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  Topic: silver birch in small lawn?
AtomicOrbital

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PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:53 pm   Subject: silver birch in small lawn?
I'd say yes. But you may have to move it on in a few years unless you keep it pruned quite hard. As an alternative, if you're not set on silver birch, Acer Palmatum is a much better front door tree- ...
  Topic: Low Allergy Trees
AtomicOrbital

Replies: 3
Views: 5728

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:35 pm   Subject: Low Allergy Trees
Thanks Greengage. Probably a safe list. I've gone through the list via google image search, none seem to be the kind to blend in in an Irish country side. I have apple, pear, holly and dogwood in a ...
  Topic: Medium Tree for corner of small front garden
AtomicOrbital

Replies: 11
Views: 20539

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:01 pm   Subject: Medium Tree for corner of small front garden
Japanese Maple is lovely. I picked a bloodgood variety but a a greener one might be nicer in hindsight as it changes from green to red in autumn. Red to redder isn't much of a change! Note: They'r ...
  Topic: want tree vwith red leaves
AtomicOrbital

Replies: 18
Views: 37420

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:55 pm   Subject: want tree vwith red leaves
Acer Palmatum Bloodgood. Deep red towards purple. Slow growing but lovely to look at and nice sound in the wind.
  Topic: silver birch in small lawn?
AtomicOrbital

Replies: 7
Views: 11112

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:54 pm   Subject: silver birch in small lawn?
A friend in Germany has a nice Betula Pendula arched around a nice arch frame a few (7) feet away from the front door. They keep it quite pruned. Looks nice. Can't say any more than that.
  Topic: Low Allergy Trees
AtomicOrbital

Replies: 3
Views: 5728

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:48 pm   Subject: Low Allergy Trees
Hi all,

I've read http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about775.html which helps understand how to create a low allergy environment. I get the gist of it. Thanks for the info, and I've been lo ...
  Topic: Moving a house grown Catalpa outside
AtomicOrbital

Replies: 8
Views: 10240

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:34 pm   Subject: Moving a house grown Catalpa outside
Brief update: I kept the catalpa in over the bad 2011 winter. Then the catalpa was outside all last summer and the large leaves (due to an early start indoors) had taken a bit of a beating. Late in ...
  Topic: Honeysuckle Lonicera Halliana dying!
AtomicOrbital

Replies: 4
Views: 13217

PostForum: Climbers and creepers in Ireland, including wall shrubs   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:08 am   Subject: Old news now...
...but I planted them in quite an exposed raised bank to climb up a fence (see my post above). They did ok. This year I put a flower bed in front of them which requires a sprinkler in dryer spells. ...
  Topic: How to connect irrigation hoses for best coverage
AtomicOrbital

Replies: 26
Views: 51911

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 4:36 pm   Subject: How to connect irrigation hoses for best coverage
Ok, thanks. I thought these were the ones you were suggesting to avoid.
  Topic: How to connect irrigation hoses for best coverage
AtomicOrbital

Replies: 26
Views: 51911

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 3:02 pm   Subject: How to connect irrigation hoses for best coverage
Thanks again. Which ones are the 'ball valve' types? I can't spot them in your pictures.
  Topic: How to connect irrigation hoses for best coverage
AtomicOrbital

Replies: 26
Views: 51911

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Wed May 09, 2012 8:33 pm   Subject: How to connect irrigation hoses for best coverage
Thanks KindredSpirit! Much appreciated! I might persevere a while longer in attempting to get the irrigation working. I was beginning to write it off in my mind as a waste of time. What is the conn ...
  Topic: How to connect irrigation hoses for best coverage
AtomicOrbital

Replies: 26
Views: 51911

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 11:16 pm   Subject: How to connect irrigation hoses for best coverage
Btw, Kindredspirit, what kind of connectors are you using 12 or 24 of? What are they called? You mentioned that you can turn them on/off. Could you post a pick / link to show which kind it is?
  Topic: How to connect irrigation hoses for best coverage
AtomicOrbital

Replies: 26
Views: 51911

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Tue May 08, 2012 11:02 pm   Subject: How to connect irrigation hoses for best coverage
Thanks for all the input guys. And thanks for shouting my corner Vulkan! The different ideas are great but cost and time and effort all outweigh an Irish summers worth of watering. A 4 (or 6) way t ...
  Topic: How to connect irrigation hoses for best coverage
AtomicOrbital

Replies: 26
Views: 51911

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:10 pm   Subject: How to connect irrigation hoses for best coverage
The area is over 40m long and up to 12m deep. I have a hose with a Hoselock telescopic hand held sprinkler but it takes about 45 minutes of hanging about getting damp. And over the next 3 or 4 month ...
  Topic: How to connect irrigation hoses for best coverage
AtomicOrbital

Replies: 26
Views: 51911

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 5:23 pm   Subject: How to connect irrigation hoses for best coverage
The hoses are flat, about an inch wide with pin holes evenly placed along one flat side. The don't seem to need too much pressure, but no matter how high you turn it, it only goes at most through one ...
 
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