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  Topic: Ash fight back
phelim_d

Replies: 3
Views: 4255

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:08 pm   Subject: Ash fight back
This is good news- an ash tree in the UK found to be resistant!

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/apr/22/betty-the-ash-tree-offers-hope-against-deadly-dieback-disease-resistance
  Topic: Tree advice
phelim_d

Replies: 38
Views: 29918

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:32 pm   Subject: Tree advice
I think we are going off topic here.
If someone wants to know if something is native vs non native, ask for certified provinence.
  Topic: Tree advice
phelim_d

Replies: 38
Views: 29918

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:18 pm   Subject: Tree advice
Hi there
just a quick reply- not sure if this was mentioned above.
On my site (not as nice as yours!) I chose native trees that attracted wildlife.
Look up the preference of native vs non native. B ...
  Topic: Planting bare rooted trees
phelim_d

Replies: 3
Views: 4881

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:53 pm   Subject: Planting bare rooted trees
I cannot beat Tippben's comments but...
Last January I was planting common birch by the hundreds and about 3 weeks later found a bunch I forgot to plant lying bare rooted on the ground.
They were ex ...
  Topic: Bird Id Please
phelim_d

Replies: 10
Views: 9499

PostForum: Irish garden birds, bird watching, hens, ducks, geese etc.   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:46 am   Subject: Bird Id Please
By chance, are you growing something new in the garden to attract these?

Since I planted alder trees a few years back and it has brought a lot of new spcies I'd never seen before...
  Topic: Unknown plant.
phelim_d

Replies: 2
Views: 2816

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:05 pm   Subject: Unknown plant.
Hi Tippben
how did you fare with the cleavers from this post?
did you root them out or are they back with a vengence this year?
I just got my first batch this august and not a pretty sight. They' ...
  Topic: Weed killer
phelim_d

Replies: 5
Views: 4534

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:11 am   Subject: Weed killer
I hope you have enough area that pulling weed by handis not practical!
  Topic: Beautiful Red Squirrel in my garden
phelim_d

Replies: 47
Views: 41434

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:38 am   Subject: Beautiful Red Squirrel in my garden
Good article on reds vs greys- mentions the Irish story with them... even if it is an English paper

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jan/30/how-to-eradicate-grey-squirrels-without-firing ...
  Topic: Weed killer
phelim_d

Replies: 5
Views: 4534

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:51 am   Subject: Weed killer
Any time I am nervous about spraying and damaging near by plants( if that id your concern) I put a bucket over the near by plant and gently spray around it and leave the bucket there for 10 secs after ...
  Topic: Wind burn- lethal to birch and alders?
phelim_d

Replies: 1
Views: 2641

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:18 am   Subject: Wind burn- lethal to birch and alders?
Hi there
I set a few hundred common birch and alder (60-90cm) this winter and the cold north westerly gales in May badly dessicated the leaves- they shrivelled and died off a majority of the trees. ...
  Topic: Native forests for upland areas
phelim_d

Replies: 5
Views: 5895

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:37 pm   Subject: Native forests for upland areas
Haha, yes, I liked that story indeed. And it was not based on a true story, if I get your meaning.
However mass restoration of native woodland is nothing new. South American countries are doing it. ...
  Topic: Native forests for upland areas
phelim_d

Replies: 5
Views: 5895

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:52 am   Subject: Native forests for upland areas
Grouse etc are what the landlord class mentality wanted us to keep.
And the EU. We had forests stuffed with animals from bears to the great Irish elk.
But now we are keeping the hills bare for what ...
  Topic: Native forests for upland areas
phelim_d

Replies: 5
Views: 5895

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:02 pm   Subject: Native forests for upland areas
Hi all
does anyone know if Ireland is planning major upland restoration of forest to any of the mountain ranges we have?
Or are we going to leave them bare?
Coilte had a go with pines in the 80s, a ...
  Topic: What is this tree???
phelim_d

Replies: 11
Views: 9644

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:55 pm   Subject: What is this tree???
Moving off the tree identification and back to your choice of tree, here are a few tips I would give-
1) careful not to be dceived with a small sapling- it can grow to 30m high.
2) Plant away from ...
  Topic: Could I grow this in Kerry coast
phelim_d

Replies: 2
Views: 3325

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2014 1:48 pm   Subject: Could I grow this in Kerry coast
Did yu get your maple yet? I guess you will need good soil type too... which appens in KErry Smile
 
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