a 6-8ft tall stem and a very loose head.

Since the C ...
  Topic: climber for a long low wall
Anonany

Replies: 7
Views: 11182

PostForum: Climbers and creepers in Ireland, including wall shrubs   Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:12 pm   Subject: climber for a long low wall
How about euonymus ? The small-leaved ones have the interesting habit of growing as a low shrub when planted out in the open, or as a suckering climber when planted against a wall.

Since your wall ...
  Topic: suggestions for October container
Anonany

Replies: 9
Views: 11918

PostForum: Container gardening in Ireland, including Annual Bedding Plants   Posted: Sat Aug 25, 2012 2:00 pm   Subject: suggestions for October container
Helleborus foetidus (which does not smell foetid !) might be a thought. Lovely evergreen dark ferny foliage and green flowers in late Winter / early Spring. The foliage is quite bouncy and spreading ...
  Topic: Swap cuttings/flowers?
Anonany

Replies: 8
Views: 11581

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:35 pm   Subject: Swap cuttings/flowers?
I know Southside isn't exactly "local" for you ... but if you ever have reason to cross the great divide (!) do, please, drop me a pm. Meeting and sharing with fellow gardeners is always so ...
  Topic: Swap cuttings/flowers?
Anonany

Replies: 8
Views: 11581

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:36 pm   Subject: Swap cuttings/flowers?
I know what you mean about garden centres; very few of them now sell young, affordable plants that can be brought to maturity by the purchaser. These days they seem to be buying-in much larger plant ...
  Topic: Arum italicum Marmoratum / Pictum ... I have some spares
Anonany

Replies: 2
Views: 4182

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:25 pm   Subject: Arum italicum Marmoratum / Pictum ... I have some spares
Hello Niamh

I'm so sorry not to have replied before but -- not having been online much these last few weeks -- I only noticed your post this morning.

I've now lifted some corms for you so if yo ...
  Topic: Arum italicum Marmoratum / Pictum ... I have some spares
Anonany

Replies: 2
Views: 4182

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:37 am   Subject: Arum italicum Marmoratum / Pictum ... I have some spares
Some time ago, on this forum, I saw a "wanted" post for Arum italicum Marmoratum / Pictum. (http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=178) At the time I read it, mine were still un ...
  Topic: Problem with my red oak trees
Anonany

Replies: 10
Views: 9750

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:01 pm   Subject: Problem with my red oak trees
If it is a watering problem and you want to ensure the water reaches the roots, you could try the old-fashioned "pipe" method.

Ideally, the "watering pipe" should be positioned ...
  Topic: What is the "Rank attained" by my user name?
Anonany

Replies: 10
Views: 20209

PostForum: How to get the most out of Irishgardeners.com   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:25 pm   Subject: What is the "Rank attained" by my user name?
Once upon a time I was a very happy "Hazel Tree"; one of my all time favourites.

Now I've become a "Hawthorne". A delightful looking tree, as I'm the first to admit ... ... but ...
  Topic: buying semi mature tree
Anonany

Replies: 21
Views: 46715

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:01 pm   Subject: buying semi mature tree
I, too, would be a bit nervy about any kind of beech near the house. They may be slow growing ... but oh boy, do they get there in the end ! I'ld hate to plant something today in the knowledge that ...
  Topic: Recommend a climber please?
Anonany

Replies: 3
Views: 6462

PostForum: Climbers and creepers in Ireland, including wall shrubs   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:29 pm   Subject: Recommend a climber please?
These are a few of my favourite trouble-free not-too-vigorous climbers / scramblers :

Jasminum officinale ... "twiner", dainty leaves and white flowers Spring / Summer, evergreen / semi-e ...
 
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