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  Topic: What is the name of this flower ?
hogue

Replies: 4
Views: 5884

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:58 am   Subject: Thanks James and Ado2
Thanks for the quick reply - I will be more diligent about noting names when taking photos in future.
  Topic: What is the name of this flower ?
hogue

Replies: 4
Views: 5884

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:43 pm   Subject: What is the name of this flower ?
I saw this lovely plant in the walled Garden at Duckett's Grove (Carlow) recently but I neglected to note its name. Can anybody tell me what it is ? Thanks
  Topic: What is the name of this very exotic-looking plant ?
hogue

Replies: 15
Views: 18944

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:01 pm   Subject: What is the name of this very exotic-looking plant ?
How about daisies on "grass" ?
  Topic: What is the name of this very exotic-looking plant ?
hogue

Replies: 15
Views: 18944

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:50 pm   Subject: Thanks
Thanks Kindred spirit for the rapid response. I would never have thought of it being a bromeliad - you have saved me a lot of searching
  Topic: What is the name of this very exotic-looking plant ?
hogue

Replies: 15
Views: 18944

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:39 pm   Subject: What is the name of this very exotic-looking plant ?
Hi all,
Can anyone out there tell me what this plant is ?

I see it day-by-day and am fascinated by it.

At first I thought it was some kind of graminaceous plant on which paint had been spil ...
  Topic: Controlling weeds
hogue

Replies: 15
Views: 26794

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:02 pm   Subject: Controlling weeds
The pictures look like Thale Cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) to me
  Topic: What insect produces this web on trees ?
hogue

Replies: 15
Views: 28163

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:06 pm   Subject: What insect produces this web on trees ?
Thanks folks,
I appreciate your help and the suggestions.

I am relieved that Processionary Moth has been taken off the list of "possibles" but I am troubled by the fact that I have not ...
  Topic: What insect produces this web on trees ?
hogue

Replies: 15
Views: 28163

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:43 pm   Subject: What insect produces this web on trees ?
Thanks folks,
I will be interested to hear more about processionary caterpillars in Leinster - having being alerted to them I have been discovering that they are, indeed, nasty beasties
  Topic: what is this in my lawn
hogue

Replies: 5
Views: 8713

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:36 pm   Subject: what is this in my lawn
I would hesitate to advise you to get rid of it.

First of all it would be difficult to eradicate it - the most direct way would be to dig up or kill off the existing lawn and then reseed with the s ...
  Topic: what is this in my lawn
hogue

Replies: 5
Views: 8713

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:15 am   Subject: what is this in my lawn
Hi faolteam,
The flowering heads in the grass look like those of Annual Meadowgrass. This is a species that can flower when the plants are quite short and even when they are being mowed frequently. ...
  Topic: What insect produces this web on trees ?
hogue

Replies: 15
Views: 28163

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Thu May 31, 2012 8:32 pm   Subject: What insect produces this web on trees ?
I went back to look at the webs this afternoon - it had been raining for several hours at the time. Most of the webs that saw last week have now more or less disappeared although remnants can be seen ...
  Topic: What insect produces this web on trees ?
hogue

Replies: 15
Views: 28163

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 9:25 pm   Subject: What insect produces this web on trees ?
Thanks Greengage,
I will follow those leads and i may come back to you for further info. It was in Kildare that I saw the "webbed" pines.
Thanks again.
  Topic: What is this small mat-forming perennial ?
hogue

Replies: 4
Views: 5751

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 5:46 pm   Subject: Thanks
Kindredspirit
Thanks for such a quick reply. My curiosity is satisfied
  Topic: What insect produces this web on trees ?
hogue

Replies: 15
Views: 28163

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 5:04 pm   Subject: What insect produces this web on trees ?
Over the past week or so I have been seeing parts of young trees enclosed by a dense web - like a spider's web - see the attached photo. It reminded me of a trip to Vermont and New Hampshire last ye ...
  Topic: What is this small mat-forming perennial ?
hogue

Replies: 4
Views: 5751

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 4:17 pm   Subject: What is this small mat-forming perennial ?
I have come across this plant over the past couple of years. It persists as a mat of small (0.5cm), more-or-less circular "leaves" and at this time of year it puts up masses of small, star- ...
 
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