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  Topic: Suggest plants for my small raised bed please.
artalis

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 10:36 am   Subject: Suggest plants for my small raised bed please.
I am thinking of putting 1 or 2 small fruit trees at the side of the bed (where the 2 off cuts of wood are in the pic. The garden shed is at the back of the furthest away offcut, so space is limited b ...
  Topic: Right Spot Please
artalis

Replies: 12
Views: 11553

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 10:29 am   Subject: Right Spot Please
What about the day lily. Don't know what its Sunday name is though. I have got some lovely orange ones. My sister has an elephant lily which is pink
Hi Margo,
The elephant Lily sounds interesting.
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  Topic: Right Spot Please
artalis

Replies: 12
Views: 11553

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 9:40 am   Subject: Right Spot Please
Hmm!
A pic would really help.
???


Scilla periviana are flowering now.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=scilla+peruviana&rls=p,com.microsoft:en-gb:IE-SearchBox&oe=UTF-8&rlz=1I7SU ...
  Topic: Right Spot Please
artalis

Replies: 12
Views: 11553

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 12:22 pm   Subject: Recognise the little bloomer now?
Well that mystery lily started to bloom about three weeks ago and it's not a nerine or an agapanthus. Looked through the RHS A-Z and a few other gardening books but haven't seen a picture of it yet. A ...
  Topic: SOS> Leather jacket infestation returns
artalis

Replies: 5
Views: 9966

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:31 pm   Subject: SOS> Leather jacket infestation returns
the soil for the lawn was obviously got from old grassland and the eggs and larvae came with it. Dig it up again and let the birds pick up the leatherjackets. Resow the lawn from July onwards when the ...
  Topic: SOS> Leather jacket infestation returns
artalis

Replies: 5
Views: 9966

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:40 pm   Subject: SOS> Leather jacket infestation returns
A friend of mine has an infestation of leatherjacket larvae which has destroyed her newly laid turf lawns not just once, but twice in a row. Daddy long legs is the name by which I know these critters. ...
  Topic: Survivors and casualties of the winter
artalis

Replies: 4
Views: 6046

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:08 pm   Subject: Survivors and casualties of the winter
Hi Sive and thanks,
.....might need a bigger garden or else may have to do some rogue planting if I live to be 120 yrs lol.
Thanks for the birthday wish. Feeling old Sad but still Very Happy
  Topic: Hello to you all........
artalis

Replies: 5
Views: 4691

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:50 am   Subject: welcome
Hi Zoe96 and hope you enjoy browsing this forum. There's plenty of hidden treasures in the archives...

artalis Very Happy
  Topic: Survivors and casualties of the winter
artalis

Replies: 4
Views: 6046

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:47 am   Subject: Hi
Good for the frogs.......thought that we might have some tadpoles last year in our microscopic sized pond but they turned out to be blackfly larvae or something like it, not as nice as frogs, all the ...
  Topic: Survivors and casualties of the winter
artalis

Replies: 4
Views: 6046

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:18 pm   Subject: Survivors and casualties of the winter
Hello again happy gardeners. Now that the worst of the winter is gone I am planning to get my hands dirty again, yeah!

Loved seeing my dwarf iris in bloom these past two weeks and now some stripey ...
  Topic: starting a new garden
artalis

Replies: 10
Views: 10306

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:38 pm   Subject: tunnel
Wow!
What alot of hard work. Well done.
The polytunnel has plenty of room in it too. Looking good.

artalis Very Happy
  Topic: Willow gone wild
artalis

Replies: 2
Views: 3537

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:07 am   Subject: willow problem
Hi Kindredspirit,

My thoughts too.

She may be mid terrace with no separate access to her rear garden where the willow is located. A JCB wouldn't get through a small urban sidegate at any rate. ...
  Topic: Willow gone wild
artalis

Replies: 2
Views: 3537

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:08 am   Subject: Willow gone wild
Hi folks,

A neighbour of mine has a problem with drainage in her back garden, as the site is situated at the foot of a slope and the previous owner of the site planted alot of willow there to help ...
  Topic: Supporting a neglected community
artalis

Replies: 3
Views: 4890

PostForum: Bulbs in Irelands Gardens   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:08 pm   Subject: in a hole
Good one!

artalis Mr. Green Rolling Eyes Shocked Cool Laughing Wink Arrow Smile Razz

Eh but what about mass plantings of bulbs???? Or is that digging a hole for myself.lol?
  Topic: Should you dig square or round
artalis

Replies: 4
Views: 6728

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:42 pm   Subject: More about holes
Hi folks,

The second link advocates a square or otherwise shaped hole and recommends not to dig a round one.

There's obviously more to holes than you think!

" But in fact, planting hole ...
 
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