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  Topic: Tomatoes not peforming as well as previous years
Jacqcat

Replies: 11
Views: 10465

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 10:34 am   Subject: oh thank god
I thought it was just us. We've completely given up on them.

Our beans were good, our potatoes were great but the tomatoes are just awful. Death and dying everywhere!
  Topic: How To Grow BlueBerries - One Of The Top 10 Super-Foods.
Jacqcat

Replies: 43
Views: 86120

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:52 pm   Subject: Re: growing tips


Blueberries look as though they should grow in tropical climates;


LMAO at home (in Canada) they grow wild all over the place... I think they can handle a westmeath winter or two! Laughing
  Topic: Dog run design help
Jacqcat

Replies: 19
Views: 56132

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:21 pm   Subject: Dog run design help
That's a cute little run... I'm curious to hear if it has successfully contained the dogs. I know from rescue sources of even small dogs who've managed 5 ft fences.

I guess I don't see the problem ...
  Topic: How To Grow BlueBerries - One Of The Top 10 Super-Foods.
Jacqcat

Replies: 43
Views: 86120

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:13 pm   Subject: How To Grow BlueBerries - One Of The Top 10 Super-Foods.
I'm really interested in planting some bushes this year. Blueberries are a central food at home, right up there with Maple Syrup is Blueberry syrup!

The bird thing is worrisome, although I assume f ...
  Topic: Fern suppliers in Ireland?
Jacqcat

Replies: 8
Views: 11981

PostForum: Perennials, Ferns and Ornamental grasses   Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:06 pm   Subject: Fern suppliers in Ireland?
If you happen to find someone who can supply ostrich ferns, can you let me know? I'd pay good money to have some "fiddleheads" in my garden, just like at home.

I've looked but it appears ...
  Topic: Growing potatoes in a potato barrel
Jacqcat

Replies: 13
Views: 24488

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:04 pm   Subject: Growing potatoes in a potato barrel
We just harvested one of our potato "sacks". The variety is sarpo mira (sp?) and the yield was about 5kg. We didn't do anything different from you, except we only fertilised with our own ver ...
  Topic: Onions Bolting
Jacqcat

Replies: 3
Views: 5615

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:45 pm   Subject: Onions Bolting
Our onions are bolting a lot as well, I think the quick change in temperature may have had something to do with it.

I don't know about spring onions, but I think the issue with onions in general i ...
  Topic: My Garden Panorama!
Jacqcat

Replies: 4
Views: 6759

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:37 am   Subject: My Garden Panorama!
We're thrilled with the potoatoes, they're already starting to flower. I've never grown anything myself (except last year we did herbs) so this is a real adventure!


The lawn looks a lot less heal ...
  Topic: My Garden Panorama!
Jacqcat

Replies: 4
Views: 6759

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:28 am   Subject: My Garden Panorama!
Sorry to copy medieval knievel but I checked out autostitch.net and couldn't resist!!!

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2303/2541248492_933b2a262b.jpg
We're growing tomatoes, french beans, garlic, o ...
  Topic: Weird stuff on our maple!
Jacqcat

Replies: 2
Views: 4300

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 9:39 am   Subject: Weird stuff on our maple!
That's interesting! I didn't know they would produce flowers! LOL
  Topic: Weird stuff on our maple!
Jacqcat

Replies: 2
Views: 4300

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:20 pm   Subject: Weird stuff on our maple!
Hi,

I'll preface this by saying, I know I don't have a clue!

We have two maple trees in our front garden, one is 2 years old, the other 1 year old.

The older tree has loads of little black fl ...
  Topic: mushroom dowels in hardwood.
Jacqcat

Replies: 4
Views: 7482

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:12 am   Subject: mushroom dowels in hardwood.
That's where I got mine from... now I can't find any logs!

I had got some from a local guy but when I looked closely, they already had mushrooms growing on them, so didn't want to risk confusing th ...
  Topic: Compost bin worms, tiger worms clumped under the lid rim.
Jacqcat

Replies: 4
Views: 11003

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:38 pm   Subject: Compost bin worms, tiger worms clumped under the lid rim.
I have a wormery for composting, so it's made for this and has a tap at the bottom which I keep open when the weather is wet (all winter!) so the water can drain out.

Is there anyway you can promot ...
  Topic: Raised beds search
Jacqcat

Replies: 20
Views: 55001

PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:58 pm   Subject: Raised beds search
We made our own this year with some wood from the hardware store.

There were instructions in a gardening magazine recently, a uk one. I'll see can I find them again. It didn't take us 20 minutes to ...
  Topic: Hello from Kerry as well
Jacqcat

Replies: 4
Views: 5592

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:59 pm   Subject: Hello from Kerry as well
Hey, welcome! I'm totally new to this too. Finally settled down and after a year realised we probably should do something with the "garden" other than cultivate grass clippings! Laughing
 
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