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  Topic: I have access to horse manure!!
sorcha

Replies: 5
Views: 7806

PostForum: Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices   Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:14 pm   Subject: I have access to horse manure!!
Someone with more experience can correct me, but isn't it well-rotted horse manure that is good for gardens, rather than fresh? Isn't that just a case of taking the manure from the back (or bottom?) o ...
  Topic: poorly acer
sorcha

Replies: 6
Views: 6386

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:27 pm   Subject: poorly acer
I think I got myself a miracle, because I scraped off a bit of the bark in a couple of places and it seems to still be alive! The smaller branches seem to be dead, but the trunk and the main branches ...
  Topic: poorly acer
sorcha

Replies: 6
Views: 6386

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:13 pm   Subject: poorly acer
I bought a lovely acer tree in a pot at Bloom this year, with the intention of planting it in our soon-to-be revamped front garden. It was sitting happily in the pot in the back garden when we went aw ...
  Topic: Free manure Northside Dublin
sorcha

Replies: 3
Views: 2868

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:58 pm   Subject: Free manure Northside Dublin
There's a riding stables on the back road between the Malahide Road and Swords (Baskin Lane), if that's any good to you. I have a friend who rides horses, who says that any stables would delighted to ...
  Topic: GIY Ireland conference in Waterford - review.
sorcha

Replies: 6
Views: 9936

PostForum: The Events Diary, environment and ecology / home and garden.   Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:34 am   Subject: GIY Ireland conference in Waterford - review.
Glad you all liked the post - it was such a fun day, I wanted to share, as well as recording it for myself. The eye-catching corn on the cob is called called Painted Mountain corn and was from the see ...
  Topic: GIY Ireland conference in Waterford - review.
sorcha

Replies: 6
Views: 9936

PostForum: The Events Diary, environment and ecology / home and garden.   Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:31 pm   Subject: GIY Ireland conference in Waterford - review.
I've been meaning to make a post about the GIY Ireland conference in Waterford a couple of weeks ago, which I was lucky enough to attend courtesy of tickets won on this lovely website. It's taken me t ...
  Topic: pear tree leaf spots
sorcha

Replies: 7
Views: 20406

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:17 am   Subject: pear tree leaf spots
Verge, would those treatments have to wait until we've picked the fruit? I'm reluctant to start spraying stuff on the tree when I've promised pears to practically everyone I know (the tree is literall ...
  Topic: Where to Buy Veg. Seedlings in Dublin?
sorcha

Replies: 2
Views: 3066

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:34 pm   Subject: Where to Buy Veg. Seedlings in Dublin?
An update on this, in case anyone is interested - I've just been in Woodies on the Malahide Road and they have loads of calabrese, brussel sprout and leek seedlings, as well as winter cabbage.
  Topic: Ideas for planting in August
sorcha

Replies: 12
Views: 9917

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:42 pm   Subject: Ideas for planting in August
We're down to the radishes here...
  Topic: How to prune raspberry plants for good fruit.
sorcha

Replies: 7
Views: 30988

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:40 pm   Subject: How to prune raspberry plants for good fruit.
Me again, never managed to transplant the canes, but they're still going strong and fruiting away this year. Probably a dumb question, but should I be 'dead-heading' the bits left on the plant, when I ...
  Topic: pear tree leaf spots
sorcha

Replies: 7
Views: 20406

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:28 pm   Subject: pear tree leaf spots
I seem to have this on my pear tree as well, only much more advanced (some of the top leaves are nearly all black). The only thing is that we already have a really good crop of little pears on it - is ...
  Topic: Ladybirds?
sorcha

Replies: 4
Views: 7571

PostForum: Irish Weeds & Pests and Diseases of the garden.   Posted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:32 pm   Subject: Ladybirds?
I'm not sure where you live, but I know that Mr. Middleton's garden shop in Capel Street, Dublin were selling boxes of newborn ladybirds around May last year. There has to be more places selling them ...
  Topic: Help with wilting cauliflower plants
sorcha

Replies: 12
Views: 15383

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:03 pm   Subject: Help with wilting cauliflower plants
corfiot: Yeah, I had the leaves tied together over the curds since they started, so it's not that, I think.

birdie: Will try that - I think we're going to be eating curried cauliflower for a while ...
  Topic: Help with wilting cauliflower plants
sorcha

Replies: 12
Views: 15383

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:39 am   Subject: Help with wilting cauliflower plants
Well, I'm back again, with another question about the other end of cauliflower growing! The second lot that I bought developed nicely, particularly once I covered them with a layer of fleece to keep t ...
  Topic: How to prune raspberry plants for good fruit.
sorcha

Replies: 7
Views: 30988

PostForum: Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland   Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 2:52 pm   Subject: How to prune raspberry plants for good fruit.
Thanks GPI, that looks really useful - I'll bear it in mind when I go to move it (or them, as I've just spotted a couple of smaller canes as well, although those haven't even flowered yet...)
 
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