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Re: Gardening

Post by Strum » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:33 pm

Snowhite wrote:I painted all the walls in the garden about a month ago in Magnolia :-)
Perfect background. ;)

Rocker wrote:You are inspiring me.
Cheers Rocker, it was that garden in the School inspired me. The range of veg and herbs is amazing but without help here it's a pain, you can see I'm trying to inspire some "Community Spirit" haha, not a chance, they still think the coco should be looking after THEIR garden and I'm nuts to be doing it. :roll:
Well there's a few surprises planted in there that'll make this place like a Tropical Jungle in a few years. Shh... :D



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Re: Gardening

Post by Snowhite » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:28 pm

Strum wrote:
Snowhite wrote:I painted all the walls in the garden about a month ago in Magnolia :-)
Perfect background. ;)
Great I'll sort something out with you when I get back if that suits you ;-)


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Re: Gardening

Post by Strum » Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:17 am

Snowhite wrote:Great I'll sort something out with you when I get back if that suits you ;-)
Enjoy your break. ;)



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Re: Gardening

Post by Strum » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:11 pm

Not exactly gardening but would you like to take a guess at the age of the Column Cactus on the left? I got it in 1987 and it was 4 foot, 7inches. high. It got knocked over once in transit which snapped it, so this it the original top part replanted 15 years ago.
The base sprouted a few buds on the sides but I left it in a place I was renting. It blossomed only once in those 28 years and it was an amazing thing to see. No photo unfortunately.


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Re: Gardening

Post by grammer » Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:34 pm

Goes to show if you ignore your garden -Mother Nature will take care of things :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Gardening

Post by Rocker » Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:08 am

:lol: :lol: missed this at the time grammer....must have been caught up in the Christmas madness..

Strum mentioned something interesting on the Deansgrange topic about a cutting surviving on his mother's plot. Sometimes i forget just how full of memories my garden is. At various times over the years friends have given me plants and clippings from their garden and at other times I have taken cuttings from other friend's places. Now, forty years later a walk down the garden reminds me of the long departed friends and neighbours.

When all this wet weather is done I must weed the gardens and renew friendships with the plants.


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Re: Gardening

Post by Strum » Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:31 pm

Yes Rocker memories. That Cactus I posted about is older than all of us. Each new section is about ten years old and it was 70 when I got it, its now about 100 years. I moved many times but always managed to keep my spiky friend. ;) :lol:



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Re: Gardening

Post by Dancer » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:02 pm

A question for all you wise avid gardeners on the site. I bought some planters in Lidl and I want to use them as part of a fairy garden . My question is; can you grow a creeping moss in containers ? I don't even know if there is such a plant but I have a picture in my head and I'd love to create it. Can anyone tell me what I should be looking for in the garden centre?
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Re: Gardening

Post by Rocker » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:49 am

Love those planters Dancer. Good luck with the project. Just make sure you don't get any "mind your own business", it looks like a very small shamrock but, takes over the garden in no time and nothing will kill it. Dermot Gavin is always singing it's praises he planted it in one of those big show projects but, he does not have to spend the rest of his life trying to eradicate it.
Hope you can get those angel's fishing rods to grow. They are magical.


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Re: Gardening

Post by Dancer » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:24 am

Rocker wrote:Love those planters Dancer. Good luck with the project. Just make sure you don't get any "mind your own business", it looks like a very small shamrock but, takes over the garden in no time and nothing will kill it. Dermot Gavin is always singing it's praises he planted it in one of those big show projects but, he does not have to spend the rest of his life trying to eradicate it.
Hope you can get those angel's fishing rods to grow. They are magical.
Never heard of Angels fishing rods Rocker but I just looked them up and they are indeed magical looking. I'll have to have a chat with the
girl in the garden centre. I found a wonderful place in Donabate called Jones Garden Centre and they have everything. They also have a café
and the food is delicious. Well worth a visit if you are out that direction.


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Re: Gardening

Post by Strum » Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:31 pm

Rocker wrote:Just make sure you don't get any "mind your own business", it looks like a very small shamrock but, takes over the garden in no time and nothing will kill it.

Pass it on to me Rocker, it's exactly what I'm looking for to take over the wild back garden here. I got some from the grounds of the church but it's not growing quick enough. ;)



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Re: Gardening

Post by Micheál » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:00 am

The "mossy" varieties of Saxifrage e.g. Saxifraga Four Winds will tumble down over the edges - in time
Nice flowers in spring
But you'd need to be very disciplined about watering in summer

If I were you I'd fill the pots with sand up to 3/4 height and put the actual plant in its own plastic container on top.

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Re: Gardening

Post by Dancer » Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:18 pm

Hi Micheál, I bought two varieties of Saxifraga : Arendsii and Touran White.
I filled both planters with 1/3 gravel , 1/3 screened soil and then multipurpose compost.
I took the plants out of their containers so we'll see what happens. Do they grow / spread quickly?


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Re: Gardening

Post by Rocker » Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:01 am

Hey Dancer, I am jealous of you getting started on the garden so early. I cut back a few trees the other day but the general look is of neglect. I'm waiting for the new shed so that will be exciting sorting out the garden tools and finding just what I have buried under the junk in the garage. There must be fifty million left hand gardening gloves under the junk as I wear out right hands at a rate of noughts but the old wartime attitude I keep the left hand ...it might come in useful.. :lol: :lol:

Never grew saxifraga. good luck with those I'd say it will be gorgeous in no time.


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Re: Gardening

Post by Micheál » Thu Feb 25, 2016 12:59 pm

Dancer wrote:Hi Micheál, I bought two varieties of Saxifraga : Arendsii and Touran White.
I filled both planters with 1/3 gravel , 1/3 screened soil and then multipurpose compost.
I took the plants out of their containers so we'll see what happens. Do they grow / spread quickly?
They ought to double their area every 12 months.
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Re: Gardening

Post by Dancer » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:00 pm

Micheál wrote:
Dancer wrote:Hi Micheál, I bought two varieties of Saxifraga : Arendsii and Touran White.
I filled both planters with 1/3 gravel , 1/3 screened soil and then multipurpose compost.
I took the plants out of their containers so we'll see what happens. Do they grow / spread quickly?
They ought to double their area every 12 months.
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Oh Lord.......is it ok to put something else in alongside them then? because they look a little lost babbby


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Re: Gardening

Post by Strum » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:26 am

Dancer wrote:Oh Lord.......is it ok to put something else in alongside them then?



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Re: Gardening

Post by Dancer » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:33 am

:D :D I asked for that! :P :P


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Re: Gardening

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Dancer wrote: Oh Lord.......they look a little lost babbby
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Re: Gardening

Post by grammer » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:19 am

Just wondering like :lol:
what do our resident gardening experts reckon I should do about this.
Should I use weed killer on this or wha?????

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Re: Gardening

Post by Rocker » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:55 am

I had one of those. :lol:

Get rid of it. I got mine cut down by a very helpful site member and then put root rotting stuff on the cut stump. You cut a cross into the stump and pour in the stuff. I still have the terrible fungus growing on the stump but I hack it off every so often and burn it.


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Re: Gardening

Post by Strum » Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:06 pm

If you leave it it'll do the job for you. If it's a healthy tree scrape it off. dontknow



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Re: Gardening

Post by grammer » Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:19 pm

It's a stump-so we will see what happens - :lol: :lol: :lol:
Maybe I should ask your man Daly


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Re: Gardening

Post by Micheál » Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:42 pm

Looks as if you can smoke it.

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Re: Gardening

Post by Strum » Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:55 pm

Micheál wrote:Looks as if you can smoke it.

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