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  Topic: Unknow Perenial ?
BlackBird

Replies: 7
Views: 6773

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:59 pm   Subject: Unknow Perenial ?
The first looks like some type of Aubrieta and the last looks like a rock rose Brendan.
  Topic: Laburnum Voisii leaves being damaged
BlackBird

Replies: 6
Views: 8479

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:03 pm   Subject: Laburnum Voisii leaves being damaged
Looks like plain and simple slug damage to me.
  Topic: What climber?
BlackBird

Replies: 13
Views: 20305

PostForum: Climbers and creepers in Ireland, including wall shrubs   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:32 pm   Subject: What climber?
I would go for honeysuckle over Clematis in that situation IrishStew, otherwise you may be 100 before the Clematis flowers well.
  Topic: Strawberry leaves curling
BlackBird

Replies: 2
Views: 9761

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:30 pm   Subject: Strawberry leaves curling
Looks like a simple case of infrequent watering. The leaves often fold like this to slow the transpiration of precious water from their leaves on a hot day. They would remain flat if they had enough w ...
  Topic: Weeping Cotoneaster help!
BlackBird

Replies: 1
Views: 5620

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:36 pm   Subject: Weeping Cotoneaster help!
I stole this from James article on planting apple trees here http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/about392.html but it would be the exact same for the fruiting cotoneaster.

Begin by digging a pl ...
  Topic: Ideas for a concrete wall in small town garden
BlackBird

Replies: 10
Views: 16805

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:31 pm   Subject: Ideas for a concrete wall in small town garden
why not some actual living bamboo. i've seen it brighten up some really sad looking walls in the past.
  Topic: Scale insect - Coccoidea - Coccus hesperidum - Satissetia.
BlackBird

Replies: 4
Views: 30685

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:21 pm   Subject: Scale insect - Coccoidea - Coccus hesperidum - Satissetia.
looks more like a fungal infection to me calendula. like a bay tree version of rose black spot. first thing I would do is collect any fallen leaves and burn them then skim off the top inch of soil and ...
  Topic: Cordyline or Yucca. Can you tell the difference?
BlackBird

Replies: 28
Views: 38818

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:15 pm   Subject: Cordyline or Yucca. Can you tell the difference?
looks like its giving a big two fingers to the frost that killed it. Laughing

http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/files/cordyline_fros_3_1_436.jpg
  Topic: Is paper and cardboard toxic
BlackBird

Replies: 10
Views: 17583

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:50 pm   Subject: Is paper and cardboard toxic
Glossy, no (ie. argos book). Cardboard and all black and white newspaper, yes. That's the way I have always done it.
  Topic: B & Q Seed Potatoes
BlackBird

Replies: 12
Views: 15014

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:30 pm   Subject: Re: B&Q Spuds


This year I'm planning to put everything in raised beds including potatoes, my back cannot take the digging and weeding of regular row gardening. Any tips on how to manage earthing-up spuds in rai ...
  Topic: Should I divide this palm?
BlackBird

Replies: 3
Views: 7541

PostForum: House plants in Ireland, including cut flowers   Posted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:12 pm   Subject: Should I divide this palm?
Oh ah, those look a little bit too close to allow a casualty free division. I could be wrong though. I suggest having a light root around the top surface soil and popping the plant out of the pot for ...
  Topic: New here
BlackBird

Replies: 2
Views: 3536

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:12 pm   Subject: Re: New here
Hello BillyBoy. I lurk about here a fair bit myself. Lots to take in, so get comfy.
  Topic: trying to identify lidl tree
BlackBird

Replies: 5
Views: 5645

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 6:06 pm   Subject: trying to identify lidl tree
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamaecyparis

Thanks for suggestions

This is not known for its white flowers though.
  Topic: Storage of bulbs
BlackBird

Replies: 1
Views: 3943

PostForum: Bulbs in Irelands Gardens   Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:27 pm   Subject: Storage of bulbs
Cover with dry peat in a cool dark place would be my thinking cuemaster.
  Topic: Cool old book
BlackBird

Replies: 8
Views: 5802

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:25 pm   Subject: Cool old book
Any chance of posting up a few pages up here simonj. Would love to have a look at this historic instruction manual. Smile
 
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