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  Topic: Should neonicotinoid insecticides be banned
Mews

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PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:23 pm   Subject: Should neonicotinoid insecticides be banned
What is your honey?

[url=http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/10/pictures/121011-blue-honey-honeybees-animals-science/]Pictures: Colored Honey Made by Candy-Eating French Bees


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  Topic: Cutting a neighbour's hedge
Mews

Replies: 18
Views: 24264

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:04 pm   Subject: Cutting a neighbour's hedge
Long time ago Lord Macnaghten set the precedent you are allowed to cut any branches which overhang into your land back to the midpoint line of the boundary. You can also dig a trench along the boundar ...
  Topic: Multiple Weed Identification
Mews

Replies: 14
Views: 18142

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:54 am   Subject: Multiple Weed Identification
2 is redshank.
3 is ragwort I think.
1 & 2. Couch grass/ witch grass. It has loads of names. A right *astard to get rid of. Plagued with it here .
Would need a few flowers on show to be certain ...
  Topic: Multiple Weed Identification
Mews

Replies: 14
Views: 18142

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:08 am   Subject: Multiple Weed Identification
A = Could be any of a number of [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apiaceae]umbellifers like saxifrage, parsley (don't eat it) or wild carrot most likely it is [url=http://www.natureinthedales.org.uk/s ...
  Topic: Weed identification
Mews

Replies: 5
Views: 6027

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:22 am   Subject: Weed identification
I can't make out the flower head, I am thinking [url=https://www.google.com/search?site=&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1920&bih=945&q=comprey&oq=comprey&gs_l=img.3..0i10l10.1386.3 ...
  Topic: Patchy lawn , where i did mistake
Mews

Replies: 5
Views: 8144

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:49 pm   Subject: Patchy lawn , where i did mistake
10-10-20 fertiliser will probably do the job at the expense of having to cut the lawn more often so use it sparingly.
  Topic: Can you identify this flat worm?
Mews

Replies: 7
Views: 7263

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 8:58 pm   Subject: Can you identify this flat worm?
That is what I was afraid off.....oh well......at least his garden is at the opposite side of the country from me 😀

Should this be reported?

You can [url=http://invasivespeciesireland.co ...
  Topic: Can you identify this flat worm?
Mews

Replies: 7
Views: 7263

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 6:35 pm   Subject: Can you identify this flat worm?
[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_flatworm]New Zealand flatworm, it's classed as an [url=http://www.nobanis.org/globalassets/speciesinfo/a/arthurdendyus-triangulatus/arthurdendyus_triangul ...
  Topic: Snails n Slugs...
Mews

Replies: 31
Views: 35970

PostForum: Gardening tips drop-off point   Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 5:05 pm   Subject: Snails n Slugs...
http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd375/BR1980/2015/2015%20part%201/slug_damge_zpswundxuvb.jpg

Well. We can scratch this one off the list. It discourages them but if they want to they'll make a ...
  Topic: BLOOM 2015
Mews

Replies: 27
Views: 29054

PostForum: Garden visits   Posted: Sun May 31, 2015 1:23 pm   Subject: BLOOM 2015
Who is the red martian and what is the relevance to the garden and pray tell where is the artistic merit in what looks like the remains of a hull of a boat poking up through couch grass?

Bloom is n ...
  Topic: white leaf spot on turnips
Mews

Replies: 1
Views: 3450

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:42 pm   Subject: white leaf spot on turnips
yes. Remove the infected plants and dispose so it can't re-infect. Clean your hands and equipment and use a fungicide on the non affected plants to try and control it for the rest of the season. ...
  Topic: BLOOM 2015
Mews

Replies: 27
Views: 29054

PostForum: Garden visits   Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:24 pm   Subject: BLOOM 2015
I went along this morning it was more a last minute decision, I grabbed some photos while I was there.


Exhibition gardens.

http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd375/BR1980/2015/Bloom%202015/ ...
  Topic: Can you identify this perennial flower please
Mews

Replies: 17
Views: 17380

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Sat May 30, 2015 7:44 pm   Subject: Can you identify this perennial flower please
http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd375/BR1980/2014/2014%20part1/pinktreepaeony_zpsbsxkkqax.jpg

http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd375/BR1980/2015/2015%20part%201/TreePaeony_zpsildec0hl.jpg
T ...
  Topic: Snails n Slugs...
Mews

Replies: 31
Views: 35970

PostForum: Gardening tips drop-off point   Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 9:53 pm   Subject: Snails n Slugs...
In the USA some garter snakes will eat slugs. Obviously not a runner here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vr6icptrR0


Ducks and chickens will too

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWTqHwnhn ...
  Topic: Snails n Slugs...
Mews

Replies: 31
Views: 35970

PostForum: Gardening tips drop-off point   Posted: Sun May 24, 2015 9:34 pm   Subject: Snails n Slugs...
Mews - does your supplier have a website for ordering? I watched the video by the Scots fella but, when I clicked on Dave Brennan, I found myself needing to be on Facebook. On a matter of principle ...
 
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