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  Topic: Market Garden Blog
Peter Dowdall

Replies: 7
Views: 9190

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:55 pm   Subject: Market Garden Blog
Just checked out your blog and left comment. Looks excellent, good luck with it
  Topic: Allotments in Cork
Peter Dowdall

Replies: 1
Views: 3049

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:50 pm   Subject: Allotments in Cork
New allotments have just been launched in Rochestown in Cork city. I have been up to see them and they are being fantastically prepared, stone raked this week, windbreaks etc and manure has been incor ...
  Topic: Mimosa - Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata)
Peter Dowdall

Replies: 3
Views: 8572

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:56 pm   Subject: Mimosa - Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata)
Unfortunately its probably bad news. The Silver Wattle or Acacia dealbata is tender to severe frosts and Ireland hasn't experienced anything quite like this cold for many years.

I've lost a number ...
  Topic: Blight resistant Organic Sarpo Seed potatoes
Peter Dowdall

Replies: 8
Views: 12544

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:41 pm   Subject: Blight resistant Organic Sarpo Seed potatoes
Thanks for that SIve, it's my first year trying them so I'm interested in how they going to turn out. Did you grow Mira or Axona can you remember
  Topic: Blight resistant Organic Sarpo Seed potatoes
Peter Dowdall

Replies: 8
Views: 12544

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:34 pm   Subject: Blight resistant Organic Sarpo Seed potatoes
Has anybody grown sarpo mira or axona seed potatoes in the last few years. Any feedback.
Were they easy to grow
Was the flavour good
How was blight resistance
Which variety was nicer
  Topic: How to help nature help us in the garden
Peter Dowdall

Replies: 1
Views: 2356

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:48 pm   Subject: How to help nature help us in the garden
Before the gardening season starts for real it's time to think a bit about how we can try and work a bit more cooperatively with nature and using her to help us in our gardening efforts.

I'm lookin ...
  Topic: Shrub/tree pendulous red flowers, evergreen...ID??
Peter Dowdall

Replies: 15
Views: 25149

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:19 pm   Subject: Re: Available at ebay
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  Topic: Here to help if I can
Peter Dowdall

Replies: 8
Views: 8181

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:59 pm   Subject: Here to help if I can
Thanks Red Fox,

I think I need some more de icing whatever about the garden. The poor birds are suffering though. I will be updating the site pretty regularly and am glad of all comments
  Topic: please identify, white flowers spring, great autumn colour
Peter Dowdall

Replies: 12
Views: 20556

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:12 am   Subject: white flowers spring, great autumn colour
It's not Cornus florida or any of the dogwoods which have much more shiny leaves and much bigger individual flowers not borne in clusters such as this Viburnum.

I have attached a photo of the Autum ...
  Topic: spindely stems,lightly scented,small pink flowers on stalk.
Peter Dowdall

Replies: 3
Views: 6588

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:35 am   Subject: spindely stems,lightly scented,small pink flowers on stalk
Also looks to me like it could be a species of Persicaria. A pretty vigorous ground covering perennial. A bit hard to see from photo though
  Topic: Shrub/tree pendulous red flowers, evergreen...ID??
Peter Dowdall

Replies: 15
Views: 25149

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:30 am   Subject: Chile/Chinese Lantern
A beautiful tree also referred to as the Chinese Lantern. It can actually grow higher than 2m. I have one here at Dunsland which is about 4m high with similar spread. It is a very dark green evergreen ...
  Topic: Here to help if I can
Peter Dowdall

Replies: 8
Views: 8181

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:20 am   Subject: Here to help if I can
Hi all gardeners

My name is Peter Dowdall, I run Dunsland Garden Centre in Cork. I present a number of gardening features on RTE and TV3 along with C103FM in Cork and I keep a blog where I try and ...
  Topic: Don't Forget Holly
Peter Dowdall

Replies: 0
Views: 3525

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 5:24 pm   Subject: Don't Forget Holly
Holly will make a great evergreen hedge for any garden even tolerating coastal conditions. It's a very valuable plant in more ways than just producing berries for Christmas though what would Christmas ...
  Topic: When can you spray around the hedge
Peter Dowdall

Replies: 3
Views: 11143

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:16 pm   Subject: When can you spray around the hedge
Round UP (Glyphosate - active ingredient) becomes inert when it hits the soil and so cannot be taken in through the roots of the hedge. However you need to make sure that you do not hit the stem as we ...
  Topic: thinking of Maple tree
Peter Dowdall

Replies: 5
Views: 11004

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:19 pm   Subject: Maple Trees
Thanks Forest Flame, there is so much choice out there it can make choosing one hard. I had a look at those maples and I think we'll try a Maple Acer negundo 'Auratum', I think thats the yellow one I ...
 
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