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  Topic: too many green tomatoes
Rocket

Replies: 3
Views: 3536

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:22 pm   Subject: too many green tomatoes
Hi, apologies if I'm coming in the middle of this discussion. My Mum used to seek out green tomatoes to make chutney; not spicy stuff just straight forward green tomato chutney.

I don't have a r ...
  Topic: Rhubarb died a death
Rocket

Replies: 21
Views: 51271

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:15 pm   Subject: Rhubarb! Ypipee!
Just want to say thank you to the questioner and those who answered.

I thought for a moment someone had taken a picture of my rhubarb.

I actually managed to kill it off a good few years ago, b ...
  Topic: Killing herbs - with kindness? or stupidity?
Rocket

Replies: 2
Views: 6873

PostForum: Herb growing in Ireland   Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:40 am   Subject: Killing herbs - with kindness? or stupidity?
Dear Michael

Thanks so much for your reply. That explains why the supermarket was selling the basil so cheap - they knew I hadn't a chance. I still find it surprising that it looked so well in the ...
  Topic: Killing herbs - with kindness? or stupidity?
Rocket

Replies: 2
Views: 6873

PostForum: Herb growing in Ireland   Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:45 am   Subject: Killing herbs - with kindness? or stupidity?
Hi

I have a question because I don't know what I'm doing. I bought a basil plant,, put it in the ground and it disappeared quite rapidly. I bought another one last week and it looked vibrant. I ...
  Topic: Recycling is the in thing now
Rocket

Replies: 3
Views: 5524

PostForum: Garden jokes, games and puzzles   Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:21 pm   Subject: Recycling is the in thing now
Mtralgae, I may be able to help.

What was it you wanted - the recycling bin or a 'nagging bitch'? Laughing
  Topic: my baby brian..
Rocket

Replies: 9
Views: 9040

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:41 pm   Subject: my baby brian..
Hi

Thank you for replying. Hope the neighbours not report you!

I was wondering about the smell as I have two mature plants that give a lemony smell and look similar - though I ought to say that ...
  Topic: hi all new to gardening
Rocket

Replies: 6
Views: 6807

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:27 pm   Subject: hi all new to gardening
Hi

I'm a newbie too and just stopped in to say Hello. I planted some peppers and all I have are green leaves. Same goes for the brocvolli I planted - except that the green leaves have been shrede ...
  Topic: my baby brian..
Rocket

Replies: 9
Views: 9040

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:58 pm   Subject: my baby brian..
Dear Mralgae

I am enjoying discovering different things on this forum and was just looking at pictures of your lovely garden.

By any chance does 'Brian' have a nice sort of lemony smell?
  Topic: new garden...:)
Rocket

Replies: 14
Views: 14866

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:41 pm   Subject: new garden...:)
Hi

Your garden is beautiful.
The amount of work you must have had to do! Respect.

I suspect you are an experienced gardener. How did you come up with the design? I wouldn't have a notion ...
  Topic: Over eager gardener with new veg garden needs advice
Rocket

Replies: 5
Views: 4416

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:08 pm   Subject: Over eager gardener with new veg garden needs advice
Hi Cuemaster

Funnily enough, while it was raining today I went through a couple of bookcases and hunted out some gardening books. I had a tendency to read a little and rush out to 'hae a go' or re ...
  Topic: Over eager gardener with new veg garden needs advice
Rocket

Replies: 5
Views: 4416

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:33 pm   Subject: Over eager gardener with new veg garden needs advice
Dear Michael

Thank you very much for your reply. I had started to feel that I was getting in over my head but but what you have said makes it feasible again.

I had supposed that I would need t ...
  Topic: Lawn Care and Maintenance rules for Ireland
Rocket

Replies: 9
Views: 74793

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:15 pm   Subject: Lawn Care and Maintenance rules for Ireland
I would like to add my thanks for this thread. I have just begun trying to sort out my front lawn and by the looks of it I will be seeding a new one.

I won't attempt the same on the backlawn sim ...
  Topic: Old lawn in a mossy mess
Rocket

Replies: 5
Views: 11290

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:00 pm   Subject: Old lawn in a mossy mess
Thanks Qwerty

I wanted to get outside before it rained today so pulled up some more moss. The thatch you spoke of explains why my lawn is so much higher than it used to be. Some parts of the lawn ...
  Topic: Over eager gardener with new veg garden needs advice
Rocket

Replies: 5
Views: 4416

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:03 am   Subject: Over eager gardener with new veg garden needs advice
Hi, I am getting quite confused.

I know I need to rotate crops. So I worked out a little plan. Actually the plan means that I need to dig over some more new land!

I have dug the land I had use ...
  Topic: Old lawn in a mossy mess
Rocket

Replies: 5
Views: 11290

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 12:34 am   Subject: Old lawn in a mossy mess
Thanks Qwerty

I can onlly guess at the size of my lawns. I have now cleared 2 barrow loads of moss from about 4 foot by 20 foot If I do the same another 3 times I will have cleared about one thi ...
 
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