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  Topic: Hedging plants in Ireland (size, spacing, flowers and fruit)
ormondsview

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PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:44 am   Subject: barbary hedge
I've just bought bare root barbary for a long hedge to combat growth of saplings trees and berry bushes. It has to be dense enough to stave off the untidy look of a natural but messy look. Question is ...
  Topic: Is planting a laurel hedge bad for Irish Environment
ormondsview

Replies: 12
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PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:15 am   Subject: Is planting a laurel hedge bad for Irish Environment
How to get rid of Laurel?
It is too easy to grow from cuttings.I put some in as a shelter and in the wrong spot in a small bed. If you try to saw it down it'll survive no matter what. So how to kill ...
  Topic: What are you planting now?
ormondsview

Replies: 1
Views: 1173

PostForum: The Events Diary, environment and ecology / home and garden.   Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:33 am   Subject: What are you planting now?
On a shopping spree for updoing my garden:
camelias 3 different colors
magnolias 2 - trying these for a second time as deer have made off with all other attempts. These plants root well from cutting ...
  Topic: Crocosomia
ormondsview

Replies: 1
Views: 3516

PostForum: Bulbs in Irelands Gardens   Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:36 am   Subject: Crocosomia
Has anyone got a foolproof means of winning the battle of field Crocosomia versus the deer problem? Or are they going to be a magnet for the perpetual deer feast.
Possibilities: should I put some c ...
  Topic: Redesigned back garden. Would like your suggestions.
ormondsview

Replies: 346
Views: 398806

PostForum: Garden planning, prep and landscape design in Ireland   Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:28 am   Subject: Redesigned back garden. Would like your suggestions.
I'm doing the upward slope that climbs 20 feet within 60 feet length. Whatever I dig out goes into the beds and the rocks are making the path up the centre. It's a laborious, time consuming process as ...
  Topic: My garden challenge
ormondsview

Replies: 32
Views: 28429

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:26 am   Subject: My garden challenge
My challenge is to save the agapanthus from the deer. They nibble them all as the new shoots come up. Any ideas?
  Topic: cuttings and speed to show rooting growth
ormondsview

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:54 am   Subject: cuttings and speed to show rooting growth
My fastest cuttings are from vines like honeysuckle that are hard stemmed at this time of year. Put some sugar into the water and leave in warm sunny window. Cut at an angle and change water or top up ...
  Topic: Cheap seed tricks
ormondsview

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:43 am   Subject: Cheap seed tricks
I see that the beans are coming in to grocery sections and would like to grow my own in the garden. Package seeds are too expensive for only a few seeds. Has anyone tried drying their own seeds like f ...
  Topic: Propagating alpine plants
ormondsview

Replies: 8
Views: 18738

PostForum: Alpines and rockery perennial plants ... Your rockery in Ireland.   Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:13 am   Subject: clearing the rockery
Sedum is great to put into an old rockery wall which I have in the back. It can just be plugged in can grow on a vertical. Foilage is interesting in itself but the flowers no big attraction so am putt ...
  Topic: EU proposes ban on seed swapping
ormondsview

Replies: 7
Views: 10071

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:56 am   Subject: EU proposes ban on seed swapping
The top 10 global seed gmo hybridizers are listed here http://www.gmwatch.org/gm-firms/10558-the-worlds-top-ten-seed-companies-who-owns-nature just so you know where to direct your anger. Just when th ...
  Topic: Wrong time of year to plant a Bamboo hedge?
ormondsview

Replies: 8
Views: 15342

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:01 am   Subject: Wrong time of year to plant a Bamboo hedge?
Bamboo as hedging has several disappointing qualities. Certainly you don't want to annoy your neighbor with its invasive roots and thuggishness. It's a job for life trying to control it and your taste ...
  Topic: heather
ormondsview

Replies: 3
Views: 4116

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:31 am   Subject: heather
Lidl had low price on fall heathers at 1.79. I have lost so many of these but will put plant into a bucket until all the peat falls off it and the roots become visible. Whenever I take old dead things ...
  Topic: false widow spider
ormondsview

Replies: 6
Views: 9100

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:05 am   Subject: fall spiders
Thanks for the full report on this spider and clearing its name of being dangerous. I'm not the only one with poor pics. BBC had two entirely different looking things. Insects are a sign of life in th ...
  Topic: planting bulbs
ormondsview

Replies: 2
Views: 4951

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:10 pm   Subject: planting bulbs
Not much selection in local stores for bulbs except for usual tulips and daffodils. The pink variety of fairy lilies have me jealous that the many $ spent for summer flowering bulbs only got me 2 pin ...
  Topic: ...What did you do Today...
ormondsview

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PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 12:00 pm   Subject: volunteer and learn
A suggestion about building polytunnel is to maybe offer skills on site to someone willing to offer space and get the best out of two good things to do. Alternatively at this time of year are several ...
 
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