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  Topic: Where to get willow or hazel reeds for weaving panels?
blagadan

Replies: 1
Views: 6677

PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Tue May 11, 2010 3:56 pm   Subject: Where to get willow or hazel reeds for weaving panels?
I'd like to give it a go (weaving a few small edging panels) but haven't found a source for the raw materials yet. Does anyone make their own and if so, where do you get the reeds and do u have any ti ...
  Topic: 4 O'Clock??
blagadan

Replies: 7
Views: 7226

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 8:50 pm   Subject: 4 O'Clock??
My mum calls this 4 O clock but I cant seem to find the correct name for it when I do a search on the web.

Can anyone identify this?

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u194/Blagadain/IMG_0091_0 ...
  Topic: What would you do?
blagadan

Replies: 2
Views: 4756

PostForum: Container gardening in Ireland, including Annual Bedding Plants   Posted: Fri May 07, 2010 11:07 am   Subject: What would you do?
We have a small deck at the back of the house and we use it regularly, eating out most dry evenings. The problem we have is there is very little shelter there and the wind tends to funnel between the ...
  Topic: Advice for firsttime rovovator
blagadan

Replies: 8
Views: 8557

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed May 05, 2010 9:33 am   Subject: Advice for firsttime rovovator
One other question though, how deep do they dig into the ground?

The deeper you go, the harder it is to make progress. On my bedding area, I was digging to 12-14 inches, and at that, the blades wer ...
  Topic: Advice for firsttime rovovator
blagadan

Replies: 8
Views: 8557

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 5:10 pm   Subject: Advice for firsttime rovovator
Prepare yourself for a couple of days recovery afterwards!! Rotavators can be really tough on the arms and back.

I've used rotavators quite a bit over the years, most recently about 2 weeks ago. T ...
  Topic: Getting rid of dead thatch in lawn
blagadan

Replies: 5
Views: 10585

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 8:12 am   Subject: Getting rid of dead thatch in lawn
Just wondering has anyone used one of these tow behind dethatchers? and if so are they any good?

I have something similar, and yes they work fine for dethatching. It might be a little late for det ...
  Topic: Dog run design help
blagadan

Replies: 19
Views: 54618

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:58 am   Subject: Dog run design help
That's a cute little run... I'm curious to hear if it has successfully contained the dogs. I know from rescue sources of even small dogs who've managed 5 ft fences.

I will admit when I built it fir ...
  Topic: Have I made a planning mistake??
blagadan

Replies: 3
Views: 5987

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:09 pm   Subject: Have I made a planning mistake??
Hi folks, some of you might remember the border I planted with silver birch.. I am concerned I may have chosen the wrong species for the border and need some opinions... I'll put up a bunch of pics (p ...
  Topic: Dog run design help
blagadan

Replies: 19
Views: 54618

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:10 pm   Subject: Dog run design help
Sorry fuinnseog but I must disagree with you in part. I believe a dog run is vital. We would be completly lost without our dog run. We have 2 large dogs. A male golden retriever and a female lab. The ...
  Topic: Bloom photos and comments 2008
blagadan

Replies: 36
Views: 79033

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:51 pm   Subject: Bloom photos and comments 2008

Minor critiques besides the lack of wow factor in the show gardens, care to share?

Maybe I'm being unfair with my comment on the Show Gardens, I'll give my opinions and you can take them as you w ...
  Topic: Bloom photos and comments 2008
blagadan

Replies: 36
Views: 79033

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:37 am   Subject: Bloom photos and comments 2008
We decided to go to the show on Saturday morning. The show was not as crowded as we were expecting which was a real plus, (try Chelsea if you want to see what crowded really is....). The standard of t ...
  Topic: lawn aeration, what to do with the clay plugs?
blagadan

Replies: 6
Views: 13076

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:08 am   Subject: lawn aeration, what to do with the clay plugs?
Hi Jimmy, Sorry only caught your post just now. Would have spotted it sooner if you made a new post with its own title instead of tagging onto someone elses thread...

I spent ages trying to buy an ...
  Topic: Recommendations for an evergreen border, no sharp needles.
blagadan

Replies: 7
Views: 12115

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:53 am   Subject: Recommendations for an evergreen border, no sharp needles.
Thanks for the suggestions (and link) guys. Some good ideas.
  Topic: Water butt pump
blagadan

Replies: 14
Views: 23778

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:11 pm   Subject: Water butt pump
Have you tried raising the water butt higher off the ground?
3-4 feet would make a pretty good difference?
  Topic: Recommendations for an evergreen border, no sharp needles.
blagadan

Replies: 7
Views: 12115

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:48 am   Subject: Recommendations for an evergreen border, no sharp needles.
Heres a snap of the border. I took the pic from the upstairs window of my house, so on the bottom left of the pic you're looking down on the roof of the conservatory...

I'm going to build a slat ...
 
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