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  Topic: Advice on planting trees in garden
maigheomac

Replies: 21
Views: 27424

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:52 pm   Subject: Advice on planting trees in garden
Let me throw in my two cents.... How about including a good old holly ilex aquifolium? Always looks well. Nice glossy green leaves, evergreen, good screenage and if you're lucky some red berries.
It ...
  Topic: What if soil eroded?
maigheomac

Replies: 4
Views: 7590

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:43 pm   Subject: What if soil eroded?
Ahhhhh you can't beat a bit of good old sarcasm to enrich a discussion Wink
thanks Greengage
  Topic: Young beech hedge failing in this long spell of dry weather
maigheomac

Replies: 2
Views: 5824

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:40 pm   Subject: Young beech hedge failing in this long spell of dry weather
Hi, there are many factors, eg. soil type, wind exposure... but my thinking would be that the your problem might lie with the root system not being developed enough after transplantation

My thinkin ...
  Topic: What if soil eroded?
maigheomac

Replies: 4
Views: 7590

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:17 pm   Subject: What if soil eroded?
Thanks for this interesting article.
I saw a programme on BBC a while back which showed the damage some forms of cultivation can do. It showed a field being ploughed and a large flock of birds follow ...
  Topic: wild flowers
maigheomac

Replies: 1
Views: 5207

PostForum: Perennials, Ferns and Ornamental grasses   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:52 pm   Subject: wild flowers
Have you checked out http://www.wildflowers.ie/
They do native irish sourced wildflower seed...
I have just ordered some for the garden, will see how it goes
  Topic: Storing onions and shallots
maigheomac

Replies: 1
Views: 3618

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:48 pm   Subject: Storing onions and shallots
well, I would leave them in the ground until the stalks die down in late summer. Some people fold over the green stalks earlier on as this encourages closing of the centre of the bulb ...which can oft ...
  Topic: Garden to visit
maigheomac

Replies: 9
Views: 14358

PostForum: Garden visits   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:22 pm   Subject: Garden to visit
Thanks for this information, will definitely try to check it out the next time I am up in the hills
  Topic: What have I done?
maigheomac

Replies: 10
Views: 8879

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:29 am   Subject: What have I done?
Sounds like a great way to do it. I would say you will get a great crop with all the lawn mower fertilizer.
My soil is like tar when wet and concrete when dry so for the first time this year (and to ...
  Topic: EU proposes ban on seed swapping
maigheomac

Replies: 7
Views: 12019

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 12:23 pm   Subject: EU Proposes ban on seed swapping
Yes, heard about this through Irish Seed Savers..
It seems to me that it very much suits large seed companies/corporations (surprise, surprise!) as the regulations would only allow a narrow range of ...
  Topic: Native Broom & Buckthorns Sources
maigheomac

Replies: 6
Views: 9937

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:55 am   Subject: Native Broom & Buckthorns Sources
[quote]No you can't 'guarantee' that they are continental imports
[/quote]

Actually, yes I did ask them and to be semantially accurate as you seem to require, I can guarantee they are continental ...
  Topic: Native Broom & Buckthorns Sources
maigheomac

Replies: 6
Views: 9937

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:56 pm   Subject: Native Broom & Buckthorns Sources
Yes, they probably have that variety, but you can guarantee they wont be of native origin.... most likely imported from Belgium and Holland.

You can definitely get native Irish broom from CVNI in ...
  Topic: Where to buy large number of native trees in Ireland?
maigheomac

Replies: 19
Views: 78730

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:52 pm   Subject: Where to buy large number of native trees in Ireland?
Dinahdabble,
very sorry to hear about your fibromyalgia, that can't be easy.
Many thanks for the plants offer, though I don't think I could make the trip to collect them for the foreseeable future. ...
  Topic: Where to buy large number of native trees in Ireland?
maigheomac

Replies: 19
Views: 78730

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:34 pm   Subject: Where to buy large number of native trees in Ireland?
Thanks Jimmy
I'll keep an eye out for the Guelder/Spindle if I'm down that direction of the country. I definitely want a few shrubs in my garden at some stage.

Thanks Sive, for the Future Forests ...
  Topic: Where to buy large number of native trees in Ireland?
maigheomac

Replies: 19
Views: 78730

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:28 pm   Subject: Where to buy large number of native trees in Ireland?
Hi, this post is quite old but I thought I'd attempt to rejuvenate.

Can I quote a line from this post
:
'It reads like summer in these stormy days. Guelder rose, dog rose, wild cherry, bird cherr ...
  Topic: Is This a Laurel
maigheomac

Replies: 10
Views: 12493

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:10 pm   Subject: poplars and laurels
Personally, I think I would keep the Poplar and remove the laurel hedge Wink
Laurel is quite an invasive plant in itself, quite artificial/plastic looking, won't attract much birdlife/invertebrates an ...
 
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