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  Topic: seeds
newdawn47

Replies: 4
Views: 5111

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 7:29 pm   Subject: seeds
Thank you both for replying. I think I'll chance a few in Sept just to see how they grow.
  Topic: seeds
newdawn47

Replies: 4
Views: 5111

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:51 pm   Subject: seeds
I have saved Lupin and Aquilia seeds this summer from my plants. They are in open containers sitting on a shelf. Can I plant them now in a heated propagator, I wonder would they grow? I usually store ...
  Topic: Homemade greenhouse
newdawn47

Replies: 1
Views: 3756

PostForum: Irelands Garden tools / equipment. (mowers, glasshouses & polytunnels etc).   Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:11 pm   Subject: Homemade greenhouse
Hello,
I have been reading the post by Spider with interest. We cant afford a greenhouse so we intend to build one, by putting down a base of concrete and building maybe four blocks high. We have loa ...
  Topic: Help with water fountain please
newdawn47

Replies: 10
Views: 11981

PostForum: Water features in Ireland, including all aspects of water gardening.   Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:30 pm   Subject: Help with water fountain please
Hi everyone,
I have a large semiwhite fountain. A lady holding a jug sitting on a large shell which sits on a pedestal. I'm moving it to a better part of the garden, making a focal point hopefully, m ...
  Topic: Busy lizzies/petunias
newdawn47

Replies: 4
Views: 7247

PostForum: Container gardening in Ireland, including Annual Bedding Plants   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:03 pm   Subject: Re: Busy lizzies/petunias
Hi

How hard is it to grow busy lizzies/petunias from seed? I have a cold greenhouse but am not experienced at this sort of thing.

Thanks for your help.

You could purchase a heated propagator ...
  Topic: Fir trees smothered by briars
newdawn47

Replies: 2
Views: 4171

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 7:56 pm   Subject: Fir trees smothered by briars
Hello,
We have a line of fir trees, they are at least 24yrs planted. They are planted near a ditch and are totally covered in briar's. At the moment we are cleaning away all the briar's. My query is ...
  Topic: evergreen frost proof hedging ?
newdawn47

Replies: 25
Views: 46735

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:34 pm   Subject: evergreen frost proof hedging ?
Thanks outdoors for replying and for all the info.
  Topic: evergreen frost proof hedging ?
newdawn47

Replies: 25
Views: 46735

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:25 pm   Subject: evergreen frost proof hedging ?
I am not a fan of Leylandi, but they do have their uses. We are on a very high open site and needed to seperate two gardens. We needed shelter for the vegetable garden and the chicken coop is the othe ...
  Topic: evergreen frost proof hedging ?
newdawn47

Replies: 25
Views: 46735

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:15 pm   Subject: evergreen frost proof hedging ?
That's a very long stretch for a formal hedge....would you consider a mixed native hedge ? Are you living in a rural area ? It may look more natural, and you have the satisfaction of supporting wildli ...
  Topic: evergreen frost proof hedging ?
newdawn47

Replies: 25
Views: 46735

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:39 am   Subject: evergreen frost proof hedging ?
Leylandi are fast growing, frost and wind resistant but I would NOT recommend them.

They just keep growing and growing and growing and growing. They're trees not shrubs and it's a shrub that makes ...
  Topic: evergreen frost proof hedging ?
newdawn47

Replies: 25
Views: 46735

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:59 pm   Subject: evergreen frost proof hedging ?
I've come here looking for sympathy as only other gardeners will understand my grief at loosing my beautiful garden to frost. I feel so very sad right now. I know its only a garden(as I've been told) ...
  Topic: Cordylines
newdawn47

Replies: 2
Views: 3231

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:38 pm   Subject: Cordylines
Cordylines have taken a hammering with two consecutive harsh winters.

You can remove dead leaves, and dead growing tips, but I would wait to see where new growth appears.

If the stem has had die ...
  Topic: Hello
newdawn47

Replies: 5
Views: 4314

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:30 pm   Subject: Hello
Good news newdawn47.
I would have sorted you out if you had emailed me, but no need now, so enjoy.

Thank you James and I'm delighted with the web page for gardening shopping. Very Happy
  Topic: Hello
newdawn47

Replies: 5
Views: 4314

PostForum: Introduce yourself to the rest of the Irish gardeners   Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:16 pm   Subject: Hello
And welcome back too ! Everyone is waking from the annual hibernation and it's great to see the site so lively again.
Happy St Brigid's Day everyone....First Day of Spring.

Thank you sive and happ ...
  Topic: Cordylines
newdawn47

Replies: 2
Views: 3231

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:54 pm   Subject: Cordylines
Hi,
MY cordylines are badly affected after the frost, when is it OK to cut them back and how far back will I go.
 
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