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  Topic: Irish Lumper
scotty

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:37 pm   Subject: Irish Lumper
Just saw an article in last Saturday's Irish Times about the Irish Lumper variety of potato being sold in M&S.

Anyone know if seed potato from this variety is on sale anywhere, or if anyone has ...
  Topic: Which first earlies?
scotty

Replies: 12
Views: 8918

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:33 pm   Subject: Which first earlies?
We tried International Kidneys last year in a sandy, seaweedy, dry, sunny area of the garden and they were the tastiest potatoes ever. Worth having a go at these sometime, but I think they need the a ...
  Topic: Lazybeds vs drills for spuds
scotty

Replies: 14
Views: 15238

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:29 pm   Subject: Lazybeds vs drills for spuds
In Connemara, they have always been called sciolláin. The part of the potato which has no eyes and therefore could not be planted, was often used as feed for cattle and these bits are called Logáin. ...
  Topic: Native Irish wildflowers
scotty

Replies: 18
Views: 41132

PostForum: Irish Wildlife, Irish Wild flowers and nature gardening.   Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 8:06 pm   Subject: Native Irish wildflowers
Beautiful photos everyone. I'm trying to gather information on local flowers and plants in the west of ireland and what they might have been used for as remedies for things in the past. Bird's foot ...
  Topic: Blueberry fruit tree advice needed
scotty

Replies: 9
Views: 6391

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:27 pm   Subject: Blueberry fruit tree advice needed
I stick chicken manure around my blueberry bushes which I believe is quite acidic and they do very well.
  Topic: Plants from seed of sun-dried goji berries. Possible?
scotty

Replies: 48
Views: 104497

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:39 pm   Subject: Plants from seed of sun-dried goji berries. Possible?
I'm very interested in how the goji berry bushes survived being transplanted out and when do you expect them to produce some berries?
  Topic: climbing hydrangea
scotty

Replies: 3
Views: 8540

PostForum: Climbers and creepers in Ireland, including wall shrubs   Posted: Sun May 09, 2010 8:38 pm   Subject: climbing hydrangea
I'm looking for a climbing hydrangea for my south-facing wall. I know they dislike dry conditions but does anyone have any experience with these? I would prefer an everygreen type, but my house is a ...
  Topic: Kiwis
scotty

Replies: 6
Views: 15676

PostForum: Plant Propagation, increasing your stock of plants in Ireland.   Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 10:04 pm   Subject: Kiwis
We tried with 3 plants in the west of Ireland. They didn't fruit although they grew like mad. We kept them for about 5 years before digging them up and giving up the cause. I think it was just too ...
  Topic: How to grow Courgettes??
scotty

Replies: 4
Views: 6384

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:19 pm   Subject: How to grow Courgettes??
Courgettes can get quite big, but I've grown them in a sheltered part of the garden fairly successfully for years. They like lots of manure and shelter but apart from that they are ok outside.
I kee ...
  Topic: Gardening for Teenagers
scotty

Replies: 9
Views: 11226

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:02 pm   Subject: Gardening for Teenagers
That is such a great idea sb! Sadly we won't be able to get the materials for it this year, but maybe for next year.
I did an hour with them already doing the very basics and they planted some see ...
  Topic: Gardening for Teenagers
scotty

Replies: 9
Views: 11226

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:09 pm   Subject: Gardening for Teenagers
I think that's a good way to deal with it cathd. It's only a very short module so results are very limited. I think bogging them down in too much detail will bore them, but planning ahead for future ...
  Topic: Gardening for Teenagers
scotty

Replies: 9
Views: 11226

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:17 pm   Subject: Gardening for Teenagers
I'm teaching a very basic gardening course to transition year students and I don't know where to start. What do people think would interest teenagers in gardening?? I would love to hear people's opin ...
  Topic: Tg4
scotty

Replies: 1
Views: 3051

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:28 pm   Subject: Tg4
It's called GarraĂ­ Glas and the series has just ended. Very nicely done too, just normal people with normal gardens.

They're starting on the second series and are looking for people with veggie g ...
  Topic: Lumpy Lawn
scotty

Replies: 5
Views: 8217

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:11 pm   Subject: Lumpy Lawn
I will try this, but unfortunately we have a large lawn and it would take a lot for of top dressing to sort it all out. I'll maybe start with the most noticeable dips. Somehow I think I'll just have ...
  Topic: Lumpy Lawn
scotty

Replies: 5
Views: 8217

PostForum: Irish Lawns and grass care   Posted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:00 pm   Subject: Lumpy Lawn
By top dressing it, I take it that after applying the top soil and 'sweeping' it, I would then have to seed that area again?
 
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