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  Topic: Grow bags.. or risk using the beds
powera24

Replies: 21
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:59 am   Subject: Grow bags.. or risk using the beds
So I'm wondering should I just use grow bags this year and manage the weeds for the year. Move to using raised beds when weeds are under control?

I know it's only some small raised beds but I know ...
  Topic: Grow bags.. or risk using the beds
powera24

Replies: 21
Views: 16509

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 10:32 pm   Subject: Grow bags.. or risk using the beds
Good guy... the smaller raised beds are about 9 inches tall on top on compacted Stone. They are a little over half full with sand at the moment. I'll get some soil/compost in
  Topic: Grow bags.. or risk using the beds
powera24

Replies: 21
Views: 16509

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:27 pm   Subject: Grow bags.. or risk using the beds
I like your motto tag.. but I hope I'm not up against it.. I have crab grass, ragweed, angelica to name but a few
  Topic: Grow bags.. or risk using the beds
powera24

Replies: 21
Views: 16509

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:23 pm   Subject: Grow bags.. or risk using the beds
First year of growing even though I made these raised beds 2 years ago. As you can see from photo.. plenty of weeds have taken to them. Polytunnel will be finished in next week or so and my question i ...
  Topic: Newbie tips and advice
powera24

Replies: 15
Views: 13243

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:15 pm   Subject: Newbie tips and advice
No don't know of him. Where I am in the area.. there is now a lot of home growers from what I've seen. There are a few small fields near by growing cabbage ever year. Don't know them though
  Topic: Newbie tips and advice
powera24

Replies: 15
Views: 13243

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:10 pm   Subject: Newbie tips and advice
Hi margo, I put steel scaffold legs in concrete and the esb ducting fits perfectly over them.. so hopefully it doesn't move anywhere. I live on the coast so I wanted something really secure
  Topic: Newbie tips and advice
powera24

Replies: 15
Views: 13243

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:05 pm   Subject: Newbie tips and advice
Yeah sometimes best to keep things simple. But I haven't even a bench to work on.. so will have to make that up.
  Topic: Newbie tips and advice
powera24

Replies: 15
Views: 13243

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:58 pm   Subject: Newbie tips and advice
Thanks, yeah I know about hotspots v the polythene. Those 2 metal straps will be removed.. just there to keep door frame in position.

Year 50mm esb ducting.. I'm happy with the build.. just need t ...
  Topic: Newbie tips and advice
powera24

Replies: 15
Views: 13243

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2016 3:21 pm   Subject: Newbie tips and advice
Hi guys,

Nearly finished my first polytunnel and about to start my first growing season. I'm going to be ambitious and pack it out. Looking for any advise and tips for a starter.

Weeds are a pr ...
  Topic: should i top my ash trees?
powera24

Replies: 12
Views: 11770

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 8:23 pm   Subject: thanks for the info
Thanks for the help and advice guys. Will be sure to cleat around the base. Here is a close up so it defo looks like rowan which I'm happy about
  Topic: should i top my ash trees?
powera24

Replies: 12
Views: 11770

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 10:00 pm   Subject: should i top my ash trees?
Pic looking up my drive
  Topic: should i top my ash trees?
powera24

Replies: 12
Views: 11770

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 9:51 pm   Subject: should i top my ash trees?
I think they are mountain ash.. they have pinnately toothed leaf and clusters of green/white flowers are starting to form. I'll have a look for a pic now
  Topic: should i top my ash trees?
powera24

Replies: 12
Views: 11770

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 8:40 pm   Subject: should i top my ash trees?
I have ash trees along my drive that I planted 2 years ago. They are thin but tall.. about 12ft high. They were sparsely leafed last year and looks like they are doing a bit better this year but the t ...
  Topic: help identifying a weed / flower
powera24

Replies: 6
Views: 5138

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:52 am   Subject: garden is covered
I'm selling it by the kilo here if your interested
  Topic: help identifying a weed / flower
powera24

Replies: 6
Views: 5138

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:07 pm   Subject: help identifying a weed / flower
Hi guys,

Looking for help identifying the weed in the attached photo.. came back from holidays to find it all over my new flower bed.

At first I thought it was the flowers sprouting but I had d ...
 
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