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  Topic: prepare a bed for clay compacted soil
needtoknowhow

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 7:35 pm   Subject: prepare a bed for clay compacted soil
Thanks Sharon - will do. Might have a look at that sweetpea.....is there any end to this rain, bed is sopping with all this rain - its doing a good impression of a bath!!! There is definately no eas ...
  Topic: Grass sods suitable to use as top soil for a raised border?
needtoknowhow

Replies: 21
Views: 29953

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:00 pm   Subject: Grass sods suitable to use as top soil for a raised border?
very impressed with your reply to my other post walltoall, you're a star. Is there supposed to be a hyperlink in your post, not linking me anywhere but my computer is acting the maggot recently!! wi ...
  Topic: prepare a bed for clay compacted soil
needtoknowhow

Replies: 9
Views: 16653

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:54 pm   Subject: prepare a bed for clay compacted soil
thanks folks - especially walltoall, really great advice there - checked the plot and its soaking after the rain so think more prep is a must - topsoil coming in tonne bags so can store it till ready. ...
  Topic: prepare a bed for clay compacted soil
needtoknowhow

Replies: 9
Views: 16653

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:28 pm   Subject: prepare a bed for clay compacted soil
In the good weather we had for the early part of the week we started digging out a shrub bed - its about 250 sq ft. We are in an estate and ground is fairly compacted and clay. we decided to do it b ...
  Topic: Grass sods suitable to use as top soil for a raised border?
needtoknowhow

Replies: 21
Views: 29953

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:07 pm   Subject: Grass sods suitable to use as top soil for a raised border?
To jump on the bandwagon - we've just dug a fairly substantial bed and have our sods piled in a corner as suggested, mostly upside down but not all. Theres plenty of stone through it - careless devel ...
  Topic: Photinia x fraseri "Red Robin" and "Camilvy"
needtoknowhow

Replies: 4
Views: 43846

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2008 12:10 pm   Subject: Photinia x fraseri "Red Robin" and "Camilvy"
Thanks you so much for the fantastic response! I had read a couple of those articles on soil prep etc but missed the one on sun/partial shade etc - I had been thinking that part shade meant that whil ...
  Topic: Photinia x fraseri "Red Robin" and "Camilvy"
needtoknowhow

Replies: 4
Views: 43846

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:42 pm   Subject: Photinia x fraseri "Red Robin" and "Camilvy"
Planning on planting a hedge of red robin in front of the back ugly grey concrete wall of my garden. the wall is about 70ft long and stands at 6ft high so don't want to go over that height.

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  Topic: Irish native Hazel ... Corylus avellana .. An Coll
needtoknowhow

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:35 pm   Subject: Irish native Hazel ... Corylus avellana .. An Coll
nice one, thanks for that GPI.
  Topic: Irish native Hazel ... Corylus avellana .. An Coll
needtoknowhow

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:11 pm   Subject: Irish native Hazel ... Corylus avellana .. An Coll
At the ploughing championships last year i got a little sapling from Coillte which i left in the garage till i was ready to plant it and then forgot it and it looked half dead until my partner planted ...
  Topic: Designing My Garden (making of)
needtoknowhow

Replies: 14
Views: 24956

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:37 pm   Subject: Designing My Garden (making of)
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just changed yours slightly - the round planters could be those half barrel jobs you get in garden centers - sorry kin ...
  Topic: Designing My Garden (making of)
needtoknowhow

Replies: 14
Views: 24956

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:58 pm   Subject: Designing My Garden (making of)
does the herb and fragrant flower beds have to be raised at all, or even surrounded by log roll? i'm taking it the other beds - bamboo and fruit and flower - will be raised and to me this will make s ...
  Topic: Designing My Garden (making of)
needtoknowhow

Replies: 14
Views: 24956

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:27 pm   Subject: Designing My Garden (making of)
by no means a seasoned gardener and more of a curvy person too so the straight lines wouldn't be to my taste. i did read elsewhere (maybe on this site) that straight lines can be a pain to mark out b ...
  Topic: curved raised beds using round posts
needtoknowhow

Replies: 5
Views: 11897

PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:28 am   Subject: curved raised beds using round posts
thanks GPI, good advice there! having trouble tracking these fellas down - just want flat top and bottom but only finding places who do them in long staked lengths and they're more agri use hence not ...
  Topic: curved raised beds using round posts
needtoknowhow

Replies: 5
Views: 11897

PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:00 pm   Subject: curved raised beds using round posts
Thanks for the reassurance guys, yeah I'm really excited about the idea! Good thinking on the clean strip - was thinking of maybe a moving strip bout 6inches - foot from the wood and decorative stone ...
  Topic: curved raised beds using round posts
needtoknowhow

Replies: 5
Views: 11897

PostForum: Hard landscaping in Ireland, Garden Features (Paths, Patios, Paving, Decking, Walls etc)   Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:04 pm   Subject: curved raised beds using round posts
I know - I'm all about the questions!

want to make a curved raised bed and it'll be 55ft in total which allows for curves (35ft straight line). bed will be 10 ft deep in places so is fairly subs ...
 
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