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  Topic: Weeks weather outlook
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PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Sun May 22, 2011 6:30 pm   Subject: Weeks weather outlook
Batten down the hatches!

How much more of a battering can our poor flowers take?
  Topic: Soil for Japanase Acer
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PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 8:02 pm   Subject: Soil for Japanase Acer
the one thing Japanese maples require more than anything else is protection from wind,especially as new growth appears in spring... so in the centre of your lawn is probably not a good idea...
  Topic: Frost damage
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PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Sat May 21, 2011 7:48 pm   Subject: Frost damage
Here i am worried about one of my Tree Ferns.

Have your survived any of the previous two winters? If they have its nothing short of a miracle
  Topic: Planting Scheme for Large Sloped Bank ?
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PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 9:09 pm   Subject: Planting Scheme for Large Sloped Bank ?
Some suggestions:

Cotoneaster horizontalis - low growing shrub
Juniperus horizontalis 'Blue Chip' - low growing shrub
Pachysandra terminalis (Japanese spurge) - ground cover
Arenaria montana - c ...
  Topic: Can somebody help to identify this azalea
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PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 8:08 pm   Subject: Can somebody help to identify this azalea
Its hard to tell from one photograph..... and as you have the real thing to compare it to... have a look at google images to get a better overall comparison
  Topic: Can somebody help to identify this azalea
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PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 9:12 pm   Subject: Can somebody help to identify this azalea
I suspect its Azalea Rosy Lights

http://www.rhododendrons.co.uk/Product/16001/azalea-rosy-lights.aspx

...if not.. have a look at this site.. there are loads of pages to peruse....
http://www.rh ...
  Topic: aldi buxus
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PostForum: Perennials, Ferns and Ornamental grasses   Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 8:57 pm   Subject: aldi buxus
or just make sure they are in a fairly protected place - against a wall or courtyard...

this is just a precaution... not a necessity
  Topic: aldi buxus
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PostForum: Perennials, Ferns and Ornamental grasses   Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:23 pm   Subject: aldi buxus
sometimes these aldi/lidl plants are "pumped" up in controlled environments, and putting them out the harsh Irish climate can damage the leaves... as a precaution, harden them off before bef ...
  Topic: Dandelime jam
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PostForum: Recipe drop   Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 10:09 pm   Subject: Dandelime jam
exactly which part of the dandelion do you use? the seed heads?
  Topic: A tip to keep slugs away from cabbage plants
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PostForum: Gardening tips drop-off point   Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 9:59 pm   Subject: A tip to keep slugs away from cabbage plants
On tonight's Gardner's World, Monty Don placed Comfrey leaves at the base of his Hosta's... the idea is that the slugs prefer the comfrey.
  Topic: Michael Brenock's Book, highly recommended
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 7:41 pm   Subject: Michael Brenock's Book, highly recommended
I also got a copy... good blunt straightforward advice.

It would be great if the next edition was a scratch 'n sniff version Laughing
  Topic: Hi from Clare.
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PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 5:22 pm   Subject: Hi from Clare.
welcome andy, tell us about your garden?
  Topic: Hemerocalis, Daylily wanted in Galway
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PostForum: Perennials, Ferns and Ornamental grasses   Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 12:17 am   Subject: Hemerocalis, Daylily wanted in Galway
if you are ever in the limerick area, there is wholesale grower that I can direct you to .. and he is very very reasonable when it comes to prices....

message me if you want details.
  Topic: daisies and dandelions
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PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 12:13 am   Subject: daisies and dandelions
once you done all that... watch as fresh new seeds settle in your garden and germinate the next year... then like the rest of us.. you'll submit to "not minding" them....
  Topic: Free fertilizer.
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PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 12:07 am   Subject: Free fertilizer.
is it true that if you add urine to the compost heap, it helps kickstart the decomposition process? or is it an old wives' tale
 
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