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  Topic: Willows and some wild plants ID
DXOak

Replies: 6
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PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:56 pm   Subject: Willows and some wild plants ID
Thanks Greengage for the information. I have not seen a knapweed this early in the year so was not sure. As for the trees, salix species I know are often hard to ID and was hoping to get down to speci ...
  Topic: Willows and some wild plants ID
DXOak

Replies: 6
Views: 6973

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:19 pm   Subject: Willows and some wild plants ID
Thanks all for ID. I was thinking ground elder for the last, but possibly Alexanders seems a better shape for the leaves.

For the second willow, It looked like Salix viminalis but didn't look like ...
  Topic: Willows and some wild plants ID
DXOak

Replies: 6
Views: 6973

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:04 pm   Subject: Willows and some wild plants ID
I saw these at a wetland site in Co Down but not sure what they are. The one with the comment "big Leafy plant" was growing in large numbers in a long line and was biggish in size.

Any he ...
  Topic: Hello From the Wild West
DXOak

Replies: 6
Views: 7608

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:54 pm   Subject: Hello From the Wild West
Hi Susie D and welcome,

If you are looking for native trees, you could try contacting CVNI Fermanagh office: http://www.cvni.org/contact/fermanagh-office/ I have got my trees from CVNI before front ...
  Topic: Growing Silver birch from seed
DXOak

Replies: 0
Views: 2262

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:43 pm   Subject: Growing Silver birch from seed
Last year I was given some silver birch seed and I put them in lunch bags with compost and put them in the fridge for about 8 weeks. I then planted them in a hanging basket sized pot with a mix of com ...
  Topic: Taking cuttings from trees
DXOak

Replies: 0
Views: 2232

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:34 pm   Subject: Taking cuttings from trees
I have taken cuttings of Grey Sallow and Domestic Apple

And I put them in water, they are straight branch cuttings about 4ft in length. So far I have had them in the water about 3-4 weeks and the g ...
  Topic: New to the site
DXOak

Replies: 7
Views: 8201

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:05 pm   Subject: New to the site
Hi purple1 and welcome Very Happy congrats and hope you have good success with your greenhouse
  Topic: Small pond in a storage box?
DXOak

Replies: 6
Views: 27976

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:29 am   Subject: Small pond in a storage box?
I couldn't figure out for a minute or two how to put an overflow. I have recorded a video on this, just need to edit it, and this is far from perfect.

Here is what I have done. Images are labelled ...
  Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR
DXOak

Replies: 4
Views: 4722

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:11 am   Subject: HAPPY NEW YEAR
Happy New Year to you all too Smile
  Topic: Small pond in a storage box?
DXOak

Replies: 6
Views: 27976

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:56 pm   Subject: Small pond in a storage box?
hi dxoak.will you post some photos of your little pond project. Very Happy ponddigger Very Happy

I am going to create a video on what I am doing, but I'll get photos tomorrow. I bought a 62lt storage box (long and ...
  Topic: Sessile Oak problem
DXOak

Replies: 2
Views: 3441

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:44 pm   Subject: Sessile Oak problem
Thanks, its not that deep this time

Goodness! If it has been moved that many times, it will be stressed!

I only moved it once, as I did with my other trees with no problems with those so I don't ...
  Topic: Sour cherry?
DXOak

Replies: 2
Views: 3184

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:12 pm   Subject: Sour cherry?
Thanks you could be right, this is the only image I have of the tree with the red leaves (excuse the not great quality), it has a big hole around its base and its roots are starting to be exposed so i ...
  Topic: Hi from east, Co Down
DXOak

Replies: 2
Views: 3945

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:31 pm   Subject: Hi from east, Co Down
Thanks for the welcome, been interested in nature for about 17 years since I was about 6-7 and my parents moved to an area that is surrounded by woodland there lots of different areas including:

1) ...
  Topic: Sour cherry?
DXOak

Replies: 2
Views: 3184

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:11 pm   Subject: Sour cherry?
This has been growing in an old private estate orchard in Co Down for as long as I can remember but have not been able to ID it. The cherries are big, about the size of a large marble or there about's ...
  Topic: Small pond in a storage box?
DXOak

Replies: 6
Views: 27976

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 3:04 pm   Subject: Small pond in a storage box?
Thanks, I know a few ponds, streams and lakes so will do that. Anything I would need to do to the storage box before putting the water in? Think I read somewhere that you line it with a bin liner or s ...
 
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