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  Topic: Dying tree and shrub
Sarah Evans

Replies: 5
Views: 8197

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 12:04 pm   Subject: Brachyglottis 'Sunshine'
I would definitely put it down to the winter as Brachyglottis 'Sunshine' is only listed as being hardy to -8 and given the chilling -16 we got this year it is more than likely to be the culprit for th ...
  Topic: Free talk/demo on growing vegtables from seed
Sarah Evans

Replies: 0
Views: 3316

PostForum: The Events Diary, environment and ecology / home and garden.   Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:58 pm   Subject: Free talk/demo on growing vegtables from seed
Time 13th March · 14:00 - 15:00
Location The Secret Garden Centre

Whether you are a complete novice or just want some advice, this will give you the opportunity to learn about what when and how ...
  Topic: Practical vegetable growing workshop
Sarah Evans

Replies: 0
Views: 3135

PostForum: The Events Diary, environment and ecology / home and garden.   Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:49 pm   Subject: Practical vegetable growing workshop
For those of you that are keen on learning more about veg growing, we are also offering a practical workshop with Sinead Nealand from Dromcollogher Organic College Co Limerick. Sinead has a wealth of ...
  Topic: Free talk/demo on pruning
Sarah Evans

Replies: 0
Views: 2922

PostForum: The Events Diary, environment and ecology / home and garden.   Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:56 pm   Subject: Free talk/demo on pruning
Pruning, the very word strikes terror into many a gardener's heart.

Fear not come along and discover the secret to successful pruning.

This Sunday afternoon at 3pm, Alan will give a free talk &a ...
  Topic: Hello. I'm new and not very good at this.
Sarah Evans

Replies: 7
Views: 6206

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 10:09 am   Subject: Hello. I'm new and not very good at this.
"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies." -- Gertrude Jekyll
  Topic: Conifer specialists?
Sarah Evans

Replies: 3
Views: 5244

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:09 pm   Subject: Conifer specialists?
There did used to be a specialist conifer nursery in the south east of Ireland sadly though as far as I am aware there is currently not a specific conifer nursery in Ireland. At a recent trade show th ...
  Topic: Iron Sulphate
Sarah Evans

Replies: 3
Views: 4836

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:45 pm   Subject: Iron Sulphate
Not much use to you but we sell 25kg bags at €21.75
  Topic: fruit trees in aldi tomorrow!!!
Sarah Evans

Replies: 27
Views: 25394

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:33 pm   Subject: fruit trees in aldi tomorrow!!!
I can understand why people choose to purchase items from the likes of Aldi and Lidl and I have watched this subject as it was also raised last year. Sad

Their prices are very low and often cheape ...
  Topic: Phormium and Cordyline
Sarah Evans

Replies: 6
Views: 9857

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 1:18 pm   Subject: Phormium and Cordyline
The words of Gerry Daly of The Irish Garden magazine


There is hope because cordylines will re-sprout new shoots from the thick bark in most cases. This might happen in spring, or not until late s ...
  Topic: Hello From Canada, I'm a New Member
Sarah Evans

Replies: 11
Views: 9498

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:59 am   Subject: Hello From Canada, I'm a New Member
Hi Lynn

Just read your message. Would love to but already having to cut staff hours as the weather etc is making it a slow start this year.

Will keep my ear open for any possibilities.
  Topic: Hen House
Sarah Evans

Replies: 3
Views: 7826

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:56 am   Subject: Hen House
I would put a door on. We have a garden shed in a compound and for warmth and security the door gets shut at night.

some useful sites
http://www.irishfowl.com/
http://keepchickens.info/
http:// ...
  Topic: Hello From Canada, I'm a New Member
Sarah Evans

Replies: 11
Views: 9498

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:27 pm   Subject: Hello From Canada, I'm a New Member
Good to see the site having an international aspect.....

Welcome.
  Topic: preserving wood for raised beds?
Sarah Evans

Replies: 8
Views: 9603

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 2:10 pm   Subject: preserving wood for raised beds?
Like your response Foxylock.

Select a timber like cedar or use wood preservative products which are not harmful to you or the environment.

Not directly linked to this topic but worth reading ht ...
  Topic: Web design opportunity
Sarah Evans

Replies: 6
Views: 12294

PostForum: Garden jobs available / Trainees required.   Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:55 pm   Subject: Web design opportunity
Wow...

It is certainly easier on the eye than previously will do another blog review of the site and mention the changes via twitter..
  Topic: rainwater harvesting
Sarah Evans

Replies: 34
Views: 71539

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:52 pm   Subject: rainwater harvesting
sounds like a good project and the environmental benefit makes it even more worthwhile. Look forward to your updates. We use rain butts but even at the rate we go through them they fill and spill. So ...
 
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