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  Topic: Slime ball - perhaps?
Bob Skunkhouse

Replies: 3
Views: 4369

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:04 pm   Subject: Slime ball - perhaps?
Anyone any idea of what this is growing on my lawn. It's appeared..say....over the last few weeks. To be honest I haven't a clue. I originally thought it might be some discharge from the wild rabbits ...
  Topic: How to sow a lawn from grass seed in Ireland-Lawn Hints/Tips
Bob Skunkhouse

Replies: 13
Views: 188412

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 11:51 am   Subject: How to sow a lawn from grass seed in Ireland-Lawn Hints/Tips
Howya?

Does grass seed expire?

I'd some percolation area issues recently which required digging up half the lawn. I've spread new topsoil, leveled it out, and sown grass seed. Thing is, there's ...
  Topic: Holly My Irish Holly..
Bob Skunkhouse

Replies: 4
Views: 4270

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 10:00 am   Subject: Holly My Irish Holly..
G'day.

Is there anything I can do to encourage this tree to grow branches in around the middle. T'is a bit ungainly looking.

Cheers,
Bob.
  Topic: Just planted a new hedge
Bob Skunkhouse

Replies: 30
Views: 36094

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:30 pm   Subject: Just planted a new hedge
Ummm..to be honest I was hoping for something more like "She'll be grand...let her be". The splash of yellow sure does look nice in these dark sodden evenings! I'll hone the axe tonight.
  Topic: Just planted a new hedge
Bob Skunkhouse

Replies: 30
Views: 36094

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:10 pm   Subject: Just planted a new hedge
Thanks very much for the replies. I did a quick 'google' on both varieties and they seem ok. Any advice as to why I shouldn't leave them as is, even though they aren't quite 'native' like the rest of ...
  Topic: Just planted a new hedge
Bob Skunkhouse

Replies: 30
Views: 36094

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:15 am   Subject: Just planted a new hedge
Here ya go -
  Topic: Just planted a new hedge
Bob Skunkhouse

Replies: 30
Views: 36094

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:50 pm   Subject: Just planted a new hedge
Hi,

Just a 'kinda' follow on question(s) from previous if you don't mind?

I planted my hedge 2 winters ago. A mixture of hawthorn/blackthorn/elder/rose/hazel/spindle/crab apple/Holly etc.
I or ...
  Topic: Gawk Lawn
Bob Skunkhouse

Replies: 1
Views: 3089

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 1:41 pm   Subject: Gawk Lawn
Hi,

I was wondering could someone gawk at these pics and suggest the best course of action.

In the L1 image, the top red rectangle there's not much grass growing there, mostly buttercups and a ...
  Topic: Garden to visit
Bob Skunkhouse

Replies: 9
Views: 10713

PostForum: Garden visits   Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 11:23 am   Subject: Garden to visit
I'd agree with your opinion on Oakfield, and Glenveagh is always fantastic no matter which time of the year it is, but I'm surprised no one ever mentions Ards Forest park - 2 or 3KM beyond Creeslough. ...
  Topic: Railway sleepers - vertical wall
Bob Skunkhouse

Replies: 9
Views: 11199

PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 11:26 am   Subject: Railway sleepers - vertical wall
Hi,

Thanks for the replies.

Actually, the website that I was going to buy the sleepers advertise them as new, untreated oak, so I think I'm good to go regarding the bugs and chemicals. In addit ...
  Topic: Railway sleepers - vertical wall
Bob Skunkhouse

Replies: 9
Views: 11199

PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Tue May 06, 2014 3:03 pm   Subject: Railway sleepers - vertical wall
Hi,

I want to construct a 3 sided 'deck', 2300mm long/wide by 1600mm high with the 'walls' of railway sleepers and flag stones inside the deck for dancing on!

I'm planning on just layering the ...
  Topic: Efficient top dressing
Bob Skunkhouse

Replies: 1
Views: 4052

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:57 pm   Subject: Efficient top dressing
Hi,

I've a newish lawn that was a bit patchy in places so I applied a bit of top dressing and new lawn seed and it worked a treat. I've now decided to top dress the rest of the lawn also. I've aera ...
  Topic: Using Wild Rose and Blackberry as a hedge
Bob Skunkhouse

Replies: 3
Views: 4707

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 12:58 pm   Subject: Using Wild Rose and Blackberry as a hedge
Hi Tippben,

Thanks for that. We did think of the mixed hedge alright, but were put off with the idea of giving that 'enclosed' look around the garden. The logic behind the blackberry and rose bushe ...
  Topic: Using Wild Rose and Blackberry as a hedge
Bob Skunkhouse

Replies: 3
Views: 4707

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:18 pm   Subject: Using Wild Rose and Blackberry as a hedge
Hi,

What a great site! Been looking at it for a while but finally joined up.
This is my first post so no 'hard pruning' please - haha.

Anyways - Iet me set the scene before I ask my question. ...
 
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