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  Topic: Insect hotel
Sunny

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PostForum: Garden jokes, games and puzzles   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:24 am   Subject: Insect hotel
The best bug hotel for native species in a garden is a dry stone wall. Here is a leaflet by the DSWA UKabout the benefits of dry stone walls to wildlife.
Food for thought...
  Topic: Stone circle
Sunny

Replies: 60
Views: 65620

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:07 pm   Subject: The four provinces of Ireland represented in stone
The four provinces of Ireland represented in stone at The Gathering of Stones monument, Lough Boora Parklands.
  Topic: Flood stories
Sunny

Replies: 58
Views: 58644

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:19 am   Subject: Flood stories
Ah you are right. Sure ill keep filling sand bags so!!
I suppose its like many of our problems. If we don't start looking at the bigger picture and the knock on effects, we are doomed to continue to ...
  Topic: Flood stories
Sunny

Replies: 58
Views: 58644

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:04 am   Subject: Flood stories
Some interesting things in this report about preventing flooding by working with nature. We should be looking at more things like this in Ireland instead of just giving people sandbags and a loan of a ...
  Topic: Flood stories
Sunny

Replies: 58
Views: 58644

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:27 pm   Subject: Flood stories
An honest dry stone waller won't even charge you extra for the weep holes. Bad bad one will give you free badger nests in your wall.
  Topic: Flood stories
Sunny

Replies: 58
Views: 58644

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:09 pm   Subject: Flood stories
Here is just one of many great reasons to have a dry stone wall in your garden. Not that i'm biased or anything.
  Topic: Stone circle
Sunny

Replies: 60
Views: 65620

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:44 pm   Subject: Stone circle
'ponddigger' the man of mystery.
I can confirm that this is him in the picture. Be sure to get out there and see this place if you can. The entire Lough Boora parklands is a wonderful place to spend ...
  Topic: Green roofs
Sunny

Replies: 36
Views: 47161

PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Sat May 09, 2015 8:28 pm   Subject: Green roofs
Nice fancy pictures how come they only put up pictures of them just done and not a few years old, I cannot find my picture but I saw a sedum one now full of scutch grass and wilowherb, needs lots of ...
  Topic: Green roofs
Sunny

Replies: 36
Views: 47161

PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Sat May 09, 2015 11:20 am   Subject: Green roofs
Its a lovely building. It is at Caravantisia in Co. Tipperary. http://www.caravantasia.com/
They have a great event there every year on green building called 'Into the Woods' where they have demos o ...
  Topic: Create your own garden mosaic art. Mosaic weekend workshop
Sunny

Replies: 3
Views: 7563

PostForum: The Events Diary, environment and ecology / home and garden.   Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 7:25 am   Subject: Create your own garden mosaic art. Mosaic weekend workshop
Have not heard of him before, but just googled him. He dose nice work alright. Reminds me a bit of some of Salvador Dalí's work.
  Topic: Green roofs
Sunny

Replies: 36
Views: 47161

PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 7:17 am   Subject: Green roofs
Wildflower can look great as well. Friends of mine down in Tipperary did that. Looks great in the summer, also more interesting for wildlife. Down side is it looks far less interesting in winter month ...
  Topic: Create your own garden mosaic art. Mosaic weekend workshop
Sunny

Replies: 3
Views: 7563

PostForum: The Events Diary, environment and ecology / home and garden.   Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 1:44 pm   Subject: Create your own garden mosaic art. Mosaic weekend workshop
Just wanted to let any interested people know I will be running a weekend mosaic making workshop May 23rd -34th at my studio in Donabate. Co. Dublin.

Come create your own piece of garden mosaic art ...
  Topic: Stone circle
Sunny

Replies: 60
Views: 65620

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 11:34 am   Subject: Stone circle
here is a little video about the project. https://youtu.be/_Dz_s_Sjil8
  Topic: Stone circle
Sunny

Replies: 60
Views: 65620

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 11:30 am   Subject: Stone circle
The Gathering of Stones will be completed by the end of this summer. In regards to the question of whether it has run out of money, will I can tell you that there never was any money to start with. Th ...
  Topic: Green roofs
Sunny

Replies: 36
Views: 47161

PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 11:18 am   Subject: Green roofs
Here is a sedum roof I put on a garden shed about a year and a half ago. Still doing great. The sedum is a bit pricey in comparison to sod but much lower maintenance and looks great all year round. G ...
 
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