Latest posts by clogherhead

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 20:33

Hi all
picture taken at sunset 8:00 after a warn day hopefully the first of many

Spent the past7 hrs on my allotment, ahh the peace .


Fork Handles

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 10:47
cotty1000 wrote (see)

cats.hate them.if they are pets then why do people let them poo where ever they cat owners know the meaning of pet,wild animal,domesticated and bone idle?answer  is no,yes,no,YES.

people who own cats without litter trays are like people who let their dogs poo on the pavement but ten times worse,as the dogs don't kill small animals and birds and they don't deficate in peoples gardens.

the government should have all cats dna registered,so when they poo in the garden you can get the neglectful owner fined.most of my neighbours have cats without litter trays,so i asked my neighbour one day where her cat poos and she said she didn't know.i will tell you it was in my garden where my two young kids play.if she doesn't care or know then she isn't fit to own a cat.


Verdun wrote (see)

Clogherhead, nice job ?? At least it's dry. And it will keep you fit
I actually enjoy the physicality of gardening but I guess digging ditches isn't too appealing

Its not but someones got to do it


Fork Handles

Posted: 02/04/2013 at 10:17

just got a text from Allotment Chairman am I spare at 2:30 to dig ditches to allow excess water to drain looks like I'm going to be busy


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

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