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  Topic: homemade greenhouse
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PostForum: Irelands Garden tools / equipment. (mowers, glasshouses & polytunnels etc).   Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:11 pm   Subject: Re: homemade greenhouse


I would imagine that the polycarbonate is better (and more expensive) but for a novice like me would i be better of going with PVC and possibly upgrading at some stage???

I'll say another thing ...
  Topic: Wind
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:14 pm   Subject: Wind
well timed!

It's really windy today alright. Haven't seen it this bad for a while. the willow slips I sowed are bowing over.
  Topic: cutting a Gunnera
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PostForum: Perennials, Ferns and Ornamental grasses   Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:06 pm   Subject: cutting a Gunnera
Judging by the fat root on most gunnera I would doubt anything but a new ice age would kill them off.
  Topic: rainwater harvesting
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PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:27 pm   Subject: Re: harvesting rainwater
I get little wiggly swimmers in the butt?

Sounds painful. Laughing But seriously I would think the swimmers are a possibillity with algae less so if light is omitted.
  Topic: Japanese beetles eating my fruit bushes...i think!
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PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:51 pm   Subject: Japanese beetles eating my fruit bushes...i think!
Don't think its a Japanese beetle brogan. These are usually metallic green in colour. Any other pics as it looks like a ground beetle to me.
  Topic: Wagtails Pics
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PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:58 am   Subject: Wagtails Pics
http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/files/wagtail_in_nest__336.jpg

Hello, I is just changing your oil.
  Topic: Bloom photos and comments 2010 (marker)
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PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 10:24 am   Subject: Bloom photos and comments 2010 (marker)
Loving the pics sunny. Thanks. I noticed a Gunnera planted in front of two statues that wont be long obscuring them. Laughing

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s295/11sunny11/Bloom%202010/IMG_6195.j ...
  Topic: (Possible) Potato Blight warning in west
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu May 13, 2010 10:53 am   Subject: (Possible) Potato Blight warning in west
Not being smart, but its a bit too early for blight. You sure it wasnt frost. Any pics.
  Topic: Can anyone identify this, leaves to me are similar to Lilac.
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PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 10:46 am   Subject: Can anyone identify this, leaves to me are similar to Lilac.
Different leaves to phesent berry Leycesteria Formosa

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/33/94638446_cf708b53b8.jpg

avs0020 if you can please leave it to flower this year. Bookmark this page then r ...
  Topic: Gardening for Teenagers
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PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:17 am   Subject: Gardening for Teenagers
Create a perspex box and fill with seed compost. Then plant broad bean seeds out near the glass, so that the teenagers can watch the seed germinate as if they were below ground themselves.
  Topic: Is the use of "Roundup" in allotments to be encour
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:14 am   Subject: Re: Is the use of "Roundup" in allotments to be en

I was wondering how posters feel about the use of "Roundup" in allotments?



Depends on if the allotments are strictly organic or not I reckon. Strictly organic then its a no no. Not ...
  Topic: Looks Easy
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:29 pm   Subject: Looks Easy
Great until you hit a whopper of a stone and the tool bounces a mile into the air. I'll stick with my spade I think.
  Topic: Are these weeds?
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PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:35 pm   Subject: Are these weeds?
weed as well galwaybeginner. not sure of the name, but it has a pretty pink flower. Seeds all over the place though.
  Topic: weird and wonderful vegetable competition
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:12 pm   Subject: weird and wonderful vegetable competition
Have a catch the greased pig competition like they have in the hillbilly games. For an Irish twist you could nickname the piglet Bertie. Very Happy
  Topic: fruit trees in aldi tomorrow!!!
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:07 pm   Subject: fruit trees in aldi tomorrow!!!
All well and good the garden centres telling us to buy Irish and forget the German discount stores. The garden centres conveniently forget the thousands upon thousands of euro of Italian mature plant ...
 
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