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  Topic: ground cover around bulbs
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PostForum: Bulbs in Irelands Gardens   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 6:33 pm   Subject: ground cover around bulbs
Vinca might work well.
  Topic: Slow peppers.
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:51 am   Subject: Slow peppers.
We just haven't had enough heat yet....my tomatoes are similarly slow to take off. As good guy says, time to pray for a good summer !
  Topic: Weed identification
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PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:48 am   Subject: Weed identification
It looks like a foxglove to me too.
  Topic: Views on evergreen wildlife friendly hedge
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PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 9:21 am   Subject: Views on evergreen wildlife friendly hedge
Not sure where you live, but there's privet advertised on this website in Wexford:

http://www.hylands-nursery.com/more-hedging-plants.html

I have dealt with this nursery, so can recommend it an ...
  Topic: ideas for what to grow in a south facing porch
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PostForum: House plants in Ireland, including cut flowers   Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:50 am   Subject: ideas for what to grow in a south facing porch
I have no heat in my sunroom in the winter, and all my succulents seem perfectly happy and I have not lost any, even with that very cold winter we had a while back.
  Topic: Happy Easter
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PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:47 am   Subject: Happy Easter
Happy Easter Margo ....thanks for the lovely card.
  Topic: ideas for what to grow in a south facing porch
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PostForum: House plants in Ireland, including cut flowers   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:53 am   Subject: ideas for what to grow in a south facing porch
As a child I knew a house with such a porch that was full of colour with what were called geraniums in those days.....now called pelargoniums. However I tried to replicate that in a conservatory once ...
  Topic: garden in a bog area needing some attention
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PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:23 pm   Subject: garden in a bog area needing some attention
A couple of raised beds ( for better drainage ) near your kitchen door for herbs would be a good start...as long as that would be a sunny spot ! But maybe start by doing some drawings to get an idea o ...
  Topic: Edible landscapes - I plan do grow a Blue Berry hedge
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:50 am   Subject: Edible landscapes - I plan do grow a Blue Berry hedge
Fraughans would be the normal spelling. And yes, it is the Irish word for bilberry I think.
  Topic: cuttings and speed to show rooting growth
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PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:49 am   Subject: cuttings and speed to show rooting growth
How interesting.....I've been layering honeysuckle, but your method sounds much faster....thanks for that. By the way what is the purpose of the sugar...?
  Topic: My garden challenge
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PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:42 am   Subject: My garden challenge
If you do want something in the short term, vinca is very useful.
  Topic: The garden that won "Best Back Garden" on ITV yest
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PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:54 am   Subject: The garden that won "Best Back Garden" on ITV yest
I'm with you on this one, Margo, "jungle"gardens do nothing for me. I can understand the challenge of them, but ultimately they look "forced" and unnatural.
And yes, folks, I know ...
  Topic: Insulated Hen House / Hen Coop - Building Idea
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PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:09 pm   Subject: Insulated Hen House / Hen Coop - Building Idea
You may as well be living on a different planet, jardinier ! Here we start to worry about the roads if we dip below zero !! How are the hens doing ??
  Topic: Bird Feeders
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PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:05 pm   Subject: Bird Feeders
I saw my first two goldfinches of the season yesterday and a blackcap.....but not unusual in the sense you mean it, I don't think !
  Topic: weed control
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PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:34 pm   Subject: weed control
I wonder would this work for Japanese Knotweed ? ! Sometimes the simplest solutions are the best.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30583512
 
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