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  Topic: Propagating a buxus plant
Foxylock

Replies: 8
Views: 14298

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:44 pm   Subject: Propagating a buxus plant
Well Tailspin,

I had a shot at it but the results were less than impressive, everything seemed fine initially, the slips stayed a good healthy colour and roots were even emerging. But then my luck ...
  Topic: next yrs potato's
Foxylock

Replies: 3
Views: 2982

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:28 pm   Subject: next yrs potato's
They will grow but you will probably have increased disease susceptibility, better to use certified seed potatoes or save some seed from your own crop, that way you know what your getting. Best of luc ...
  Topic: Starlings covering the front of the house in poo
Foxylock

Replies: 4
Views: 11856

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:11 am   Subject: Starlings covering the front of the house in poo
And I thought I had problems Laughing Laughing Laughing
  Topic: Starlings covering the front of the house in poo
Foxylock

Replies: 4
Views: 11856

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:59 pm   Subject: Starlings covering the front of the house in poo
Hang a cd, a piece of mirror or a piece of plastic under the eaves, this will scare em off. Alternatively put a large shelf under the nest to catch the pooh and clean it regularly. Actually thats a cr ...
  Topic: Black currants
Foxylock

Replies: 3
Views: 2786

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:19 pm   Subject: Black currants
I have " Ben lomond " and they are doing quite well.
  Topic: How risky is "Garlon"?
Foxylock

Replies: 4
Views: 8871

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:00 pm   Subject: How risky is "Garlon"?
I wonder what the other " safe " poison is that this guy intends to use ? If you google garlon you will get the msds sheets and this will help in your decision. I wouldn't take any chances w ...
  Topic: ants,ants and more ants
Foxylock

Replies: 7
Views: 9305

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:52 am   Subject: ants,ants and more ants
I know a woman who swears that ants hate talcum powder and wont cross a line of it. Its worth a shot.
  Topic: Earwigs???
Foxylock

Replies: 5
Views: 4976

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:35 pm   Subject: Earwigs???
Just to add to Peter's excellent post on trapping, earwigs are also attracted to oatmeal whilst cats are not !! The tachinid fly is also a natural predator of the earwig and can be attracted by lettin ...
  Topic: Old fool on skateboard weeding drive.
Foxylock

Replies: 7
Views: 11774

PostForum: Gardening tips drop-off point   Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:23 am   Subject: Old fool on skateboard weeding drive.
Or a space hopper Laughing
  Topic: Old fool on skateboard weeding drive.
Foxylock

Replies: 7
Views: 11774

PostForum: Gardening tips drop-off point   Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:36 pm   Subject: Old fool on skateboard weeding drive.
Please please please put up a picture, we will pay to see it Laughing Laughing
  Topic: storing cabbages
Foxylock

Replies: 3
Views: 2832

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:08 am   Subject: storing cabbages
It's probably best to harvest as required, however winter cabbage can be cut around the end of autumn,remove the outer leaves and store in boxes or crates nestled in straw or shredded paper. If kept c ...
  Topic: Spring Onions
Foxylock

Replies: 8
Views: 5666

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:43 pm   Subject: Spring Onions
Looks like they are starting to bulb, time to eat them up !!
  Topic: Oh my poor garden
Foxylock

Replies: 3
Views: 7538

PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:37 pm   Subject: Oh my poor garden
Tut tut taking pictures of builders bums out your bedroom window and posting them on the internet ............... me oh mi this place is going downhill fast Laughing Laughing Laughing

How much are those ...
  Topic: Anyone ID these pests eating my Red Hot Pokers?
Foxylock

Replies: 9
Views: 16674

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 11:02 pm   Subject: Anyone ID these pests eating my Red Hot Pokers?
Just goes to show the soldiers always take the blame Laughing Laughing Hopefully now the poker will stay hot for longer this year !!
  Topic: Anyone ID these pests eating my Red Hot Pokers?
Foxylock

Replies: 9
Views: 16674

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:07 pm   Subject: Anyone ID these pests eating my Red Hot Pokers?
Howya Martinog,

These guys are soldier beetles and are actually considered a beneficial beetle and some gardeners will even try to attract them into the garden. They will eat soft growth but more ...
 
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