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  Topic: What are these Trees
mountainy man

Replies: 10
Views: 10949

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:37 pm   Subject: What are these Trees
YEAH! whats the prize? lol

( it could have been one of many many prunuses.)
  Topic: What are these Trees
mountainy man

Replies: 10
Views: 10949

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 8:04 pm   Subject: What are these Trees
Ok, well am pretty sure its a prunus something, so I'll go for Prunus Avium.
  Topic: What are these Trees
mountainy man

Replies: 10
Views: 10949

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:43 am   Subject: What are these Trees
1. Mature oak
2.Prunus Serulla
3.Snake bark Maple (Pere David's Maple)
4. Mature Silver Birch
5. Ash
6.Plum?
  Topic: Help with Hostas
mountainy man

Replies: 5
Views: 6340

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:52 pm   Subject: Help with Hostas
If any of you are especially fond of hostas I can recomend this forum which I joined recently, its members are from US and Canada mainly but there are a few of us Europeans, it seems to be the font of ...
  Topic: ibc tanks
mountainy man

Replies: 79
Views: 75870

PostForum: Irelands Garden tools / equipment. (mowers, glasshouses & polytunnels etc).   Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:02 pm   Subject: ibc tanks
All I am using so far is a filter jug! I hope to install something much better eventually, none of the houses around here have any filtration systems, hardy folk here!
  Topic: ibc tanks
mountainy man

Replies: 79
Views: 75870

PostForum: Irelands Garden tools / equipment. (mowers, glasshouses & polytunnels etc).   Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:28 am   Subject: ibc tanks
I have one that I have been drinking from for six years now, I'm still alive.....I think!
I have three others for garden use plus four blue barrels and three water buts and other associated containe ...
  Topic: Buddleja x weyeriana 'Sungold'
mountainy man

Replies: 9
Views: 12970

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:12 am   Subject: Buddleja x weyeriana 'Sungold'
I had a quick google and can't find it for sale any where online.

If you know anyone who has one local to you ask if you can have a cutting all buddleja grow easily from cuttings, I have one taken ...
  Topic: Growing Chestnut tree from seed,
mountainy man

Replies: 11
Views: 14417

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:01 am   Subject: Growing Chestnut tree from seed,
Do you mean Horse chestnut or sweet or Spanish chestnut?

either way both are easy to grow, fill a pot three quarters full put your seed in and just cover them with some more soil or compost, put th ...
  Topic: Flowers for Pillars - Advice Needed
mountainy man

Replies: 5
Views: 6239

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:47 am   Subject: Flowers for Pillars - Advice Needed
I would suggest Aubretia which has purple flowers late spring/summer or snow in summer white flowers most of the summer. Even sempervivium would be great there and no maintenance or creeping rosemary, ...
  Topic: Whats the Name of this Shrub Please
mountainy man

Replies: 2
Views: 2929

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:12 pm   Subject: Whats the Name of this Shrub Please
rhus typhina 'laciniata' it is invasive as it suckers badly, has goog autumn colour.

don't know the other one sorry.
  Topic: Can anyone name these plants?
mountainy man

Replies: 3
Views: 3097

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:17 pm   Subject: Can anyone name these plants?
Top one is Phygelius, would guess philadelphus as bottom one too.
  Topic: Our Garden Centres are Struggling
mountainy man

Replies: 57
Views: 55951

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:06 pm   Subject: Our Garden Centres are Struggling
Just back home from my weekly visit to my Plant man George in Ballyshannon... Purchased 8 assorted Perennial Plants all well established for 20....OK it was Bucketing rain and the crowds were not exa ...
  Topic: starting an orchard
mountainy man

Replies: 9
Views: 10211

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:52 am   Subject: starting an orchard
I would get in touch with Seed savers in co clare , they have Irish apple varieties from all over the country and mabey native to your county, they have a fantastic orchard down there .

I have bou ...
  Topic: Which deciduous trees will grow well in peat?
mountainy man

Replies: 2
Views: 4946

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:38 pm   Subject: Which deciduous trees will grow well in peat?
Is this for recreational use or for future firewood?

I would add Downy Birch it does better in Peat than silver birch, Oak , Red Oak, and even Sweet cheshnut I find does really well also Beech.

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  Topic: SO MIXED UP WHAT HEDGE TO PLANT NEAR CEMENT
mountainy man

Replies: 11
Views: 12345

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:34 am   Subject: SO MIXED UP WHAT HEDGE TO PLANT NEAR CEMENT
How about Berberis darwinii, evergreen, orange flowers in late spring, followed by berries that the birds love. reasonably fast grownig but not mad, little prickly though but good to keep the neighbou ...
 
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