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  Topic: Black Alder or Hazel
SecretGarden

Replies: 4
Views: 3674

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:17 pm   Subject: Black Alder or Hazel
Ah thank you Silver Surfer - that's exactly what I was seeking

I'll go down tomorrow to check them.

Not a good idea to have them too close.
Alders are fast growing trees...hazel are more bushy. ...
  Topic: Black Alder or Hazel
SecretGarden

Replies: 4
Views: 3674

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:22 pm   Subject: Black Alder or Hazel
I was advised to post my query here - apologies for posting in two sections
http://www.gardenplansireland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=58823#58823
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I planted b ...
  Topic: Black Alder or Hazel
SecretGarden

Replies: 1
Views: 2279

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:49 pm   Subject: Black Alder or Hazel
I planted black alder and hazel in a close group a few years ago and I'm unable distinguish one from the other .

What are the distinguishing features - at the moment they are both approx the same ...
  Topic: Conference Pear
SecretGarden

Replies: 0
Views: 2010

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:54 am   Subject: Conference Pear
Hi All

I wonder can anyone tell me what is going on with this pear tree. It's about 12 / 14 years old and had a very tight habit - probably my neglect in pruning.

It appeared to be developing ...
  Topic: Trees of the legume family or nitrogen fixers.
SecretGarden

Replies: 6
Views: 11157

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:33 am   Subject: Trees of the legume family or nitrogen fixers.
Thanks James
I've since managed to source Black Alder and some other indigenous plants. The spade has been busy Smile. I already have some birch and I've lost the Ceanothus to frost. I'm determined th ...
  Topic: Trees of the legume family or nitrogen fixers.
SecretGarden

Replies: 6
Views: 11157

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:09 pm   Subject: Trees of the legume family or nitrogen fixers.
James

Thank you, I'm really delighted with that information.

For nitrogen fixing trees look no further than our native black alder.
Here's a link to a piece I wrote on them........ it actually ...
  Topic: Trees of the legume family or nitrogen fixers.
SecretGarden

Replies: 6
Views: 11157

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:06 pm   Subject: Trees of the legume family or nitrogen fixers.
Thank you, Dr Sunny Thomson.

I'm really looking for support trees for the canopy layer and the layer below it to sustain food planting in a permaculture system.

Gorse is definitely an option a ...
  Topic: Trees of the legume family or nitrogen fixers.
SecretGarden

Replies: 6
Views: 11157

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:45 pm   Subject: Trees of the legume family or nitrogen fixers.
I'm sure the answer to my question is somewhere in some of the fourms, I just can't find it.

I'm looking for information on or names of trees that will fix nitrogen into the soil such as the legu ...
  Topic: Feeding Chickens
SecretGarden

Replies: 3
Views: 7241

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:21 pm   Subject: Feeding Chickens
Can anyone tell me what kind of plants I might grow in and around our chicken pens apart from good old grass? We'd like to provide a crop / crops they could forage through which provide a more natura ...
  Topic: Can I get battery hens to rehome
SecretGarden

Replies: 23
Views: 41660

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:29 pm   Subject: Can I get battery hens to rehome
I agree with you with regard to the buying of meat & eggs produced in a factory-like setting and with the conditions some small breeders provide for their livestock.

Each of us who buys produ ...
  Topic: Can I get battery hens to rehome
SecretGarden

Replies: 23
Views: 41660

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2009 5:51 pm   Subject: Battery Hens!!!
What would happen to hatcheries if there was nobody to buy their USED hens?

Feeling sorry for these hens and giving them good homes is enabling the hatcheries to continue - profitably, imo. I be ...
 
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