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Latest posts by clogherhead

what jobs done over easter.

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 08:10

I have planted my onion sets and turned the plot that I am going to grow red duke of York seed spud and queens 2nd early I have also made fresh compost beds for my Pumpkins and squash later on in the year .


What Is Going On With Site??

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 08:01

is today the day we have this site fixed,what happened there all the "0"have been highlighted


Fork Handles

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 07:55

Spring is here no frost again a bit windy though  .


Fork Handles

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 22:32

 whats all the shouting for, I can get that from she who must be obeyed



Posted: 01/04/2013 at 09:15
Girasole wrote (see)

I know, Brumbull. The poor farmers have had a very rough time. Do they get any form of compensation? I think they should.


It does'nt matter whether they get compo or not they are still 5 -6 weeks behind last years planting


aldi easter monday.

Posted: 01/04/2013 at 09:01

Yes Aldi and Lidl are good for bargains . the Stupid people will plant summer bedding now because the news media/weather service says it is . Do you not remember last year April was a compleat wash out and May well the first two weeks were great and everything went downhill after that ,



Talkback: How to build a raised vegetable bed

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 18:20
robert_t wrote (see)


We have raised beds made from reclaimed railway sleepers - creosote-impregnated. They aren't too smelly as they're pretty well-seasoned. The plants grew well inside the beds and none were actually touching the sleepers as we planted them a few inches inside. 

The question I now have is whether enough creosote or chemicals from the creosote could "leak" into the soil over time, and into the plants, to actually have any poisonous effects on us? I'd hate to look back after years of enjoying our own rocket, carrots, lettuce and tomatoes (although they're all green so maybe not) and find that we've also been slowly poisoning ourselves!

Any thoughts?


I have just retired from Irish rail so what I am going to say is true and fact , this also applies to the UK and Europe .up until very recently trains unloaded human excrement on to the tracks and on to the sleepers  , so along with creosote you also human shit , piss , engine oil, grease, Diesel fuel oil, and any other substances carried by rail ,Irish rail Banned the sale to the general public off rail sleepers because they are still responsible for any injury that may be caused to the buyer "E,U" Law .So if you are thinking of raised beds I implore you all do NOT use sleepers


Derek ex train fitter irishrail

aldi easter monday.

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 18:00

Yes They Are . I don't think they were expecting the winter to go on for so long

but people are stupid they will buy them because this time last year they did


Fork Handles

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 15:37

And here is the allotment of the obsessive bloke at the back of mine - blimey!

If you would like to be neighbourly you could tell him that his nice shade of blue will attract Bees



MOB rants

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 13:58


I used to live on the out skirts of Dublin if you wanted to go to town it was a 3/4hr bus ride car parking was up to £2 an hr or part there off and then they opened Blanchardstown shopping center (free all day parking) it was huge it has car space for up to 5000 and every weekend it would take nearly an hour of a  drive to get from my house to main city road and it was only 2 miles long it seemed that every person from the rest of the country would descend on this part of Dublin one of the reasons I moved to the country , where I am living now is a small village with a local chemist a butchers 3 pubs and a chipper/pizza and chinese takeout ,pop 2500



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