Latest posts by clogherhead

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Posted: 19/06/2015 at 12:00

Thank God, its the one animal that has not invaded this green and plesent land . unlike what the "Romans" gave us , "Slugs and Snails" (through your goodselfs of course)

Bare Gooseberry bush

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 11:46

Bordeaux mixture,.  how to make your own, 5parts copper sulphate- one part washing soda mix with 8 liters of clean water.discard what you don't use

Monty's watering advice

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 15:24

First time back in ages, and nothing has changed, if Monty gives advice it is up to all gardeners to reserch further what they would like to do,in their gardens / allotment .Too much time is wasted on what could have been.I have read recently a book by Mr Middleton, "The wartime Allotment" becides the chemicals that you cant get now, his advise still holds through.


Have you sown any seeds yet this year?

Posted: 22/02/2014 at 09:41
LilAmbar wrote (see)
cody smith wrote (see)

Hi if you put your chillie seed on a radiator mine came throu within 2 weeks 

They were in a heated propagator (still are and still no sign).


LilAmbar wrote (see)
cody smith wrote (see)

Hi if you put your chillie seed on a radiator mine came throu within 2 weeks 

They were in a heated propagator (still are and still no sign).

Well if I were you I would bring seed packet back to shop where you bought or send it to seed company for a refund the seed is guaranteed to germinate after that its up to you to keep them growing

Attacking pampas

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 22:31

be very careful of nesting rodents

MOB rants

Posted: 25/04/2013 at 19:27
blackest wrote (see

I did try forwarding the claim forms to Enda kenny so he could pay of the national debt rather than introduce further pay cuts and increased taxation. but he said something about an institution but haven't we given those bankers enough.

If Enda wont take your offerings their is allways" moi "ex Irishrail worker now retired on small pension



Posted: 25/04/2013 at 07:56

Good Morning ,Lashing rain here in Clogherhead so don't think I'll be going down to my plot today


Weeds in compost bin?

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 13:56
LavenderLois wrote (see)

about a year ago, some weeds were accidently put in our compost bins - I didn't realise this had happened until a few months ago when my husband told me. Anyway, obviously I dont want to now use the compost on our garden, but is there anything I can do with it, rather than just digging it all out of the bins and taking it to the recycling centre? e.g. could I put it in black bags and leave it in the sun for a few weeks (if we have that much sun!) - would the build up of heat kill any remaining weed seeds?

Hi Putting the weeds into plastic bags is a good idea, but I would leave them for at least a year to make sure that all seed and growth has stopped and if you have couch grass leave it to decay for at least 2 years and then compost it


Mannequins in the garden

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 09:34

was his name Wilson

Beechgrove Garden Goes National.

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 09:58
blackest wrote (see)

Most of these are from last year so should be good for planning this year and they are open to viewers outside the UK! (I cant access iPlayer due to being in Ireland).

Blackest, Sad isn't it ,If the Irish Gov' had agreed with the British Gov, and visa/versa about "Digital TV and Radio we would have had x border free community TV and radio


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