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  Topic: Crambe cordifolia
Cherrysparkle

Replies: 1
Views: 3508

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Fri May 02, 2014 9:42 pm   Subject: Crambe cordifolia
I have a whole island flower bed to fill and I was wondering if anyone has ever grown Crambe? I'm planning to have it in the middle, with perennial geraniums and some structural grasses around it to h ...
  Topic: Hardy geraniums from root cuttings
Cherrysparkle

Replies: 8
Views: 11715

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:54 am   Subject: Hardy geraniums from root cuttings
Hey everyone thanks for the replies - have been sick for the past few weeks and haven't had a chance to get out in the garden!

Greengage I think Rosanne is a sterile hybrid, so not sure if it would ...
  Topic: Hardy geraniums from root cuttings
Cherrysparkle

Replies: 8
Views: 11715

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:56 pm   Subject: Hardy geraniums from root cuttings
I bought Geranium Rozanne and want to propagate some from root cuttings as they're so expensive.

So google has told me that I need to dig them up while dormant, and take the cuttings from the thick ...
  Topic: Flowers for Pillars - Advice Needed
Cherrysparkle

Replies: 5
Views: 6237

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:11 pm   Subject: Flowers for Pillars - Advice Needed
Aubrieta is super cheap to buy in spring, I got a few little tubs at 2.50 each. I have two trays of campanula porscharskyrana (I think that's how you spell it!) seedlings and youre welcome to one if y ...
  Topic: ...What did you do Today...
Cherrysparkle

Replies: 3459
Views: 1449788

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:23 pm   Subject: ...What did you do Today...
Is anyone else weeding every day?! The weather is causing chickweed and dandelions to sprout all over the place, it's worse than spring!
  Topic: Planted bulbs too early...
Cherrysparkle

Replies: 1
Views: 3773

PostForum: Bulbs in Irelands Gardens   Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:36 pm   Subject: Planted bulbs too early...
...And now they're sprouting! They're muscari which I planted late September, but the weather hasn't dropped below 10 since, so the must think its spring. Whoops (again).
Will they just die back and ...
  Topic: Whoops, too early?
Cherrysparkle

Replies: 2
Views: 4224

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:48 pm   Subject: Whoops, too early?
Thanks Ben. Next time I'll wait until it actually feels autumnal before I start doing autumn jobs!
  Topic: Ash dieback in native hedgerows
Cherrysparkle

Replies: 2
Views: 4881

PostForum: The Events Diary, environment and ecology / home and garden.   Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:43 pm   Subject: Ash dieback in native hedgerows
http://www.thejournal.ie/ash-dieback-2-1118392-Oct2013/

Sorry if this has been posted before, but it's the first I've heard of it. What I can't understand is why ash trees were allowed to be import ...
  Topic: Whoops, too early?
Cherrysparkle

Replies: 2
Views: 4224

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:27 pm   Subject: Whoops, too early?
I had a wildflower seed selection that according to the pack was best down in early autumn. So I sowed it in early September. I went away for a week and have come back to find all my seeds have sprout ...
  Topic: Standard fuschia snapped in half.
Cherrysparkle

Replies: 5
Views: 7389

PostForum: Container gardening in Ireland, including Annual Bedding Plants   Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:11 pm   Subject: Standard fuschia snapped in half.
I didn't realise it was so windy today! My fuschia which I was going to take in when the weather got bad snapped clean in half. It was very top heavy... There is one small branch with leaves still on ...
  Topic: Split fading rhubarb?
Cherrysparkle

Replies: 5
Views: 4689

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:09 pm   Subject: Split fading rhubarb?
Ha, I'll just attempt one or two if that's the case!
  Topic: Split fading rhubarb?
Cherrysparkle

Replies: 5
Views: 4689

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:43 pm   Subject: Split fading rhubarb?
I have a rhubarb patch that for the past two years has not been putting out the same amount of fruit that it has previously. The patch is probably older than I am, was here when we moved...and I have ...
  Topic: What allium is the biggest?
Cherrysparkle

Replies: 4
Views: 6350

PostForum: Bulbs in Irelands Gardens   Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:23 pm   Subject: What allium is the biggest?
Thanks Greengage! They're very hard to find - not in woodies, b and q or Johnstown...tried to buy them off the net, but shipping costs are extortionate! Next year maybe...
  Topic: What allium is the biggest?
Cherrysparkle

Replies: 4
Views: 6350

PostForum: Bulbs in Irelands Gardens   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:00 pm   Subject: What allium is the biggest?
Just wondering which allium is the biggest flower wise. I want to buy the ones that have the football size flowers! I bought gigantium because the name kind of led me to believe that they were giganti ...
  Topic: Aquilegia seedlings, can I plant out now?
Cherrysparkle

Replies: 4
Views: 6059

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:04 pm   Subject: Aquilegia seedlings, can I plant out now?
Thanks for the replies! The seedlings are thriving in their new spot. Can I ask a question, there's fluffy seed pods on my lupines, if I crack them open and scatter the seeds inside will they just gro ...
 
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