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  Topic: Weed Killer For Briars
bigyin

Replies: 3
Views: 12701

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:39 pm   Subject: Weed Killer For Briars
Is there a weed killer on the market that successfully kills of briars (brambles)
  Topic: Young Cabbage Plants
bigyin

Replies: 2
Views: 2246

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:37 am   Subject: Young Cabbage Plants
Just planted 2 weeks ago young cabbage plants and similar with lettuce, lettuce has completely disappeared while the cabbage plants are being slowly eating. Any ideas on what could be attacking them t ...
  Topic: Attention Michael
bigyin

Replies: 0
Views: 2950

PostForum: Bulbs in Irelands Gardens   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:48 pm   Subject: Attention Michael
Hello Michael, further point on the bulbs referred to earlier,I planted the bulbs but I noticed that they were soft approaching mushy although they were in their original packaging.
I have similar pr ...
  Topic: Iris Bulbs
bigyin

Replies: 2
Views: 5616

PostForum: Bulbs in Irelands Gardens   Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:51 am   Subject: Iris Bulbs
Thanks Michael, I appreciate the reply and your good advice, cheers.
  Topic: Iris Bulbs
bigyin

Replies: 2
Views: 5616

PostForum: Bulbs in Irelands Gardens   Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:19 pm   Subject: Iris Bulbs
Just be given a whole pile of iris bulbs I appreciate that it is too late for this season, can they be saved for next season, do I put them in the ground now or just store them until next year ?
  Topic: Mushrooms On Lawn
bigyin

Replies: 1
Views: 3629

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:05 pm   Subject: Mushrooms On Lawn
Our lawn is generally in good condition and for the most part pleasing to the eye. However for the past two weeks we have a fairly substantial showing of mushrooms in different shapes and sizes.
Wher ...
  Topic: Brussel Sprouts
bigyin

Replies: 6
Views: 3720

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:14 pm   Subject: Brussel Sprouts
Thanks to all replies and the advice given I guess next year I will know better how to treat them.
  Topic: Brussel Sprouts
bigyin

Replies: 6
Views: 3720

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:50 pm   Subject: Brussel Sprouts
Plant leaves have been severely eaten by caterpillar larvae will this effect the sprouts themselves later when they should be showing ?
  Topic: Rhododendrons
bigyin

Replies: 6
Views: 8187

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:14 am   Subject: Rhododendrons
Thanks for the info and advice, I will do as you suggest and leave well alone,
  Topic: Lovely Wild Pant
bigyin

Replies: 2
Views: 4253

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:34 am   Subject: Lovely Wild Pant
What is the name for the rushes type plant with the orange coloured flower that grows wild in the country road sides.
I have for a few years now used this plant effectively around my pool and I wo ...
  Topic: Nettle Fertilser
bigyin

Replies: 3
Views: 2397

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jul 07, 2010 7:14 pm   Subject: Nettle Fertilser
I have loads of stinging nettles growing outside our boundary fence, I have heard these can be picked and used as a very effective fertilser.
However I don't know what the process is once you gather ...
  Topic: Potash ?
bigyin

Replies: 2
Views: 1894

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:43 pm   Subject: Potash ?
Thanks again Michael, indeed you are a wonderful source of information and guidance on this forum, very much appreciated.
  Topic: Wild Fushia
bigyin

Replies: 2
Views: 4163

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 12:23 pm   Subject: Wild Fushia
when is the best time to take cuttings & can I plant straight into the ground ? or do I need rooting powder..Thanks in advance.
  Topic: Potash ?
bigyin

Replies: 2
Views: 1894

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:32 am   Subject: Potash ?
What types of materials contain Phosphates and Potash that could be added to a compost mix or do they have to be purchased as chemicals ?
  Topic: Potatoe Disaster
bigyin

Replies: 4
Views: 2677

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2010 10:28 am   Subject: Potatoe Disaster
Just as a matter of interest, what type of potato did you set? Any chance they might be main crop? If so they will not be ready until August / Sept.

Not sure what type they are I bought them in the ...
 
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