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  Topic: Hebe hedge
Keith g

Replies: 2
Views: 2744

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 6:39 pm   Subject: Hebe hedge
Hi all , wondering on some advice. I currently have a large fence which is now very unsteady from stormy winter weather. I was thinking of replacing it with a hebe hedge. I currently have 30 good size ...
  Topic: Tree lupins
Keith g

Replies: 2
Views: 3682

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:45 pm   Subject: Re:
Thanks Good Guy, I think i'll order a few seeds and give them a go... Very Happy

K
  Topic: Tree lupins
Keith g

Replies: 2
Views: 3682

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:04 pm   Subject: Tree lupins
Hi folks, I've come across these seeds for sake for 'tree lupins' . Has anybody grown or seen these?

http://store.irishseedsavers.ie/mobile/Product.aspx?ProductCode=Seed-Lupi

They grow to 6ft t ...
  Topic: All-Ireland Pollinator Plan.
Keith g

Replies: 1
Views: 2380

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:15 am   Subject: Re:
Ditto, I am going to follow this advice as best I can from next year onwards. I also have read of the concept of 'Guerilla gardening'

I like the idea of going around a few hedgerows and bits plant ...
  Topic: Organic aphid spray
Keith g

Replies: 14
Views: 12195

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Fri May 08, 2015 4:38 pm   Subject: Re:
+1 yeah that's really clever !!

Keith..
  Topic: Organic aphid spray
Keith g

Replies: 14
Views: 12195

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 7:44 pm   Subject: Re:
Ah thank you folks, I'll try both methods Very Happy

I'll separate my seedlings and see which works best

Keith.
  Topic: Organic aphid spray
Keith g

Replies: 14
Views: 12195

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 7:59 pm   Subject: Organic aphid spray
Hi folks, has anybody got a recommendation for using an organic spray for the elimination of aphids and greenfly?

The buggers are all over my dahlia seedlings despite my best efforts

Thanks,
...
  Topic: flower id please
Keith g

Replies: 3
Views: 3052

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:48 pm   Subject: flower id please
Correct, and I have loads of them, they set seed naturally and you can easily propagate them by lifting a bit from the side of the plant with roots to grow many more Very Happy

And the bees love them Very Happy ...
  Topic: Butterflies....and bees
Keith g

Replies: 18
Views: 19821

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:47 pm   Subject: Re:
Same here in Cavan too, not a single butterfly to be seen on my buddleia's. I've also noticed quite a drop off in the number of bumblebees around during the daytime even though as you say the flowers ...
  Topic: Honey bees favourite flowers.
Keith g

Replies: 27
Views: 32129

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:44 pm   Subject: Re:
Thanks for the information so far folks, I too am looking at my garden everyday, I have noticed lately s drop in the number of bumblebees around, maybe it is actually to do with the lack of rainwater ...
  Topic: Scary news.
Keith g

Replies: 7
Views: 7424

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:26 pm   Subject: Scary news.
Monsanto Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

K.
  Topic: Pesticide Free Plants
Keith g

Replies: 4
Views: 5841

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:43 pm   Subject: Re:
Good question, did you ring?

K
  Topic: Camellia not flowering
Keith g

Replies: 7
Views: 7484

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:24 pm   Subject: Re:
Yes GG, I added a decent helping of ericaceous compost
  Topic: Camellia not flowering
Keith g

Replies: 7
Views: 7484

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:39 pm   Subject: Re:
I would dig a small deep hole near the camellia to see the quality of the soil underneath also. I had mine in a very poor soil until I moved it after seeing what my builder had left behind underneath ...
  Topic: Garden centre plants - pre treated?
Keith g

Replies: 9
Views: 10796

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:45 pm   Subject: Re:
I guess you've seen it all Ben. Unfortunately the likes of you & me who go for organic as much as possible are in the minority it seems. I suppose it all down to education with people, at least yo ...
 
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