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Latest posts by clogherhead

good effect of a wet summer

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 13:34

without being caught could gather some off the wild plant and mimic its growing conditions


Potatoes in bags

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 20:23

Hi Bexlloyd , it depends where in the world you are, is your grow bag on its edge i,e long side or short side or do you have it on the flat ,if its any of the above ,try this method :-

1/put a 2" layer of compost in the bottom of a purpose made potato grow bag .

2/place 5 of the seed potatoes on top of the compost .(shoots pointing upwards)

3/cover the seed by about 1/2" of compost .

4/Furl down the top of bag till its just above the top of compost .

5/when the Hume's appear wait until they are 4 " high and cover with compost .

6/ unfurl the grow bag and repeat adding compost as necessary and water every other day .

hope this helps



Fork Handles

Posted: 30/03/2013 at 17:05

How you all today been down on on my plot Sun came out at about 11 and stayed sunny till 4ish



TIPS ........

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 23:03

Hi ,A tip I got today from a Bee keeper to avoid getting stung don't wear anything "BLUE" they react to this colour it seem's


Fork Handles

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 18:57

it was but Oh said to go and collect 2nd daughter from her job she's off at 6 ,no she's off at 9 tonight and it's still bright out


Fork Handles

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 18:46

my you lot have been busy today ,did anyone do any Gardening at all

I'm just back from my plot it was a cool 6c but dry


Fork Handles

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 09:02

Good Morning all, whats with the all the name changing.


Fork Handles

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 18:36

Good evening , away at 7 to meeting on allotments and what if anything can be done about drainage ,talk when I get back '


What eats onion sets?

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 18:31

BOG  True True


MOB rants

Posted: 28/03/2013 at 18:29

Frank , Along time ago when our Gaffer had not shown up for work , I took it upon myself to ware his white coat ,and tried to get the men to get off their arses and try and catch up with our work schedule ,the manager as it happened came into the workshop at this time and seen me wearing the coat and asked me if I would continue as assistant Foreman until the real one got back he was ill , so for 6 months I did just that ,but then was asked by my Boss if I would like to do it on a More permanent bases  I said I would think about it and then he said something very strange , would I have the ability to sack someone, I said no and he said don't go for the job , I have not regretted that decision I retired happy unlike a lot of my fellow workers who went on the management trail .


Discussions started by clogherhead

Bamboo connecters

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garden /allotment tilling

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missing thread

lost question 
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2nd earlys

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fence planting

fence planting liner 
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New apple tree

new leaf growth 
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Sloe Berry

For making Sloe gin 
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Talkback: Where are the ladybirds?

on my allotment at newtowncross Drogheda 
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Last Post: 21/08/2012 at 22:44

Frogs on the allotment

from tadpole to frogs 
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Last Post: 07/08/2012 at 12:57

Blue stone

used for spraying on potatoes to help prevent blight 
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Last Post: 30/06/2012 at 15:20

Forefront weed killer

Leaves on potato leaves curl like ferns it also effects tomato, beans, and peas. 
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