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  Topic: Native Irish Trees --- List of Trees Native to Ireland
Yorky

Replies: 62
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PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:36 pm   Subject: Native Irish Trees --- List of Trees Native to Ireland
Can anyone suggest a good source for native Irish trees?
  Topic: Transplanting wild garlic
Yorky

Replies: 3
Views: 3131

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 3:03 pm   Subject: Transplanting wild garlic
Well, it depends on how the wild garlic is doing where you live. Like any bulb, after flowering and the leaves have died off, the strength is in the bulb. Transplant then. Nb It is a criminal offen ...
  Topic: Transplanting wild garlic
Yorky

Replies: 3
Views: 3131

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu May 19, 2016 2:52 pm   Subject: Transplanting wild garlic
When is the best time to transplant wild garlic bulbs/plants? I use lots of it every year - salads and pesto.

It's for planting an old hen pen which is a mix of soil / hen manure/ gravel and is a m ...
  Topic: Lime application to lawn for moss removal
Yorky

Replies: 0
Views: 2607

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:11 pm   Subject: Lime application to lawn for moss removal
I had planned on applying lime pellets to a lawn next Spring, two weeks before applying Osmo moss remover.

Recently I was told the green keepers at the local golf club apply lime pellets two weeks ...
  Topic: Organic lawn feed and moss remover
Yorky

Replies: 4
Views: 5813

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 3:32 pm   Subject: Organic lawn feed and moss remover
I want to use an organic lawn feed and moss remover. I realise it's too late now so this is for the spring.

Has anyone used Osmo or Mo Bacter?

Which would be the best to use, one which doesn't ...
  Topic: Beech hedge pruning
Yorky

Replies: 4
Views: 6721

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:42 am   Subject: Beech hedge pruning
It looks alright in winter - still offering privacy from a deciduous hedge, would prefer this to laurel or conifer.

What I would've done differently is given it a wider margin to grow in as the law ...
  Topic: Beech hedge pruning
Yorky

Replies: 4
Views: 6721

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:27 am   Subject: Beech hedge pruning
I'm looking for advice on pruning a beech hedge. It's about 5 years old and 7ft tall in places.

I want it to thicken out & fill in the gaps and grow to about 8ft tall.

It looks untidy at th ...
  Topic: Type of string to support tomatoes
Yorky

Replies: 5
Views: 3308

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu May 17, 2012 12:39 pm   Subject: Type of string to support tomatoes
Does anyone know what type of string would be best to support tomatoes (one end of string under plant & other end attached to overhead cable)?

Lidl have 1.8mm, 2mm & 4mm cord http://www.lid ...
  Topic: Clearway stone cleaner
Yorky

Replies: 0
Views: 3097

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 5:35 pm   Subject: Clearway stone cleaner
Has anyone used this product http://www.clearwaybyotech.co.uk/Catalogue/Clearway-for-Paths-Patios-Decking.html ?

It's described as "safe" & "environmentally friendly" but do ...
  Topic: Lidl watering hose
Yorky

Replies: 1
Views: 2170

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:32 am   Subject: Lidl watering hose
Has anyone used one of these http://www.lidl.ie/cps/rde/xchg/SID-C381252B-047AAA48/lidl_ri_ie/hs.xsl/index_19124.htm ?It's a porous / perforated hose

If so, in what way(s)? I'm thinking of connecti ...
  Topic: Seed potatoes under plastic
Yorky

Replies: 3
Views: 4107

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:39 pm   Subject: Seed potatoes under plastic
I manured / leaf-moulded the raised beds last Autumn & then covered them in black plastic.

I sowed first early seed potatoes last week and replaced the black plastic to keep the soil warm & ...
  Topic: Tomato seedlings
Yorky

Replies: 3
Views: 2600

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:49 am   Subject: Tomato seedlings
hanks for the replies.

I kept the lid on to keep the moisture in as a constant 20 degrees will dry out the soil otherwise, then to bring them out of the lean-to to water will dramatically lower th ...
  Topic: Tomato seedlings
Yorky

Replies: 3
Views: 2600

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:50 am   Subject: Tomato seedlings
I sowed some tomato seeds in modules with a plastic lid last Sunday (8 days ago) & placed them on a heat mat in a lean-to greenhouse.

The seedlings are now touching the top of the lid - can any ...
  Topic: Rainwater on raised beds
Yorky

Replies: 1
Views: 2939

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 4:03 pm   Subject: Rainwater on raised beds
I've covered some raised beds in black plastic for the winter. The plastic is weighed down along the edges but on one of the beds the soil level is a couple of inches lower than the sides of the bed s ...
  Topic: Powdery mildew on peas
Yorky

Replies: 1
Views: 1724

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:39 pm   Subject: Powdery mildew on peas
I noticed my pea plants had gone pale - it appears to be powdery mildew and has affected all of the foliage.

Should the entire crop be harvested and the foliage be disposed of or is it alright to l ...
 
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