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  Topic: Fern-atical
Liparis

Replies: 16
Views: 38240

PostForum: Perennials, Ferns and Ornamental grasses   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:03 am   Subject: Fern-atical
Thanks, Kevin, that's exactly the guy.
Bill.
  Topic: Oregano: Joy of the Mountain
Liparis

Replies: 6
Views: 32778

PostForum: Herb growing in Ireland   Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:09 pm   Subject: Oregano: Joy of the Mountain
I would imagine that the reason for not letting the oregano flower is because flowering would take most of the nutrients away from the foliage and reduce the amount of foliage produced. I would see no ...
  Topic: Fern-atical
Liparis

Replies: 16
Views: 38240

PostForum: Perennials, Ferns and Ornamental grasses   Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:01 pm   Subject: Fern-atical
kindredspirit, Where did you get your ferns? I used to have an Irish mail order fern nursery in my favourites until my PC crash a couple of months ago and can't find it now.
Bill.
  Topic: Rotation of the earth ?
Liparis

Replies: 7
Views: 9098

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:47 pm   Subject: Rotation of the earth ?
It is possibly the sun they follow. I've actually tried to train some the opposite direction for tidyness, they always return to the left - right direction.
Bill.
  Topic: Black Leg on Potatoes
Liparis

Replies: 2
Views: 3525

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:45 pm   Subject: Black Leg on Potatoes
I've always lifted potatoes with blackleg and eaten the sound potatoes. My legs are fine Laughing
Bill.
  Topic: Raspberries withering before they develop
Liparis

Replies: 8
Views: 9942

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:14 am   Subject: Raspberries withering before they develop
Botritis is a fungal mould which attacks in damp, dull weather. Poor air circulation increases the chances, so dense plants like Rasberry Strawberries etc can be prone to it.
If the Rasberries did st ...
  Topic: Raspberries withering before they develop
Liparis

Replies: 8
Views: 9942

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:32 pm   Subject: Raspberries withering before they develop
Could be botritis or just plain old poor pollination.
Bill.
  Topic: Potato blight, how to treat Phytophthora infestans.
Liparis

Replies: 19
Views: 87100

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:18 am   Subject: Potato blight, how to treat Phytophthora infestans.
The key word is resistant, they aren't blight-proof. Will be interesting to see if others who grow saporo and haven't sprayed get it.
Bill.
  Topic: Redesigned back garden. Would like your suggestions.
Liparis

Replies: 346
Views: 375429

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:04 pm   Subject: Redesigned back garden. Would like your suggestions.
Holy moley, how many did you order Laughing Laughing
Bill.
  Topic: Redesigned back garden. Would like your suggestions.
Liparis

Replies: 346
Views: 375429

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:10 am   Subject: Redesigned back garden. Would like your suggestions.
Sounds OK to me. One of those Olive trees would be stunning in your set up, if it's within budget.
Bill.
  Topic: Wood preservative
Liparis

Replies: 2
Views: 6742

PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:02 pm   Subject: Wood preservative
You will be hard pushed to find a preservative you don't have to put on that doesn't need re-doing. An oil-based one might give you a few more years, but you might have to do it again after year three ...
  Topic: Can I get battery hens to rehome
Liparis

Replies: 23
Views: 41880

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:56 pm   Subject: Can I get battery hens to rehome
There is a high probability you already have rats. You just don't see them, but keeping hens means you will see the tell-tale signs. I've seen rats crossing busy streets in Navan in late evenings.
Ur ...
  Topic: Can I get battery hens to rehome
Liparis

Replies: 23
Views: 41880

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:36 am   Subject: Can I get battery hens to rehome
I would imagine it depends on your neighbours. Some people, especially those with kids, might find it fun and very educational, The older generation may, with some exceptions, accept it as a means of ...
  Topic: Can I get battery hens to rehome
Liparis

Replies: 23
Views: 41880

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:04 pm   Subject: Can I get battery hens to rehome
it's an opt-in scheme - they can't track your purchases unless you facilitate it yourself. there are bigger issues with tesco than that...
Your right. I just can't, for the life of me find any advert ...
  Topic: funky growing kits! aldi
Liparis

Replies: 1
Views: 2197

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:37 pm   Subject: funky growing kits! aldi
The lemon and orange will take years to grow to any height and produce, but hey! the fun is in growing them. You'd be better growing them indoors at least for this year, then next year in summer you c ...
 
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