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  Topic: Help identifying type of japanese maple
Virtus

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PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:24 pm   Subject: Help identifying type of japanese maple
Thanks for the replies! Don't worry I'd always ask before taking any clippings from a plant.

After reading up japanese maples a bit more I realize it would be pretty difficult to identify it. I a ...
  Topic: Help identifying type of japanese maple
Virtus

Replies: 5
Views: 5008

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:26 am   Subject: Help identifying type of japanese maple
Hi there,

I have noticed these japanese maples growing in the courtyard of my apartment complex.

http://i58.tinypic.com/2h2kt21.jpg

http://i62.tinypic.com/2djcwlu.jpg

I think they are cr ...
  Topic: suspected woolly aphid
Virtus

Replies: 3
Views: 3796

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:13 pm   Subject: suspected woolly aphid
Thanks a million, James!
  Topic: suspected woolly aphid
Virtus

Replies: 3
Views: 3796

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:02 pm   Subject: suspected woolly aphid
Just went out and had another look. It produces a purple residue when I crush it between my fingers, and I've just noticed a couple of patches of it on two other apple trees in the garden..
  Topic: suspected woolly aphid
Virtus

Replies: 3
Views: 3796

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:52 am   Subject: suspected woolly aphid
Hi there,

I have noticed what I suspect to be woolly aphid on what I think is a crabapple tree in our garden. As I have said in my last few posts, the garden has been rather unkempt for the last n ...
  Topic: First attempt at propagating cuttings..
Virtus

Replies: 2
Views: 4010

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:50 pm   Subject: First attempt at propagating cuttings..
Thanks tippben,

Out of interest, how long do you normally have after a tree its cut down to take cuttings? Going to get some hormone but the tree will have been cut down for about 2 days at that st ...
  Topic: First attempt at propagating cuttings..
Virtus

Replies: 2
Views: 4010

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:45 pm   Subject: First attempt at propagating cuttings..
Hi there,

We just removed an old overgrown cryptomeia japonica elegans from our garden today. I have no experience at all with propogating from cuttings but decided, as an experiment, to just give ...
  Topic: Sharpening a slasher
Virtus

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Irelands Garden tools / equipment. (mowers, glasshouses & polytunnels etc).   Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 12:15 am   Subject: Sharpening a slasher
Hi there,

I have been clearing back an old dead hedge with an old slasher we had in the shed. The edge is rather dull and I was wondering if anyone knew the best way to go about sharpening it.

...
  Topic: Silver Birch question
Virtus

Replies: 7
Views: 7672

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 11:24 pm   Subject: Silver Birch question
Hi there,

We have a silver birch which has been growing in our front garden for roughly ten years or so. My question is should I be looking at pruning it or not. I was going to take some height o ...
  Topic: Question about Hawthorne
Virtus

Replies: 9
Views: 9519

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 8:03 pm   Subject: Question about Hawthorne
Cheers Greengage,

Just another quick question, what kind of ratios would you normally mix the above plants in? Was thinking 40% hawthorne, 40% blackthorne, and 20% rosa in a double row.
  Topic: Question about Hawthorne
Virtus

Replies: 9
Views: 9519

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 6:15 pm   Subject: Question about Hawthorne
I had asked previously on the forums about hawthorne as a hedging plant. However when I read up a little bit more and discovered about laying and pleaching, it seems that it might be quite a lot of w ...
  Topic: Beginning plant identifying
Virtus

Replies: 5
Views: 5918

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 6:07 pm   Subject: Beginning plant identifying
Thanks Sive, I was actually going to order a couple of those. I found their website to be quite good as well!
  Topic: Beginning plant identifying
Virtus

Replies: 5
Views: 5918

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Mon May 26, 2014 5:37 pm   Subject: Beginning plant identifying
Hi there,
I'm not sure if this is the right forum to be asking but thought I would ask anyway. Could anyone recommend a good book or resource for identifying shrubs and trees? Rather then constantly ...
  Topic: choice for new hedging
Virtus

Replies: 3
Views: 5229

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:31 pm   Subject: choice for new hedging
Hi there,
Thanks for the advice. I have attached a few pictures of whats remaining of the hedges. The garden has been neglected very badly over the last number of years and it's shameful how bad th ...
  Topic: choice for new hedging
Virtus

Replies: 3
Views: 5229

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:43 am   Subject: choice for new hedging
Hi there, new member of the forums here,

We have a had a couple of hedges die back over the last couple of years and I was hoping to replant them this summer. Its my mam's place and I have never p ...
 
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