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  Topic: Cordyline or Yucca. Can you tell the difference?
vincentdunne

Replies: 28
Views: 37699

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:57 pm   Subject: Cordyline or Yucca. Can you tell the difference?
Hi again walltoall,
I gave one answer above but the principal differences are the flower (spectacular in Yucca), the smaller size of Yucca, and the wickedly pointed leaves in the larger species of Yu ...
  Topic: Cordyline or Yucca. Can you tell the difference?
vincentdunne

Replies: 28
Views: 37699

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:31 pm   Subject: Cordyline or Yucca. Can you tell the difference?
Nice one.
  Topic: Out of Control Apple Trees
vincentdunne

Replies: 4
Views: 5433

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:25 pm   Subject: Out of Control Apple Trees
Very tricky to give advice on this in a short space like this and without seeing the trees in question. Do not cut back to the lowest branches, this will ruin the tree. Go to your local library. Take ...
  Topic: blackhawthorn
vincentdunne

Replies: 1
Views: 2928

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:15 pm   Subject: blackhawthorn
Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) can be propagated by seed but it may take 2 years to germinate, then 3 years to reach 1m.
If you manage it, it is great fun.
  Topic: Thuja Green Giant
vincentdunne

Replies: 2
Views: 5458

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:12 pm   Subject: Thuja Green Giant
I have not seen Thuja 'Green Giant' in Ireland yet so it is not proven here as far as I am concerned. I would find it difficult to recommend either of these plants. You would be better investing in Be ...
  Topic: Icefall.
vincentdunne

Replies: 2
Views: 4347

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:19 am   Subject: Icefall.
That is one amazing effect. It is like something from Yellowstone park.
  Topic: Spring flowers in the botanical gardens.
vincentdunne

Replies: 7
Views: 7701

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:15 am   Subject: Spring flowers in the botanical gardens.
It is all over in India, Sive, back to the land with you!
  Topic: Native Irish Trees --- List of Trees Native to Ireland
vincentdunne

Replies: 62
Views: 378854

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:11 am   Subject: Native Irish Trees --- List of Trees Native to Ireland
Hi Ormondsview,
I have not seen Cercis in flower this early in Ireland. Any chance of a photo?
  Topic: Cordyline or Yucca. Can you tell the difference?
vincentdunne

Replies: 28
Views: 37699

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:07 pm   Subject: Cordyline or Yucca. Can you tell the difference?
The way to tell Cordyline from Yucca in most area is that Yucca is still alive (they also have fabulous white flowers) and. frankly, the recycle bin is the best place for Cordyline. Just dont recycle ...
  Topic: Spring flowers in the botanical gardens.
vincentdunne

Replies: 7
Views: 7701

PostForum: Garden Photo gallery & Plant Identification area   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:01 pm   Subject: Spring flowers in the botanical gardens.
No pictures, Sunny, pathetic connection here. I will have to drop in myself. Watching all the cricket, Sive. We did well against India so we are still in it (just)
  Topic: Native Irish Trees --- List of Trees Native to Ireland
vincentdunne

Replies: 62
Views: 378854

PostForum: Irish Trees & other trees grown in Ireland   Posted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 11:56 am   Subject: Native Irish Trees --- List of Trees Native to Ireland
Hi, Cloomore,
I applaud your project. It is good to see imagination at work in landscaping open areas.
Rowans should not be cut back. The heads of the plants are pretty neat and tidy anyway. The fr ...
  Topic: Pronunciation of Latin plant names.
vincentdunne

Replies: 9
Views: 12059

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:07 am   Subject: Pronunciation of Latin plant names.
When I worked in England for a while, they would try to get me to say 'turty tree and a turd'.
  Topic: Pronunciation of Latin plant names.
vincentdunne

Replies: 9
Views: 12059

PostForum: Landscaping / Gardening Ireland, Overall discussion & Garden related News.   Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:52 pm   Subject: Pronunciation of Latin plant names.
Good site, Kindredspirit, it is a good help in prune-ounce-e-eish-e-ens.
The only problem is that it is american, but that is a small quibble.
Walltoall, you are right of course, you will find varia ...
  Topic: What Shrubs/plants? help
vincentdunne

Replies: 5
Views: 7498

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:44 pm   Subject: What Shrubs/plants? help
I would not use C. richardii each side of a door. Wow, too big and the leaves would cause serious interference.
  Topic: What Shrubs/plants? help
vincentdunne

Replies: 5
Views: 7498

PostForum: Shrubs in Ireland ... Hedging in Ireland   Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:55 am   Subject: What Shrubs/plants? help
Sarcococca confusa: really nice scent in Winter/E. Spring,
'Blue' hollies (I. x meserveae) needs clipping.
Taxus (Yew) clip
If conifers fail, Hebes won't do.
 
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