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  Topic: Feeding Chickens
Guelder

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:51 pm   Subject: Re: Feeding Chickens
Can anyone tell me what kind of plants I might grow in and around our chicken pens apart from good old grass? We'd like to provide a crop / crops they could forage through which provide a more natura ...
  Topic: saving tree seeds
Guelder

Replies: 3
Views: 5115

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:39 pm   Subject: saving tree seeds
for a really good comprehensive overview of native Irish Trees and how to grow them to seed the following book (more like a magazine..) is great to have at hand:

Our Trees (a guide to growing Irel ...
  Topic: Trees dieing with new grouth at the trunk
Guelder

Replies: 11
Views: 12843

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:30 pm   Subject: Trees dieing with new grouth at the trunk
It is a varigated maple of some sort and there appears to be three shoots growing from about a foot up the trunk. One is about two foot and there are two about a foot. Now the total height of alive tr ...
  Topic: Trees dieing with new grouth at the trunk
Guelder

Replies: 11
Views: 12843

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:20 pm   Subject: Trees dieing with new grouth at the trunk
I'm still not sure what way to cut away the dead part of the tree or is it just a case of cutting it as close to the new growth as possible. Confused

Any advise would be good cheers

do you know what ...
  Topic: Planting a wood
Guelder

Replies: 8
Views: 10871

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 11:03 am   Subject: Planting a wood
Of course I should have included those details Smile

It's about 275ft above sea level, the soil is quite heavy and dense. It's well-drained. The view (if that's what you mean by aspect) is farmland ...
  Topic: Native Irish Dog Rose ... Rosa canina ... An Fheirdhris
Guelder

Replies: 2
Views: 37457

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:51 am   Subject: Native Irish Dog Rose ... Rosa canina ... An Fheirdhris
Haven't grown them from cuttings but I found them very easy to grow from seed., and now's the time!

Collect rose hips from the hedgerows, break them open and get the (itchy) seed inside and sow in ...
  Topic: new tree plantation
Guelder

Replies: 4
Views: 6169

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:40 am   Subject: new tree plantation
Its a tricky one alright. If your doing it on a large scale (by garden standards) and it sounds like you are, then the round up might be the best bet. Not keen on the use of weed-killers, but in thi ...
  Topic: french beans (borlotti)
Guelder

Replies: 8
Views: 6698

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:06 pm   Subject: french beans (borlotti)
Blanche and freeze is a decent way of storing them
  Topic: Getting rid of magpies in an urban garden.
Guelder

Replies: 9
Views: 54390

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:02 pm   Subject: Getting rid of magpies in an urban garden.
I have problems with the magpie trapping too. People seem to get fixations with magpies for some reason. Can't find a link right now, but from what I've read the threat they pose is not that signifi ...
  Topic: Brown Hawker.
Guelder

Replies: 8
Views: 11773

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 11:08 pm   Subject: Brown Hawker.
had a visit into our conservatory by a Brown Hawker a few weeks back. Got a couple of nice photos too. Beautiful creature and seriously big...

http://evogarden.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/brow ...
  Topic: Is it too early for the leaves to fall?
Guelder

Replies: 13
Views: 15294

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:43 pm   Subject: Is it too early for the leaves to fall?
Saw the exact same with a horse chestnut myself the other day kindredspirit.
Early colouration in trees can be brought on by any number of factors.
Waterlogging, root damage/compaction, etc.

Hor ...
  Topic: Raspberries withering before they develop
Guelder

Replies: 8
Views: 11221

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:28 pm   Subject: Raspberries withering before they develop
CW12CAT, was it just the fruit that was affected or the leaves? Have you got healthy new canes popping up this summer?

I know some new ones I planted as bareroots back in spring suffered during th ...
  Topic: Native trees and shrubs for sandy coastal soil
Guelder

Replies: 10
Views: 17419

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:49 pm   Subject: Native trees and shrubs for sandy coastal soil
Thanks for the info Smile
Had a look at the futureforests site. Apparently Gorse might be an option. On the woods side of things, i'm pretty sure i've found some Gorse on the side of a hill, also some ...
  Topic: Native trees and shrubs for sandy coastal soil
Guelder

Replies: 10
Views: 17419

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:21 am   Subject: Native trees and shrubs for sandy coastal soil

I'll have a look around at what's growing in other gardens, but there won't be a huge amount to go on, as many of the gardens around here tend be very bare i.e. a gravel driveway with one lonesome p ...
 
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