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  Topic: Chicken Friendly Lawn Care
JK Mayo

Replies: 4
Views: 4565

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:00 pm   Subject: Chickens and Chemicals
Thanks for the replies.

I have down some further research and it would appear lime is a runner.

Would you have any idea on the safety of potato manure, 7-6-17?
  Topic: Chicken Friendly Lawn Care
JK Mayo

Replies: 4
Views: 4565

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:26 pm   Subject: Chicken Friendly Lawn Care
Hi Folks,

We have quite a large lawn and keep it in fairly goof nick. Usual treatment is potato manure (7-6-17) twice a year and dicophar for the weeds.

We have recently bought some chickens whi ...
  Topic: Natural Born Pest Killers - Home Remedies for Pest Control
JK Mayo

Replies: 1
Views: 24185

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:20 pm   Subject: Corn Gluten
Hi There,

Any ideas on where to get corn gluten or corn gluten based lawn products?
  Topic: Aerating your lawn ----- Aeration and Your Lawns Health
JK Mayo

Replies: 4
Views: 22214

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:17 pm   Subject: Tow behind Law Aerator
Hi Guys,

Would you recommend an blade aerator or a plug / hollow tine type? I am looking for something to tow behind a ride on. I have seen a few units that combine a spreader and aerator, any thou ...
  Topic: want tree vwith red leaves
JK Mayo

Replies: 18
Views: 29157

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 8:48 pm   Subject: Specimen Tree for Windy Site
Which would you guys recommend for a windy site? The Liquidamber, Acer Rubrum or Freemanii?

Also, where you source them? I would need to get the trees delivered to Mayo and was hoping to spend arou ...
  Topic: Inexpensive quick growing ground cover for very large bank
JK Mayo

Replies: 26
Views: 42823

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:01 pm   Subject: Ground cover strawberries
Hi Brendan,

Do you have any pics of the Betty A and Cotoneaster?

Would love to see how it works.

JK
  Topic: Inexpensive quick growing ground cover for very large bank
JK Mayo

Replies: 26
Views: 42823

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:59 pm   Subject: Fabric and Heathers
Hi James,

Apologies for maybe being a bit dumb, but I want to make sure I get this right.

I think we have settled on a mixture of heathers so try and have colour all through the year. If we go w ...
  Topic: Inexpensive quick growing ground cover for very large bank
JK Mayo

Replies: 26
Views: 42823

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:35 pm   Subject: Weed Fabric
Hi James,

Going to go with your advice. Similar questions on the weed frabric, but this time on the heathers and vinca - will they work better with or without the fabric?

Cheers
JK
  Topic: Inexpensive quick growing ground cover for very large bank
JK Mayo

Replies: 26
Views: 42823

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:42 pm   Subject: Spacing for ground cover cotoneaster coral beauty
Hi James,

Thank you for your reply.

Just a quick follow up: what kind of spacing would you plant the coral beauty at?
As regards the heathers and vinca, do you have a preference for either?
So ...
  Topic: Inexpensive quick growing ground cover for very large bank
JK Mayo

Replies: 26
Views: 42823

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:30 pm   Subject: Which Cotoneaster for Ground Cover on Bank
Hi Folks,

We too have a steep bank, about 2.5 to 3 meters high. We want to make the bank as weed free and maintenance free as possible We have a few questions:

1. Some of the bank we are going ...
  Topic: New Veg Garden
JK Mayo

Replies: 4
Views: 4239

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:44 am   Subject: Veg bed Plans
Thanks Folks - nice to see that it is possible to make things easy.

Know anywhere that I get get suggested planting layouts for the beds?

What else could I plant in the bed with the strawberries ...
  Topic: New Veg Garden
JK Mayo

Replies: 4
Views: 4239

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:24 am   Subject: New Veg Garden
Hi Folks,

Planning to start our first veg patch.
In the next couple of weeks we are going to construct three raised beds, 8'x4' each.
In one bed we will probably grow strawberries - should we jus ...
  Topic: Hedging plants in Ireland (size, spacing, flowers and fruit)
JK Mayo

Replies: 42
Views: 243729

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:42 am   Subject: Beech hedge
Thank you both for your replies - great tips!!

I will start the photo diary straight away.

I have burned off all the old grass and weeds since the photos and we are raking the whole plot for sow ...
  Topic: Newbie - Mayo
JK Mayo

Replies: 16
Views: 18297

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:22 am   Subject: Mayo
Thanks.

Yeah?
  Topic: Planting for a steep bank.
JK Mayo

Replies: 9
Views: 14890

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:50 pm   Subject: Wild Flowers on Steep Bank
Hi Folks,

I also have a steep bank to plant - will post pic over weekend.
Two questions - one: Was thinking of going with wild flower mix, but afraid that they might invade the veg garden below - ...
 
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