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  Topic: What's making your day prettier?
SorchaBC

Replies: 3
Views: 3738

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:35 pm   Subject: What's making your day prettier?
With the wind and the rain of late it can be hard to appreciate all that's happening in your garden, and in nature around us all. So my question to you all is this:-

What's making you look outside ...
  Topic: Baobab Tree
SorchaBC

Replies: 0
Views: 5182

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:17 pm   Subject: Baobab Tree
So I was mooching around eBay the other day, and found some interesting seeds, all totally unsuited to the Irish climate and all calling out 'buy me, buy me!' Laughing

As usual I gave in, and ended ...
  Topic: Bumble bee nest in tunnel
SorchaBC

Replies: 55
Views: 48036

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:34 pm   Subject: Bumble bee nest in tunnel
My garden walltoall!! Lawn's taken over by clover and moss, not that I'm bothered changing that fact, I actually quite like it and it doesn't need as much mowing. Explains the amount of bees we always ...
  Topic: Raised Beds at Back Wall of Garden - Ideas?
SorchaBC

Replies: 2
Views: 7186

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:01 pm   Subject: Raised Beds at Back Wall of Garden - Ideas?
Howdy Tribesman29,

Depending what way your rain falls you're going to have a shady and moist, or shady and dry area at that wall (I, for example, have a large shady and dry area in the garden due t ...
  Topic: Slugs and cabbages.
SorchaBC

Replies: 16
Views: 12682

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:51 pm   Subject: Slugs and cabbages.
Catnip,

That is a fantastic tip, thank you, as although I have no problem with decimating slugs I also acknowledge that they belong in the eco-system of my garden therefore I'd rather not have to k ...
  Topic: ARE YOU OBSESSED WITH THE GARDEN?
SorchaBC

Replies: 20
Views: 28911

PostForum: Gardening tips drop-off point   Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:34 pm   Subject: ARE YOU OBSESSED WITH THE GARDEN?
10-11 for me, depending on how much time I have...

Oh and as for the B&Q 'leftovers' section, are we all just cleaning them out? Laughing Love it when people give us the snarky eye for buying th ...
  Topic: Two types of flower on tomatoes?
SorchaBC

Replies: 7
Views: 4369

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:43 pm   Subject: Two types of flower on tomatoes?
Since it's just a few random big flowers and other normal ones, am I to understand then that there'll be some larger tomatoes, and smaller ones, or will they all still be of the beef type?

As for s ...
  Topic: Annual Rose Festival, St. Anne's Park, Raheny, Dublin 5.
SorchaBC

Replies: 4
Views: 17622

PostForum: The Events Diary, environment and ecology / home and garden.   Posted: Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:56 pm   Subject: Annual Rose Festival, St. Anne's Park, Raheny, Dublin 5.
I second that breezyacre, I'd love to know if this is on this year as well.
  Topic: Two types of flower on tomatoes?
SorchaBC

Replies: 7
Views: 4369

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:11 pm   Subject: Two types of flower on tomatoes?
Thanks Michael and McGrueser.

The photo I've posted is somewhat deceiving, the fully opened flowers are to the forefront so they look bigger, but it's the rounder, semi-open one thats the large flo ...
  Topic: Suggestions for a feature tree in front garden
SorchaBC

Replies: 6
Views: 8329

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:36 am   Subject: Suggestions for a feature tree in front garden
Thanks for the feedback guys!

At the moment I'm leaning toward either the crab apple or perhaps a witch hazel (for the late autumn/winter interest).
  Topic: Bloom photos and comments 2010 (marker)
SorchaBC

Replies: 51
Views: 83832

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:44 pm   Subject: Bloom photos and comments 2010 (marker)
Here's a few of our photos from Bloom. Himself took the snaps whilst I ran about like a kid in a candy store!

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_gEyx_n5SOYI/TA6HZBb1SVI/AAAAAAAAA-0/xBgBvTYg_cM/s720/IMG_0246.J ...
  Topic: Two types of flower on tomatoes?
SorchaBC

Replies: 7
Views: 4369

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:06 am   Subject: Two types of flower on tomatoes?
Emmm, this is probably a silly question, and I'm mortified to even ask, but do tomatoes normally have two types of flower? Only one type of tomato is flowering at the moment, the beef tomato, the cher ...
  Topic: Suggestions for a feature tree in front garden
SorchaBC

Replies: 6
Views: 8329

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:18 am   Subject: Suggestions for a feature tree in front garden
We have a big roundabout in the front garden, that at the moment has, well, it's hard to tell what's in it as it's so overgrown but I've made out cotoneaster, some sort of dwarf pine, brambles, lots o ...
  Topic: Rambling rose for shady spot?
SorchaBC

Replies: 5
Views: 10456

PostForum: Roses in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:53 am   Subject: Rambling rose for shady spot?
Thanks Walltoall!

Had a looksee at the Cardinal de Richelieu rose and it's exactly the sort of rose I was thinking of, though I think it deserves a better spot then tucked under trees where no-one ...
  Topic: Planting after lifting first earlies
SorchaBC

Replies: 3
Views: 2730

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:27 am   Subject: Planting after lifting first earlies
Brassicas could follow them exdipper, but the only problem is that brassicas are hungry little beggers and you'll have to enrich the soil after the spuds for them to have enough nutrients to thrive. T ...
 
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