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  Topic: What did you harvest today?
OffalyGoodLife

Replies: 35
Views: 34743

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:05 pm   Subject: What did you harvest today?
Thanks for the compliments Very Happy

We still have a few (well, one) harvest of Leeks to go, making this the first year we've managed not to (technically at least) have a hungry gap. We're away for East ...
  Topic: Stone circle
OffalyGoodLife

Replies: 60
Views: 64099

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:04 am   Subject: Stone circle
The place really is well worth a visit, although it can be a hard sell ("What? you want to go and look at a bit of old bog?"). They have a fair few events on throughout the year, and the Off ...
  Topic: What did you harvest today?
OffalyGoodLife

Replies: 35
Views: 34743

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:52 am   Subject: What did you harvest today?
I guess I'd be more of a blow-in than a Biffo, but delighted to think I'm being accepted at last...
  Topic: Here I go again!
OffalyGoodLife

Replies: 61
Views: 65142

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:20 am   Subject: Here I go again!
This time around I was planning on taking the easiest and hopefully most successful approach to joining the ranks of proper veg growers.
A success this time around would give me the confidence to con ...
  Topic: Here I go again!
OffalyGoodLife

Replies: 61
Views: 65142

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:39 pm   Subject: Here I go again!
Hi Dearg Doom

Looking forward to hearing how your year develops, so good luck with it.

Are you trying some non-lettuce leaves, like Rocket or Mizuna? They grow fairly quickly and add a bit of ex ...
  Topic: What did you harvest today?
OffalyGoodLife

Replies: 35
Views: 34743

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:26 pm   Subject: What did you harvest today?
Feeling slightly guilty about bringing this back to the topic, but picked our first crop of the year at the weekend: Rhubarb Timperley Early (see http://www.offalygoodlife.blogspot.ie/). This was un-f ...
  Topic: so i've dug a pond
OffalyGoodLife

Replies: 29
Views: 38278

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:18 pm   Subject: so i've dug a pond
Pond look great - we were lucky to have one when we moved in (frog spawn and all) - so good luck with it. My one small query would be about the steepness of the edges? I can't tell if there are shallo ...
  Topic: dead thrushes
OffalyGoodLife

Replies: 4
Views: 10357

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:13 pm   Subject: dead thrushes
They come from both but, with the recent very cold winters in the UK, a lot more Scandinavian birds have been pushed further west to Ireland. I was forgetting, or course, that quite a few of our winte ...
  Topic: Belvedere Self-sufficiency show
OffalyGoodLife

Replies: 0
Views: 3825

PostForum: The Events Diary, environment and ecology / home and garden.   Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:31 pm   Subject: Belvedere Self-sufficiency show
Hi folks

Just a quick note to say that Belvedere House are hosting their Self-sufficiency Show again on 16th and 17th April. We had an enjoyable day there last year - it has a very quiet and relaxe ...
  Topic: dead thrushes
OffalyGoodLife

Replies: 4
Views: 10357

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:11 pm   Subject: dead thrushes
Territorial thrushes do have a bad habitat of blindly chasing each other around, and thrushes (and Blackbirds) are just the right (or, perhaps, wrong) size to kill themselves hitting windows - smaller ...
  Topic: Hello! This is my first post :)
OffalyGoodLife

Replies: 3
Views: 4458

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 7:28 pm   Subject: Hello! This is my first post :)
Hi there. There is a real art to balcony gardening - you may only have a small areas, but you can lavish all the attention on it that those with bigger gardens (like us) could only dream of. Good luck ...
  Topic: Hi
OffalyGoodLife

Replies: 3
Views: 4530

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 7:23 pm   Subject: Hi
You have my vote too - weeds are under-rated.
  Topic: hello all
OffalyGoodLife

Replies: 4
Views: 5491

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Wed May 19, 2010 7:20 pm   Subject: hello all
Hi there. What are you growing? It's been a funny year - quite late with us, so perhaps a good year to start.
  Topic: Self-sufficiency weekend
OffalyGoodLife

Replies: 1
Views: 4924

PostForum: The Events Diary, environment and ecology / home and garden.   Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:37 pm   Subject: Self-sufficiency weekend
Not sure if this is on everyone's radar or not, but Belvedere House is hosting a self-sufficiency weekend on 17th-18th April. For more detail see:
http://www.belvedere-house.ie/HomepageEvents/Name,43 ...
  Topic: Another new allotment!
OffalyGoodLife

Replies: 8
Views: 10746

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:28 pm   Subject: Another new allotment!
Thanks sirpsycho! A very useful addition to the notice board in the workshop. Recently picked up similar (but glossy) freebies in B&Q and Woodies, but this one is a good bit more comprehensive.
 
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