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  Topic: First and second earlies - Potatoes
jimiseven

Replies: 19
Views: 21631

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:00 pm   Subject: First and second earlies - Potatoes
Well another week went by. Seventy days and could resist no longer. Emptied out first bag of Home Guard. Around 20 spuds of which 15 were a good size. Steamed em up with salt, melted butter and they w ...
  Topic: First and second earlies - Potatoes
jimiseven

Replies: 19
Views: 21631

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 10:14 am   Subject: First and second earlies - Potatoes
Apologies Lois. I meant to say Blowin 're Desiree.
  Topic: First and second earlies - Potatoes
jimiseven

Replies: 19
Views: 21631

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 8:16 pm   Subject: First and second earlies - Potatoes
Quick update - it is actually the Desiree main crop that are flowering, whilst Gemson and Home Guard are not.

Interested to see that Lius mentioned he was harvesting Desiree already. Have left Home ...
  Topic: First and second earlies - Potatoes
jimiseven

Replies: 19
Views: 21631

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:15 pm   Subject: First and second earlies - Potatoes
Hello All

Have had a go at potatoes this year, in bags. Have tried to be dutiful, particularly slug patrol! Just hope there are none underground laughing

I have 6 bags, two of each variety below ...
  Topic: Yellowing lawn - frost?
jimiseven

Replies: 8
Views: 10952

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 8:57 pm   Subject: Yellowing lawn - frost?
Well spring growth is in, but the portion of grass has not really taken off, looks damaged, not sure of I should give a chance or just dig up and re seed. Enclose pic, you can see the part that has do ...
  Topic: Yellowing lawn - frost?
jimiseven

Replies: 8
Views: 10952

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:05 pm   Subject: Yellowing lawn - frost?
Thanks Greengage

I would say that about half the blade is yellow at this point. There is no drooping at this stage so am hopeful. As you said, gras is fairly resilient, so am keeping my fingers cro ...
  Topic: Yellowing lawn - frost?
jimiseven

Replies: 8
Views: 10952

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:02 pm   Subject: Yellowing lawn - frost?
Hello

I laid seed late Sept/early oct and was lucky enough that we had a mild few weeks and the lawn greww well enough.

Of course in December we had a few frosty nights, some hard frosts. Shortl ...
  Topic: First cut - winter?
jimiseven

Replies: 2
Views: 4901

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:18 am   Subject: First cut - winter?
Hello All

Have laid grass seed about three weeks ago now and seedlings appearing and doing well so far. Expect over time, they will comtinue to grow, albeit a bit slower than warmer time of year.
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  Topic: Bad dog
jimiseven

Replies: 7
Views: 11088

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:58 pm   Subject: Bad dog
Hello All

I know that having a dog brings alot of joy but also a lot of moments where they would be best served with alternative owners (we love our dog), but having laid a new lawn which is curren ...
  Topic: New lawn and frost
jimiseven

Replies: 3
Views: 5904

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:03 pm   Subject: New lawn and frost
Thanks tippben and forest flame
  Topic: New lawn and frost
jimiseven

Replies: 3
Views: 5904

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:55 am   Subject: New lawn and frost
Hello All

New lawn, laid grass seed about 2 1/2 weeks ago and has started to germinate - can see plenty of green shoots appearing. The recent mild weather has helped.

Some heavy frost is due in ...
  Topic: lawn seed
jimiseven

Replies: 1
Views: 4269

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:00 pm   Subject: lawn seed
Planning to lay new lawn from seed. not interested in roll out turf btw
Will look to use grade 3 for tough wearing. Does anyone recommend best brand seed. I saw some 'green lawn' seed shade resistant ...
  Topic: Garden path
jimiseven

Replies: 16
Views: 31860

PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:53 pm   Subject: Garden path
Has anyone experience of core stabilising sheets (for use with gravel)?

J
  Topic: Garden path
jimiseven

Replies: 16
Views: 31860

PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 1:11 pm   Subject: Garden path
Thanks kindredspirit

Looks great, but too expensive.

Thanks Ponddigger also for your pictures.
J
  Topic: Garden path
jimiseven

Replies: 16
Views: 31860

PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:02 am   Subject: Garden path
I was contemplating that Greengage. Have already put down 10sqm patio at back of garden, so was trying to covinnce myself that there might be an alternative.

My better half has already suggested sl ...
 
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