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  Topic: damage on so many plants - is it a pest problem/weather?
eggplant1

Replies: 1
Views: 3233

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:52 pm   Subject: damage on so many plants - is it a pest problem/weather?
Hi again. I'm having a terrible season. I dont have much time in my garden - pretty much Sunday only - and every week I notice that more and more plants are showing similar disease. It resembles aph ...
  Topic: Oh so very wierd weed? Any ideas
eggplant1

Replies: 2
Views: 4348

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:44 pm   Subject: Oh so very wierd weed? Any ideas
Hi everyone. This monstrosity erupted a few weeks ago and seems intent on turning into a tree in record time. I'm posting this here because I cant seem to find the "Plant ID" forum? I consid ...
  Topic: Can anyone identify this ground cover please
eggplant1

Replies: 3
Views: 3307

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 12:18 pm   Subject: Can anyone identify this ground cover please
Thanks folks, I found some plugs on ebay so I'm looking forward to expanding my supply.
  Topic: Need advice on construction of very large pond
eggplant1

Replies: 30
Views: 86848

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Mon May 23, 2011 9:27 am   Subject: Need advice on construction of very large pond
Oh that is perfect!! I just love the rocks and the waterfall. Well I have a whole year to get ideas and now I am wondering where I get some humungous rocks from? Thanks for the photos. That was ve ...
  Topic: Any one know what this little &*$£"%^ is & how
eggplant1

Replies: 3
Views: 4643

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Sun May 22, 2011 12:36 pm   Subject: Any one know what this little &*$£"%^ is & how
Thanks James. love the idea of the potato trap. BTW does the wireworm have any natural predator in the soil?
  Topic: Adding soil to your Raised Bed
eggplant1

Replies: 1
Views: 3580

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Sun May 22, 2011 12:31 pm   Subject: Adding soil to your Raised Bed
That is an extremely sweet assistant gardener.
  Topic: Can anyone identify this ground cover please
eggplant1

Replies: 3
Views: 3307

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 8:53 pm   Subject: Can anyone identify this ground cover please
Hi there

please could you identify this for me. It was a gift and I'd love to get soe more as it seems very reliable - flowering for 4th year - and lives happily on a diet of shameful neglect and i ...
  Topic: Berries and ericaceous compost
eggplant1

Replies: 1
Views: 1920

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 8:43 pm   Subject: Berries and ericaceous compost
Hi everyone. I was given a load of this stuff and I remembered from somewhere that blueberries enjoy acid soil which is what I understand ericaceous soil to be - please correct me if I am wrong.

So ...
  Topic: Any one know what this little &*$£"%^ is & how
eggplant1

Replies: 3
Views: 4643

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 8:38 pm   Subject: Any one know what this little &*$£"%^ is & how
I know its very common - sadly - but I have never learned what it is and what it evolves into? I'd also love recommendations on how to treat the soil to get rid of the pesky little..........

thank ...
  Topic: Need advice on construction of very large pond
eggplant1

Replies: 30
Views: 86848

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 8:21 pm   Subject: Need advice on construction of very large pond
Hi folks. Thank you all so much for your posts, advice and enthusiasm. WIth more regret than I can tell you, I have to put this whole project on hold for a year because of finances. I look forward ...
  Topic: burning diseased plant matter in Ireland
eggplant1

Replies: 23
Views: 62671

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 1:04 pm   Subject: burning diseased plant matter in Ireland
I agree one hundred percent. I have lived here for 11 years and only have a problem with my one neighbour "who is known to the Garda" but also keeps to himself for the most part, but I supp ...
  Topic: burning diseased plant matter in Ireland
eggplant1

Replies: 23
Views: 62671

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 10:15 am   Subject: burning diseased plant matter in Ireland
I'm seriously jealous. The relationship I have with our farmer next door the only way he'd dig a deep hole would be to hide the evidence of my demise at his hands.

Love the old stories about the ...
  Topic: burning diseased plant matter in Ireland
eggplant1

Replies: 23
Views: 62671

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 9:26 am   Subject: burning diseased plant matter in Ireland
I'm delighted to here that at least one Irish county is recycling and selling compost. Sadly Kerry is not a leader or even a follower when it comes to compost.

I think it will not be a bonfire but ...
  Topic: Swallows Resting for the Night
eggplant1

Replies: 4
Views: 6078

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 7:46 pm   Subject: Swallows Resting for the Night
thanks for posting these photos. theyre lovely
  Topic: burning diseased plant matter in Ireland
eggplant1

Replies: 23
Views: 62671

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 10:38 am   Subject: burning diseased plant matter in Ireland
Oh absolutely and I have no problem with that at all. Trouble is that the dump charges now are not helping the problem but are making things worse. I fill several black bags a week with the stuff th ...
 
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