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  Topic: My Greenhouse has blown away!!!!
Ray and Fiona

Replies: 20
Views: 19588

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:53 pm   Subject: My Greenhouse has blown away!!!!
I woke up on Saturday morning to find that my greenhouse had been completely destroyed in the wind. Nearly every pane of glass is smashed and the frame itself is buckled. It's a complete write off.
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  Topic: Potatoes for Christmas
Ray and Fiona

Replies: 2
Views: 2904

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:56 pm   Subject: Potatoes for Christmas
Thank you for that.

Regards,

Ray.
  Topic: Potatoes for Christmas
Ray and Fiona

Replies: 2
Views: 2904

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:23 am   Subject: Potatoes for Christmas
I bought some Lord Edwards yesterday for planting now and harvesting in December.

My question is that I have just harvested a main crop of potatoes from my raised beds so can I use the same bed now ...
  Topic: What can I do with my lawn now?
Ray and Fiona

Replies: 1
Views: 3145

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:41 am   Subject: What can I do with my lawn now?
I have been so busy doing the fruit and veg this year that I have neglected the lawn. I haven't given it a feed yet. As a result my lawn is looking awful with loads of weeds and moss.

What can I do ...
  Topic: What heater for greenhouse?
Ray and Fiona

Replies: 2
Views: 2556

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:37 pm   Subject: What heater for greenhouse?
I have two greenhouses, 8x 8 and 8 x 6 and I'm looking for some advise as to what heaters to get for them. I don't have any power supply to the greenhouses.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Ray.
  Topic: Look what I found
Ray and Fiona

Replies: 13
Views: 8972

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:29 pm   Subject: Look what I found
I think it was the dog. He looks very dangerous!!!
  Topic: Maths Puzzle !!!
Ray and Fiona

Replies: 3
Views: 3595

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:29 am   Subject: Maths Puzzle !!!
At last my raised beds are done and ready for the compost mix..

My question is how much mix do I need??

What does a 8' x 4' x 18 inches high raised bed take?

If anybody have any suggestions ...
  Topic: Handyman/gardener required
Ray and Fiona

Replies: 2
Views: 3370

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:26 am   Subject: Handyman/gardener required
I'm looking for a good handyman/gardener to help me lay 6 raised beds in my garden. The garden has a slight slope and these beds need to be 100% level. The raised beds have already been made so I just ...
  Topic: Line or not to line?????
Ray and Fiona

Replies: 11
Views: 7210

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:27 am   Subject: Line or not to line?????
@my potatoes
For example, if your raised bed is 2m x 1.2m, I would recommend using 2.1m x 1.3m of fabric.

I think your maths come under scrutiny here my potatoes, should it not be 2.33m x 1.53m o ...
  Topic: Line or not to line?????
Ray and Fiona

Replies: 11
Views: 7210

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:59 am   Subject: Line or not to line?????
I don't think there is any need to line the inside of the planks; I don't think it would achieve anything. The lining of the bottom seems to be a matter of debate on this forum and others. Some memb ...
  Topic: Line or not to line?????
Ray and Fiona

Replies: 11
Views: 7210

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:25 pm   Subject: Line or not to line?????
I've made the raised beds and I've treated the outside of the planks with fence paint Should I line the insides with fabric or just leave them be. The planks are 2.5 inches thick. I will line the bott ...
  Topic: Raised Bed Query
Ray and Fiona

Replies: 11
Views: 7698

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:53 pm   Subject: Raised Bed Query
Thank you all very much for the advise.
  Topic: Raised Bed Query
Ray and Fiona

Replies: 11
Views: 7698

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:31 pm   Subject: Re: Raised Bed Query

I want to go 2 planks high (i.e. 9" x 2= 18") and i'm going with 8' x 4'.

Hi Ray & Fiona
raised beds of that size will take some serious filling.
By my estimation you are talking ...
  Topic: Raised Bed Query
Ray and Fiona

Replies: 11
Views: 7698

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 2:12 pm   Subject: Raised Bed Query
I now have my scaffolding planks for the raised beds.

What is the best way of joining them together? I want to go 2 planks high (i.e. 9" x 2= 18") and i'm going with 8' x 4'.

Is galva ...
  Topic: Pressure treated or untreated timber for raised beds???
Ray and Fiona

Replies: 13
Views: 17026

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:35 pm   Subject: Pressure treated or untreated timber for raised beds???
I used 16ft lengths of 6" x 2" timber planks 12 in B&Q, cheapest in Dublin. When you cut the planks exactly into halves and then quarters you get 4ft x 8ft beds. 4ft is the maximum widt ...
 
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