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  Topic: ibc tanks
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PostForum: Irelands Garden tools / equipment. (mowers, glasshouses & polytunnels etc).   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:12 am   Subject: ibc tanks
Hi Guys

Here is one of our ICB tanks fitted to a trailer & pump
  Topic: Blight resistant potatoes
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:46 am   Subject: Blight resistant potatoes
Hi Mayo

Good air flow around your seed potatoes is important when storing

Place a thick layer of old newspaper or straw under your potatoes and cut a number of holes in the box for circulation
  Topic: What exactly is a ROSE
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PostForum: Roses in Ireland   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:56 pm   Subject: What exactly is a ROSE
Daydreamer, I would recommend any plant food that is high in potassium.
Potassium encourages fruiting / flowering / disease resistance and is the most important nutrient in roses.

Potassium = K = ...
  Topic: Tips for planning a Mini Orchard 6/7 trees on coastal site?
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:47 pm   Subject: Tips for planning a Mini Orchard 6/7 trees on coastal site?
Shelter would be the big worry alright

Apple trees don't do well on the coast. If you have a well sheltered area that get south east facing then you could plan your orchard there.
Look into creati ...
  Topic: Organic Pesticide?
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PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:26 pm   Subject: Organic Pesticide?
I Have tried using Crushed garlic in water to prevent slugs from attacking my cabbage
How to make:
100gm Garlic (Crush)
1 l of water
Squirt of soap
Mix & strain using old cloth
Apply immedia ...
  Topic: What is going on here?
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:45 am   Subject: What is going on here?
Potato & Tomatoes are from the same family - Solanaceae

And you can see the similarities between their fruits here.

Ive seen this on sarpo mira before too.
  Topic: underplant upright hornbeam
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PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:45 am   Subject: underplant upright hornbeam
Hello again

As the trees are only in the ground 1 yr and the aucuba plants are quite small then you should be able to plant them without disturbing the roots of the horbeam.

Just plant your aucu ...
  Topic: underplant upright hornbeam
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PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:08 am   Subject: underplant upright hornbeam
Hornbeam are shallow rooted trees so care would be needed when underplanting

You will need to avoid hitting roots.
How old is the hornbeam and how big are the acubas?
  Topic: how deep for hedging in a planter box?
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PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:06 am   Subject: how deep for hedging in a planter box?
You'd be waiting a while for Buxus to reach 3ft....
  Topic: how deep for hedging in a planter box?
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PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:25 am   Subject: how deep for hedging in a planter box?
First the best plant options to achieve 3/4ft would be:

lonicera pileata
lonicera nitida
ligustrum japonicum
Taxus
Escallonia

Really for any hedge that should reach 4 ft in height then the p ...
  Topic: Ideas for small screening plant
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PostForum: Climbers and creepers in Ireland, including wall shrubs   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:17 am   Subject: Ideas for small screening plant
Ive always found Trachelospemum a hard plant to grow.

It hates frost / Irish winters and is a real slow grower

An alternative to Trachelospemum would be:
Clematis armandii (handle with care)
& ...
  Topic: School winter garden
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PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:10 am   Subject: School winter garden
Hello again Doolanc

Yes,. Maris piper are a popular potatoe that can be grown in Ireland

But you would need to get planting soon.

You wont need to add the cloches until the end of September - ...
  Topic: What tomatoes would you grow again next year?
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:07 am   Subject: What tomatoes would you grow again next year?
Great looking tomatoes Sneachta.

Sungold is a favourite of mine also

But of smaller garden or hanging baskets you could plant 'tumbler' and red cherry tomato

My harvest this year was massive ...
  Topic: School winter garden
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PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:13 am   Subject: School winter garden
Hello

You will need to keep your vegetables covered over the winter months.

Use a garden cloche over the raised beds and mulch around the plants with straw.

You can try to sow some quick crop ...
  Topic: Your favourite sowing medium?
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PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:39 am   Subject: Your favourite sowing medium?
If youv'e got a good loam garden soil you can mix this through your potting compost to make it go further.

Id generally use a general potting compost & perlite
3: 1 ratio.

for cuttings i ad ...
 
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