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  Topic: How can we improve the Irish gardeners forum?
Kim

Replies: 148
Views: 120950

PostForum: How to get the most out of Irishgardeners.com   Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:32 pm   Subject: How can we improve the Irish gardeners forum?
Thanks, that had been my take on it. Anyhow, I can only apologise if I have offended anyone, or disrupted the camaraderie.
  Topic: My garden challenge
Kim

Replies: 32
Views: 26339

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:00 pm   Subject: My garden challenge
Yes, fresh thorns from briars are bad, Dead briars have even worse thorns! feels great to clear them though.
  Topic: How can we improve the Irish gardeners forum?
Kim

Replies: 148
Views: 120950

PostForum: How to get the most out of Irishgardeners.com   Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:57 am   Subject: How can we improve the Irish gardeners forum?
I have a strong instinct that I should not have said anything on this thread! Oh well live and learn!
  Topic: Can you identify these crocus please?
Kim

Replies: 9
Views: 9855

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:39 pm   Subject: Can you identify these crocus please?
I should say, our yellow crocus doesn't look like chysanthus either. Chysanthus doesn't have the markings and it says specialist suppliers, and ours should be something commonly available.
  Topic: Can you identify these crocus please?
Kim

Replies: 9
Views: 9855

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:32 pm   Subject: Can you identify these crocus please?
That's a great link greengage, the pale purple crocus does look much more like Tommasinaus according to their page, (compared to the RHS page I found).

http://www.thealpinehouse.fsnet.co.uk/crocus% ...
  Topic: Honey bees favourite flowers.
Kim

Replies: 27
Views: 32748

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:36 am   Subject: Honey bees favourite flowers.
Winter heather is very good for bees! I tend to forget as I have so little and whenever I am reminded I think "I must try and find a spot for heather" and I really struggle to find a place f ...
  Topic: Edible landscapes - I plan do grow a Blue Berry hedge
Kim

Replies: 10
Views: 10045

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:29 am   Subject: Edible landscapes - I plan do grow a Blue Berry hedge
If it was me, I wouldn't try to change soil conditions very much to suit the plant but instead find a plant to suit the soil conditions I have. Well that is the way I do work!

If you have moist ac ...
  Topic: Can you identify these crocus please?
Kim

Replies: 9
Views: 9855

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:18 am   Subject: Can you identify these crocus please?
Thanks Greengage, They weren't bought as specialist bulbs, just ordinary affordable bulbs! They have all multiplied abundantly, The pale purple are the easiest on the eye, For many years I have strugg ...
  Topic: Honey bees favourite flowers.
Kim

Replies: 27
Views: 32748

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:19 am   Subject: Honey bees favourite flowers.
Last year I grew Echium vulgare 'Blue Bedder' , Viper's Bugloss It is an annual and flowered prolifically being especially good for bumble bees.

I have grown echium pininana in the past and last ...
  Topic: Edible landscapes - I plan do grow a Blue Berry hedge
Kim

Replies: 10
Views: 10045

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:08 am   Subject: Edible landscapes - I plan do grow a Blue Berry hedge
Greengage posted while I was writing. Although blueberries are not native, frockens are. In Irish gardens where frockens would grow, blueberries would be the natural choice in the same way an eating a ...
  Topic: Edible landscapes - I plan do grow a Blue Berry hedge
Kim

Replies: 10
Views: 10045

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:04 am   Subject: Edible landscapes - I plan do grow a Blue Berry hedge
I have some blueberries netted and some not, once the birds find a bush they will take some or I suppose all depending what other food is about. Blueberries fruit over several weeks.

If you trim yo ...
  Topic: Can you identify these crocus please?
Kim

Replies: 9
Views: 9855

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:48 am   Subject: Can you identify these crocus please?
Thanks Mews! I hadn't even googled as there are so many crocus varieties I thought I'd be lost!

I wonder is the yellow one crocus chrysanthus? there was a link on the page you gave. http://en.wik ...
  Topic: Edible mid sized Cherry tree suggestion
Kim

Replies: 11
Views: 12515

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:39 am   Subject: Edible mid sized Cherry tree suggestion
I need more advice with this than I can give. I have been trying with cherries and losing almost all to the birds. I imagined when I planted the trees that I would / could net them but they grew too b ...
  Topic: Can you identify these crocus please?
Kim

Replies: 9
Views: 9855

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:30 am   Subject: Can you identify these crocus please?
We have spring crocus that the bees love, The principle kinds are a yellow which starts early January, a deep purple which opened a few days ago (mid-Feb), and a pale purple, yet to open but I have ph ...
  Topic: Honey bees favourite flowers.
Kim

Replies: 27
Views: 32748

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:57 am   Subject: Honey bees favourite flowers.
Lovely crocus! We have an early yellow crocus that the bees are on and a later purple one that is just opening. I don't know what kind of crocus they are, perhaps I will ask on another thread.

I am ...
 
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