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  Topic: First swallow 2013
barremic

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PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:49 pm   Subject: First swallow 2013
Saw one on Monday, in Baldoyle, love to see them arrive Smile
  Topic: Hollyhock...
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Replies: 8
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PostForum: Perennials, Ferns and Ornamental grasses   Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:35 pm   Subject: Hollyhock...
our ones were that tall last year not so good this year about 6 foot

the strange thing is from one plant we put in 2 years ago we have one stalk with deep red flowers and one stalk with pure white, ...
  Topic: 'Propagation' talk at Dublin Five Horticultural Society.
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Replies: 2
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PostForum: The Events Diary, environment and ecology / home and garden.   Posted: Wed May 11, 2011 10:40 am   Subject: 'Propagation' talk at Dublin Five Horticultural Society.
Lol got my hopes up there till I read the date!
  Topic: Sawfly
barremic

Replies: 11
Views: 11700

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Tue May 03, 2011 2:14 pm   Subject: Sawfly
No sign of them so far, hopefully...
the plants look good and healthy at the moment with plenty of fruit.

the only problem i have now is some bind weed that we have been trying to tackle under the ...
  Topic: Sawfly
barremic

Replies: 11
Views: 11700

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:38 pm   Subject: Sawfly
Hi Sirpsycho

I sprayed 2 years ago with detergent and water. I also blasted quite a few off the plant with the hose, i know they can climb back up, but quite a few birds enjoyed the easy pickings. ...
  Topic: pros and cons of glass or polycarbonate sheets on glass hous
barremic

Replies: 10
Views: 21116

PostForum: Irelands Garden tools / equipment. (mowers, glasshouses & polytunnels etc).   Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:08 pm   Subject: pros and cons of glass or polycarbonate sheets on glass hous
hi Maeve,

our garden is quite long, and unfortunatly the wind seems to tunnel abit, even though the walls either side are not high.
it is not particularly exposed as there is a house at the back. ...
  Topic: pros and cons of glass or polycarbonate sheets on glass hous
barremic

Replies: 10
Views: 21116

PostForum: Irelands Garden tools / equipment. (mowers, glasshouses & polytunnels etc).   Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:20 am   Subject: pros and cons of glass or polycarbonate sheets on glass hous
prime example of why i am sorry no one told me about the problems with glass before I bought mine last year.

two more 2'x4' sheets flew out this morning, with shattered glass now all over the grass ...
  Topic: Leeches in pond
barremic

Replies: 6
Views: 9891

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:13 am   Subject: Leeches in pond
Hi

thanks for all the replies.

i am worried about the dogs injesting them as they like to drink out of this water! they stand on the edge of the rocks, lean over and take a sip on hot days.

a ...
  Topic: Leeches in pond
barremic

Replies: 6
Views: 9891

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:11 pm   Subject: Leeches in pond
Hi all,

I have just been cleaning some leaf debris from a small pond at the end of the garden, and discovered some black spots on some of the leaves, when i looked closely they were moving, they ap ...
  Topic: eggs in soil
barremic

Replies: 2
Views: 5229

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:52 am   Subject: eggs in soil
I used to find quite a few yellow small eggs in pots that i grew lillies in, they almost look like some of the little fertiliser grains that you get when buying shop bought plants, as far as i could t ...
  Topic: pros and cons of glass or polycarbonate sheets on glass hous
barremic

Replies: 10
Views: 21116

PostForum: Irelands Garden tools / equipment. (mowers, glasshouses & polytunnels etc).   Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:41 am   Subject: pros and cons of glass or polycarbonate sheets on glass hous
hi optimum

we put in a green house last january/february, standard horticultural glass, ina fairly sheltered spot at the end of the garden, and since then we have lost about 6 sheets of glass, i am ...
  Topic: Storing Onions in an Irish Climate.
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Replies: 4
Views: 4510

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:31 am   Subject: Storing Onions in an Irish Climate.
Hi Tippben

I had the same problem this year, last year my onions stored great, and i didnt even do much to look after them.

this year though, i dried them in the GH on wire frames then tried for ...
  Topic: onion sets
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Replies: 9
Views: 7478

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:00 pm   Subject: onion sets
They have a couple of types in b&q

white sturgeon and a red variety, cant remember which one, but i have grown them before.
  Topic: Spring Onion Ready?
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Replies: 4
Views: 3070

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:59 pm   Subject: Spring Onion Ready?
they will get bigger if left in the ground. I missed a few at the end of last year, and they kept growing through the winter, didnt grow too much through the snow Wink but they did survive.

i was abl ...
  Topic: pondless waterfall with 8 ft stream
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Replies: 12
Views: 13725

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:04 pm   Subject: pondless waterfall with 8 ft stream
wow great water feature, we hope to add something like that possibly next year. We have a formal koi pond already, but we fell in love with one of the stream water features in the botanic gardens, and ...
 
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