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  Topic: Harvest Feast
Rach

Replies: 0
Views: 3211

PostForum: The Events Diary, environment and ecology / home and garden.   Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:14 pm   Subject: Harvest Feast
Outland Arts presents a Harvest Feast tomorrow in the beautiful Crom Estate, County Fermanagh.

Homegrown food, Plant & Seed swop, Garden talks -
'Edible garden and Tasty Weeds' and 'Vegetable ...
  Topic: Organic Apple Orchards
Rach

Replies: 7
Views: 19004

PostForum: Garden jobs wanted / Training periods required.   Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:21 pm   Subject: Pick your own apples
Hi there,

Sorry I'm only reading these messages now, don't have handy internet access.

You can still pick your own apples at Baldonnel, just call in (even when the gate is closed).

The apples ...
  Topic: Organic Apple Orchards
Rach

Replies: 7
Views: 19004

PostForum: Garden jobs wanted / Training periods required.   Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:40 am   Subject: Re. Orchards
Thanks a million for getting back.

I'm a student on the Organic Horticulture course at the Organic centre in Leitrim.
As you said October is not great for the apples but it's the dates that have b ...
  Topic: Organic Apple Orchards
Rach

Replies: 7
Views: 19004

PostForum: Garden jobs wanted / Training periods required.   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:22 pm   Subject: Organic Apple Orchards
Hi there,

Does anybody know of any Organic Apple Orchards in Ireland,
North or South?
Prefereably run on a commercial basis, but those attached to old houses, state/national trust properties wou ...
  Topic: How do farmers control a weed problem
Rach

Replies: 3
Views: 6487

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:04 pm   Subject: Re. Weed Control
Some of the Organic growers plant through sheets of plastic with holes in it.
You could also use the weed supressing membrane but it is quite expense.
One farm I was on had black plastic silage wrap ...
  Topic: wildlife in my Thurrock garden
Rach

Replies: 1
Views: 3523

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 4:10 pm   Subject: Re. Garden Wildlife
Heh There,

I love your description of the Fox, he sounds great!
My Dad also has a fox that sleeps in the corner of his garden.
I reckon he comes around for the cat food that's left out.
He does ...
  Topic: Tree laws in Ireland-- Legal requirements for tree felling.
Rach

Replies: 20
Views: 100212

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:59 pm   Subject: Cutting Down Apple Trees
Hi GPI,

Just a question about apple trees.
It seems that you don't need a permit to cut them down, even if they are well over 10 years old.

South Dublin County Council have pulled down most of ...
  Topic: Pair of Collared Doves Built a nest on my 4th floor balcony
Rach

Replies: 21
Views: 27754

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:41 pm   Subject: re. First Chick
Great news Sundew!
At least the cats hopefully can't get at the nest where it is.
Any pics of the newborn?

Rach
  Topic: Horticulture Training
Rach

Replies: 6
Views: 12986

PostForum: Garden jobs wanted / Training periods required.   Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:47 pm   Subject: Re. Horticultural training
Hi Medicine Bear,

I still haven't decided on any courses.

I've talked to some people in the trade and they said with my background and gardening experience I might just pick and chose some speci ...
  Topic: What do you do with unwanted plants?
Rach

Replies: 2
Views: 5426

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:19 pm   Subject: Re. Unwanted plants
Heh there,

Maybe talk to your neighbours, relations, bring some along to any classes that you're doing.

I'm forever rehousing plants with people and there's always lots of people looking for fre ...
  Topic: Rabbits (garden pest) - Oryctolagus cuniculus - coiníní
Rach

Replies: 1
Views: 8614

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:22 pm   Subject: Rabbits
I've found that if the weeds, especially nettles, are let grow up around newly planted trees the bunnies don't really get at the bark.

Don't know if this is because they can't smell/see the bark ...
  Topic: Sowing the seeds of urban farming
Rach

Replies: 8
Views: 8386

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:16 pm   Subject: Re. Allotments
Hi there,

I was told by some Green party people that the councils are legally obliged to provide space for allotments in their council area.

Not sure how true this is or whether it would make a ...
  Topic: Horticulture Training
Rach

Replies: 6
Views: 12986

PostForum: Garden jobs wanted / Training periods required.   Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:36 pm   Subject: Re. Training
Hi All,
Thanks a mil for all the replies.

Not sure how to use the quotes so will have to answer the long way.

re. GPI
I want to do training to get a job in gardening.
For the past 2 years I'v ...
  Topic: Horticulture Training
Rach

Replies: 6
Views: 12986

PostForum: Garden jobs wanted / Training periods required.   Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 7:49 pm   Subject: Horticulture Training
Hi All,

I am looking to do some horticulture training but am getting more confused by the minute! Confused

I am interested in orgainic gardening & sustainable planting etc..
I have an allotment ...
  Topic: Allotment gardening in Ireland
Rach

Replies: 44
Views: 59931

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:05 pm   Subject: Allotments
Hi there,

The allotments with Fingal were one tenth of an acre and €30 per year.
Water on site.

Not sure when you're a private individual renting land what the storey with insurance is.

Al ...
 
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