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  Topic: Can I get battery hens to rehome
anchoress

Replies: 23
Views: 42454

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:01 am   Subject: Can I get battery hens to rehome
Ask at an animal refuge; they will give the places where the hens are and they will tell you when the next batch will be out.

There are battery untits in many counties.

Leaving all other consid ...
  Topic: Irish garden pests, problems with slugs and snails.
anchoress

Replies: 28
Views: 76054

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:19 am   Subject: Irish garden pests, problems with slugs and snails.
It is all a lot easier than this.

No need for beer; anything sweet will do the same work. Or jam that had gone 'hard" ie fermented.

No need either to 'sink" the traps.

We use empty ...
  Topic: signs of life?
anchoress

Replies: 20
Views: 23839

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:23 am   Subject: signs of life?
We have had wild primroses in flower since we came here early in October. Too high up for much else yet; although the marigolds we brought in in existing window boxes and tubs have flowered all winter ...
  Topic: Public Liability
anchoress

Replies: 6
Views: 8263

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 11:19 am   Subject: Public Liability
One of the IT colleges whose car park was used each week, in Sligo, for a Farmers' Market insisted that each stallholder took out indemity in their favour to that amount, ie E5 million after someone ...
  Topic: Hi from South County Dublin
anchoress

Replies: 9
Views: 8380

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:29 am   Subject: Hi from South County Dublin
Blessings and prayers from Co Donegal
  Topic: What wild life have you seen in your garden?
anchoress

Replies: 51
Views: 61441

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:58 pm   Subject: What wild life have you seen in your garden?
That is not surely a reason to allow and approve when predators attack and kill our livestock.

Protecting our hens is a part of our intelligant life.

Everything in its right place.

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  Topic: Fungi
anchoress

Replies: 1
Views: 4407

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:55 am   Subject: Fungi
This is interesting.

We moved recently to a cottage amid neglected trees. The driveway is sunken and lind with trees and there are so many kinds of fungus.

One we identified as the horn of plent ...
  Topic: What wild life have you seen in your garden?
anchoress

Replies: 51
Views: 61441

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:49 am   Subject: Re: cute..!!
amen to that.

Mink are even worse.

[quote="verge"][quote="hawthorn"]This Fox comes to our garden every so often, [/quote]

See the way the sly-boy is still in the shadows ...
  Topic: cost benefit of growing your own - comments sought...
anchoress

Replies: 40
Views: 39550

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:16 pm   Subject: Re: all them bostoons is good-for-nothings
Thank you; and i totally agree re the magpies. Dreadful creatures. Almost as bad as the black backed gulls... same colours too.

well; I left the sawflies and had a huge crop of gooseberries the nex ...
  Topic: No dig gardening
anchoress

Replies: 15
Views: 25751

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:05 pm   Subject: No dig gardening
It does work. we used it in a poly tunnel on an overgrown field. We used old cardboard boxes as well as newpapers.

we were advised to use papers/cardboard, straw ( hay is full of grass seeds of cou ...
  Topic: Nettle fertiliser, How to Brew your own.
anchoress

Replies: 29
Views: 105278

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:54 pm   Subject: Nettle fertiliser, How to Brew your own.
The aroma from this nettle brew is something else...
  Topic: cost benefit of growing your own - comments sought...
anchoress

Replies: 40
Views: 39550

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:36 pm   Subject: cost benefit of growing your own - comments sought...
"Bostoon: is a new one ?

I stopped panicking re sawfly on gooseberries when i checked on the web. They don't eat the fruit. One report said that it damaged next year's leaves, but the next yea ...
  Topic: Guerilla Fruit and Vegetable Growing
anchoress

Replies: 9
Views: 10726

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:28 pm   Subject: Guerilla Fruit and Vegetable Growing
Thers is a fairly new garden centre near Donegal Town, much needed, and they have a display of rather pretty ornamental cabbages.

When I asked if they were edible? No. What is the point?

Old ...
  Topic: Platform bird feeders
anchoress

Replies: 21
Views: 38932

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:29 am   Subject: Platform bird feeders
We made a simple one with an old short plank, cup hooks and bailer twine. It was hung so that if anything larger than a thrush landed, it would tip them off - because of our cats.

As the cats lear ...
  Topic: Getting rid of magpies/rooks/crows in a Galway garden.
anchoress

Replies: 6
Views: 54426

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:17 am   Subject: Re: banging on about magpies
Smiling here. It just made sense to do that. I used to stand under the trees where the nests were with my pan lids and every time they tried to land.... That cottage had been empty for years so they w ...
 
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