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  Topic: Growing evergreen oaks from seed
dermodyr

Replies: 3
Views: 4052

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Thu May 01, 2014 2:49 pm   Subject: Growing evergreen oaks from seed
Yep the Quercus Ilex.

Jaysus Im such an idiot. I think I planted some part of the flower instead.Embarassed

http://m51.paperblog.com/i/6/64651/plant-of-the-week-quercus-ilex-L-Y_P7pj-175x130.jpeg
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  Topic: Growing evergreen oaks from seed
dermodyr

Replies: 3
Views: 4052

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:37 am   Subject: Growing evergreen oaks from seed
Hi,

Put a load of acorns in polypots last autumn and they are taking off nicely in the last few weeks.

However the acorns from the evergreen oak that I planted haven't taken at all. I'm wonderi ...
  Topic: Share your seeds?
dermodyr

Replies: 4
Views: 5091

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:36 am   Subject: Share your seeds?
just found a great ebay site for seeds

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/710-53481-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=11&pub=5574853730&toolid=10001&campid=5336399559&customid=&icep_store=treeseedsonline&ipn=psmain&ic ...
  Topic: Share your seeds?
dermodyr

Replies: 4
Views: 5091

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 1:14 pm   Subject: Share your seeds?
Hi, I just recently began sowing some trees from seeds. Sycamore, Horse Chestnut, Common Oak etc and I have to say I get a great buzz from seeing them grow.

Im waiting for the Holm Oak in September ...
  Topic: weed control under hedge
dermodyr

Replies: 2
Views: 7172

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:52 pm   Subject: weed control under hedge
During the summer I put a layer of grass cuttings under my hedge every 4-6 weeks at a depth of 2-3 inches. It works wonders on my 2 year old beech hedge and I rarely see any weeds.
  Topic: Why not a Horse Chestnut hedge?
dermodyr

Replies: 11
Views: 14967

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 5:39 pm   Subject: Why not a Horse Chestnut hedge?
I havent actually put in a Horse Chestnut hedge, just a couple of conkers (now 4 inch saplings) in a ditch. I was more wondering why not have a Horse Chestnut hedge.

It does lose its leaves during ...
  Topic: Why not a Horse Chestnut hedge?
dermodyr

Replies: 11
Views: 14967

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 7:45 am   Subject: Why not a Horse Chestnut hedge?
Ok so I had a really bad hedge growing down the side of my back garden. Well it wasnt really a hedge but a mount of clay with briars, dead elms and lots of ivy.
I cleared it all out and Im just thro ...
  Topic: Beech tree question
dermodyr

Replies: 16
Views: 33542

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 6:34 am   Subject: Beech tree question
You'll also notice that the dead brown leaves will begin to drop off late April. The real sign of your beech tree being alive is the brown buds waiting to leaf. These will turn white/light brown just ...
  Topic: Killing moss, weeds and feed lawn
dermodyr

Replies: 29
Views: 63762

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 3:46 pm   Subject: Killing moss, weeds and feed lawn
Thanks for the advice guys. I dont mind a bit of hard work and I understand that chemicals really should be used as a last resort.

Im fortunate that I have no streams or rivers close to my lawn + ...
  Topic: Mulching grass
dermodyr

Replies: 5
Views: 10151

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Wed May 04, 2011 3:40 pm   Subject: Re: Mulching grass
A quick question re lawn mulching, is it only a matter of changing my regular cutting blades to mulching blades on my mower? or is there more to it then that?

thanks in advance.

Mulching require ...
  Topic: Killing moss, weeds and feed lawn
dermodyr

Replies: 29
Views: 63762

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:01 am   Subject: Killing moss, weeds and feed lawn
Ok just got 5 litres of Damine, which contains 2 4 D. Will probably spray the whole lawn and then spot treat later in the summer. Fingers crossed that it will kill most of the offending weeds.

Mayb ...
  Topic: Killing moss, weeds and feed lawn
dermodyr

Replies: 29
Views: 63762

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:36 am   Subject: Killing moss, weeds and feed lawn
Thanks for the advice guys. Unfortunately I have hundreds if not thousands of weeds. I enjoy doing a bit of gardening but really I have to mind my back.

Regarding Hytrol, I was going to use "H ...
  Topic: Killing moss, weeds and feed lawn
dermodyr

Replies: 29
Views: 63762

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:03 pm   Subject: Killing moss, weeds and feed lawn
Hi,

My lawn has become infested with dandelions, daisies, thistles and moss. It is 2500m2

Im thinking of using Hytrol and then sulphate of iron. Leave that for around 2-4 weeks. Rake off dead mo ...
 
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