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  Topic: Close to a hedge but not quite...
Tom

Replies: 9
Views: 10774

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:23 pm   Subject: Close to a hedge but not quite...
At that sort of spacing (at 6' intervals) its gotta be trees. I think verge has the right idea with the native alder. Other native trees to consider are birch and hawthorn.
  Topic: Where I buried the GUNS!!
Tom

Replies: 0
Views: 2879

PostForum: Garden jokes, games and puzzles   Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:15 pm   Subject: Where I buried the GUNS!!
An aging man lived alone in Ireland. His only son was in Long Kesh Prison, and he didn't know anyone who would spade up his potato garden. The old man wrote to his son about it, and received this repl ...
  Topic: leaning birch?
Tom

Replies: 4
Views: 5588

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:54 pm   Subject: leaning birch?
If you see birch growing in the wild they usually stand straight as they grow in large clusters. One or two birch will have no strength in numbers so will tend to bend if the wind is strong enough. I ...
  Topic: Designing My Garden (making of)
Tom

Replies: 14
Views: 18851

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 1:50 pm   Subject: Designing My Garden (making of)
Needs more curves imo paddy mac fisto. If you could incorparate the curved lawn in the 3d pic into the plan. Not a fan of the triangle herb beds either. The pointy corners look lethal if a child were ...
  Topic: The Irish Strawberry -- How to grow strawberries in Ireland.
Tom

Replies: 34
Views: 151789

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:25 pm   Subject: Re: Wow


OK, I've cheated. The flowers are mine but the strawberries are from a punnet I have just bought from the shop.......I can dream.....

Chancer. Laughing Laughing Laughing Razz
  Topic: manure for trees
Tom

Replies: 4
Views: 7375

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 10:44 am   Subject: manure for trees
This thread is a load of **** Laughing Seriously though spider, a sweet smell should mean it is ok to use with care. As long as it does not smell of **** . To be on the safe side I would mix it well w ...
  Topic: WINDY ACRE
Tom

Replies: 15
Views: 19299

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Fri May 16, 2008 9:29 am   Subject: WINDY ACRE
The bottlebrush plant is tough by the sea as is privet and poplar. For small plants most grasses are ok as well
  Topic: Paving near trees
Tom

Replies: 2
Views: 4268

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 3:57 pm   Subject: Paving near trees
Any chance of creating a deck on the are over the tree roots. You will be building up and not disturbing the roots. If paving you should also think about will the trees get too much water by the patio ...
  Topic: Daniel O'Donnell to open international flower show
Tom

Replies: 4
Views: 6042

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 3:41 pm   Subject: Daniel O'Donnell to open international flower show
http://www.geocities.com/too_much_blusher/eoin.jpg

My lovely Mayo mammy
So gentle and so wise
Rocking on your rocking chair
Baking cakes and pies
My lovely Mayo mammy
My lovely lovely Mayo mam ...
  Topic: growing apple trees in containers
Tom

Replies: 4
Views: 6504

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:10 am   Subject: growing apple trees in containers
i've a miniature apple tree growing in a half barrel - no issues so far, except that i never checked to see if it was self-fertile before i got it...

Any apples yet?
  Topic: Where to find 2nd hand Honda lawnmower part? Model HRG 536c
Tom

Replies: 2
Views: 10991

PostForum: Irelands Garden tools / equipment. (mowers, glasshouses & polytunnels etc).   Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:08 am   Subject: Where to find 2nd hand Honda lawnmower part? Model HRG 536c
Where are you based------- Craggy Island. Razz
You have done well to get what length you did out of the mower. But I reckon you should visit some local hire shops, they will always have a stack of mo ...
  Topic: My New kitchen Garden in Los Angeles Pictured Nov 2007
Tom

Replies: 12
Views: 14143

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:15 pm   Subject: My New kitchen Garden in Los Angeles Pictured Nov 2007
Do you collect rain water for watering or do you use mains water Lyonsy.
  Topic: My Little Secret With Rose Cuttings
Tom

Replies: 9
Views: 25971

PostForum: Roses in Ireland   Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:31 pm   Subject: My Little Secret With Rose Cuttings
Would love to know how you get on when you try it annie.
  Topic: Hello from Australia
Tom

Replies: 6
Views: 6752

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:25 pm   Subject: Hello from Australia
but do you have any spiders in Ireland Question

Hello and welcome annie. Yes we have a few spiders in Ireland, all harmless and good for keeping the fly and midge population down. Do you have to be ver ...
  Topic: Name of beef tomato
Tom

Replies: 2
Views: 4702

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:20 pm   Subject: Re: Name of beef tomato


2 years ago i saved some seeds from beef tomato brandywine, also another one, on the jar i can see vaguely the name, starting with ENC or ENH

I seem to remember a friend growing a beef tomatoe ...
 
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