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  Topic: Marmite Mushrooms
dinahdabble

Replies: 0
Views: 3031

PostForum: Recipe drop   Posted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:25 pm   Subject: Marmite Mushrooms
For hedonists who love mushrooms and fungi, simple fried mushrooms on toast etc. can be made even more warming if you add a large teaspoonfull of marmite to the butter/olive oil 3-4 munites befor the ...
  Topic: Where to buy large number of native trees in Ireland?
dinahdabble

Replies: 19
Views: 69103

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:03 am   Subject: Where to buy large number of native trees in Ireland?
Oh, somebody please ask for my elder, alder, crab apple and black-thorn seedlings and yearlings, please! I've gone and developed fibromyalgia and can't get out in the wind long enough to plant them. : ...
  Topic: White powder in lettuce roots
dinahdabble

Replies: 6
Views: 8386

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:28 am   Subject: White powder in lettuce roots
It is a sort of greasy, white powder that floats on water and collects on top of the soil. It appears to come from arround the roots of letuces that have gone to seed. It's nothing I've put in the soi ...
  Topic: New Zealand Flatworm??
dinahdabble

Replies: 23
Views: 48883

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:54 pm   Subject: New Zealand Flatworm??
I have the horrible things in my garden [i]and[/i] I have a noticable shortage of earth worms.
I was hoping against hope that they might, at least, eat the leatherjackets since they are such bad new ...
  Topic: Planning for next year!
dinahdabble

Replies: 12
Views: 7367

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:09 am   Subject: Planning for next year!
I use a Star-Trek word for vegetable crop rotation. It isn't very scientific, naturally, but it helps my poor memory to keep this code ready:
BORG - OK it is sad but it works for me Wink

Bea ...
  Topic: Make blackberry jelly
dinahdabble

Replies: 5
Views: 8086

PostForum: Recipe drop   Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 10:02 pm   Subject: Make blackberry jelly
I made some blackberry and ginger jam last night. I find ginger goes very well with the rich, blackberry taste - very warming in winter.
  Topic: growing near a septic tank
dinahdabble

Replies: 3
Views: 5336

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:54 pm   Subject: growing near a septic tank
I had friends who had a chemical toilet (elsan-blue was the additive in those days) and emptied it into a trench. They grew Rhubbarb right next to it. The Rhubbarb was delighted, noboddy ever suffered ...
  Topic: Vannilla grass seed - help?
dinahdabble

Replies: 3
Views: 4112

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:41 am   Subject: Vannilla grass seed - help?
There are now 26 of these growing from the 50 I planted (in case anyone is thinking to try growing them but worried about low germination). They have been very well behaved so far. One problem - cats ...
  Topic: Vannilla grass seed - help?
dinahdabble

Replies: 3
Views: 4112

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:41 pm   Subject: Vannilla grass seed - help?
I have 16 plants germinated :D :D :D :o They range from half an inch tall to one and a half inches with several leaves. I am jumping about with delight because I wasn't expecting anything like as ...
  Topic: Starlings covering the front of the house in poo
dinahdabble

Replies: 4
Views: 10808

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:36 pm   Subject: Starlings covering the front of the house in poo
If you think that a shelf is a crackpot idea you are going to love this one. I learnt this way of sending starlings off about 20 years ago. It can have extraordinary and visually spectacular results a ...
  Topic: Vannilla grass seed - help?
dinahdabble

Replies: 3
Views: 4112

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:51 am   Subject: Vannilla grass seed - help?
I got some vanilla grass (holy, sweet or buffalo grass) seeds from Australia, and after some agonising over when to plant them have decided that, since they already just had winter over there, I'd be ...
  Topic: Native Irish Elder / Elderberry... Sambucus nigra .. An Trom
dinahdabble

Replies: 8
Views: 53598

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:24 pm   Subject: Native Irish Elder / Elderberry... Sambucus nigra .. An Trom
I have quite a few baby Elder trees up for grabs if anyone in the locality would like them. I am not as fit as I would like to be at the moment, and havn't got the go in me to put them all in myself. ...
  Topic: CD uses in the garden and beyond
dinahdabble

Replies: 5
Views: 8783

PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 1:57 pm   Subject: CD uses in the garden and beyond
Some good observations there! Any thoughts on uses for old pod-casts? I am sick of having them littering up the lawn!
  Topic: Growing through the cracks in my fence, help ID please!
dinahdabble

Replies: 6
Views: 5788

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:24 pm   Subject: Growing through the cracks in my fence, help ID please!
Do the leaves smell if you rub them and does it have any sort of flower?
  Topic: Cuttings from Hydrangea
dinahdabble

Replies: 9
Views: 13700

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:35 pm   Subject: Cuttings from Hydrangea
Fushia cuttings are very easy. Just snip off a few green shoots, each with about 4 leaves on but no flowers. Cut just below the bottom two leaves (one or two mm's) nip off the bottom two leaves and pl ...
 
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