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Re: Gardening

Post by Rocker » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:02 pm

There I was...all set to nip to Ballybrack to try the new Insomnia when HID takes out the hedge cutters and ladders and tressles.....Weary........ five hours getting the place in a bit of shape.But, good satisfaction all round.......drinks are called for...


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Re: Gardening

Post by Dancer » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:21 pm

I hope it's wine!! :cheesygrin:


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Re: Gardening

Post by Rocker » Tue Oct 18, 2016 12:32 pm

Dancer wrote:I hope it's wine!! :cheesygrin:
:lol: :lol: went for the stronger option!!! :lol: :lol:

Doctor...the garden drove me to drink....that is my excuse.


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Re: Gardening

Post by Dancer » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:15 am

Question for everyone .....

If I planted Virginia creeper in a tub against a fence , would it grow successfully and would it be easy to
contain it ? I only want a small backdrop along a side fence .


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Re: Gardening

Post by Strum » Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:23 pm

Dancer wrote:Question for everyone .....

If I planted Virginia creeper in a tub against a fence , would it grow successfully and would it be easy to
contain it ? I only want a small backdrop along a side fence .

Not really Dancer. I had one in a large pot for about 2 years but it became pot bound and died, so they don't really thrive in pots. That's just me though.



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Re: Gardening

Post by Dancer » Sun Oct 23, 2016 1:02 pm

Strum wrote:
Dancer wrote:Question for everyone .....

If I planted Virginia creeper in a tub against a fence , would it grow successfully and would it be easy to
contain it ? I only want a small backdrop along a side fence .

Not really Dancer. I had one in a large pot for about 2 years but it became pot bound and died, so they don't really thrive in pots. That's just me though.
Thanks Strum ! That's probably me as well; I have a tendency to kill plants :( Garden centre loves me ! :mrgreen:

I'll have to have a rethink hellllo


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Re: Gardening

Post by Strum » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:31 pm

Dancer wrote:[ I'll have to have a rethink hellllo

I think they have to be in the ground because of their rooting system. I cleared a garden once that was overgrown with it and found there was as much underground with the roots than there was overground.



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Re: Gardening

Post by Rocker » Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:44 am

Who would have thought it?? 1st November and a perfect day for tidying the garden. Gorgeous dry weather. Love it...though raking up the leaves is thankless the blasted tree doesn't know it is not supposed to let more leaves fall :lol: :lol:


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Re: Gardening

Post by Strum » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:32 pm

Ha Rocker I was out at 2am walking the Dogs and kicking through all the piles of leaves....ahhh the simple things eh, what a feeling and the sound of them and watching the Dogs rolling around in them. :D


I have collected these within five minutes walk from my place in De Noggin. Almonds, Walnuts, Hazelnuts and today, Figs.
Interesting that I know of only two Fig trees around the County. One is in the back yard of the Chipper in Loughlinstown park and one in the garden beside the Chipper in De Noggin so I'm guessing the Italians brought them over a long time ago?
The Walnut tree is in the Church grounds and there's another in Eaton Square in Monkstown.
The Almond tree is also in the Church grounds and the Hazelnuts are on Thomastown road, also Beech nuts in Thomastown park. ;)


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Re: Gardening

Post by Denis Cromie » Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:03 am

Nice one Strum.



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Re: Gardening

Post by Rocker » Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:26 pm

you are a true nature lover Strum. Only you would find these gems wuu
Love the story about the fig trees.


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Re: Gardening

Post by Jemser » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:29 pm

Strum, there is also a Walnut tree in Woodpark, the one beside The Sallynoggin Inn. Fair play to you for finding all those other trees around the area. I suppose some would say that the Noggin was always full of nuts.... :lol:


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Post by Strum » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:03 pm

Jemser wrote:Strum, there is also a Walnut tree in Woodpark, the one beside The Sallynoggin Inn. Fair play to you for finding all those other trees around the area. I suppose some would say that the Noggin was always full of nuts.... :lol:

Thanks Rocker. :D


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Re: Gardening

Post by Micheál » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:34 am

Those are fine nuts you've got there Strum :D

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Re: Gardening

Post by skins » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:19 am

The gardening column in this week's "Wicklow People", coincidentally, is about growing nut trees in your garden.


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Re: Gardening

Post by Rocker » Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:39 pm

skins wrote:The gardening column in this week's "Wicklow People", coincidentally, is about growing nut trees in your garden.
See, we here at dunlaoghairecounty are always on the hot topic.... wuu wuu wuu


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Re: Gardening

Post by Dancer » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:43 am

I planted four Mexican Busy Lizzie plants in two adjacent window boxes .
They were thriving and then one plant started to lose its leaves and begin to wither .
I feed and water all plants the same so I am befuddled as to why this has happened and why only one plant ?

Any ideas ??


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Re: Gardening

Post by bugrock » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:27 pm

Cudden feel de love!


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Post by Strum » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:12 pm

Dancer wrote: I feed and water all plants the same so I am befuddled as to why this has happened and why only one plant ? Any ideas ??


Usually from over watering.



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Re: Gardening

Post by Dancer » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:04 am

I think Bugrocks theory is better dnc1


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Post by bugrock » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:20 pm

Great to see you posting again, Dancer. Missed you dnc1


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Re: Gardening

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Post by Dancer » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:00 am

bugrock wrote:Great to see you posting again, Dancer. Missed you dnc1
How you doing Bugs ? Keeping welll I hope ?


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Post by bugrock » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:32 pm

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)


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Post by Dancer » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:15 pm

bugrock wrote:8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)
I'll take that as a yes then ?! wuu hellllo


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