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  Topic: Tonic for a griselinia
Breezy

Replies: 2
Views: 4061

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:41 am   Subject: Tonic for a griselinia
Question if you would consider - best tonic for a mature griselinia hedge on the road ditch as it was planted eight years ago and has had little attention since. The hedge is a wind break fro my expos ...
  Topic: Help with front garden beds
Breezy

Replies: 77
Views: 54334

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:46 am   Subject: Help with front garden beds
Well done Mel B, what a lot of colour and it will lift the spirits when youwalk out in the morning. I am curious about the unrendered walls as have recently moved back to Ireland and see them everypla ...
  Topic: The right tree
Breezy

Replies: 3
Views: 3576

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 4:59 pm   Subject: The right tree
Thanks James, I am probably being a little pedantic, have seen it in other places and its wild life friendly which meets one of my criteria so will not rule it out, the garden centre mentioned it in p ...
  Topic: New here
Breezy

Replies: 55
Views: 45182

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:56 am   Subject: New here
Could that be classified as no mans land Breezy?
If nobody wants you then don't pay it!!!carrying out a duty.

They have never been slow to ask for my money, its just they don't wnat the responsib ...
  Topic: The right tree
Breezy

Replies: 3
Views: 3576

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:40 am   Subject: The right tree
Hi Folks,
A tree question as Iím a bit undecided and wondered if there is an answer that has evaded me. Some may know I am on clay acidic type soil, soggy much of the year but does not suffer drought ...
  Topic: The 'No dig technique'
Breezy

Replies: 8
Views: 8160

PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:38 pm   Subject: The 'No dig technique'
Thank you all dear gardeners, lots to think about but very reassuring to know that its not impossible to have reasonablly good borders/beds at less physical expense. Donal
  Topic: The 'No dig technique'
Breezy

Replies: 8
Views: 8160

PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:39 pm   Subject: The 'No dig technique'
Hi Folks,
Wondered if anyone has had experience of the 'no dig approach' to laying flower beds. I have a blank canvass as there are no weeds and little grass yet in my newly laid lawn. The soil is h ...
  Topic: Planting shelter belt in water logged clay
Breezy

Replies: 23
Views: 19350

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:29 pm   Subject: Planting shelter belt in water logged clay
Hi Kathy,
You have a lot going on there but its all good fun. My trick is to try to concentrate on two or three tasks each year so that they are reasonably well done but more imprortantly enjoyed. I ...
  Topic: Planting shelter belt in water logged clay
Breezy

Replies: 23
Views: 19350

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:24 pm   Subject: Planting shelter belt in water logged clay
Thanks Sue, will let you know how it progresses.
  Topic: Planting shelter belt in water logged clay
Breezy

Replies: 23
Views: 19350

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:37 pm   Subject: Planting shelter belt in water logged clay
Thats helpful Sue, do I stick them i the ground at an angle or just straight down? did you mix the two, Salix alba and S. viminalis or do they have different characteristics, as they are decidious are ...
  Topic: Planting shelter belt in water logged clay
Breezy

Replies: 23
Views: 19350

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 7:28 pm   Subject: Planting shelter belt in water logged clay
OK leaning to the 2 identified willows for starters, question now is are they controllable, will I rue the day I planted them and will my plans for a leisurely retirement be curtailed by having to be ...
  Topic: Planting shelter belt in water logged clay
Breezy

Replies: 23
Views: 19350

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:57 pm   Subject: Planting shelter belt in water logged clay
Thnk you all. Well the wet is a mystery as paid to have drains installed and brought in the topsoil, my neighbour suspects the problem is it was all done with a track machine and became very compacted ...
  Topic: Planting shelter belt in water logged clay
Breezy

Replies: 23
Views: 19350

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:37 pm   Subject: Planting shelter belt in water logged clay
Not sure if it needs drying out, clay soil is water logged but when I dig down about 18 inches I hit a shale like layer (called 'pencil' locally) and its dry as good drainage. Yet water is a bit of a ...
  Topic: Planting shelter belt in water logged clay
Breezy

Replies: 23
Views: 19350

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:12 pm   Subject: Planting shelter belt in water logged clay
Hi Folks.
Have a query re planting a shelter belt in clay water logged soil with lots wind exposure obviously. I am designing a belt to protect a potential green house or polytunnel so need it to gr ...
  Topic: New here
Breezy

Replies: 55
Views: 45182

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 3:59 pm   Subject: New here
Hi Breezy,

You're very welcome.

You must have a big spread, as it covers two counties. Smile Smile

kindredspirit - I have a Co Cork address but live a few miles inside the Kerry border. Now I am ...
 
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