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Latest posts by clogherhead

MOB rants

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 20:31

AT LONG LAST I can get a word in ,Why is it that some not all, infrequent users ask how do you do this or that   The BBC bless their hearts ,  have provided at the top of the page HOW to  lot of info  can;t go wrong ,

Derek woof woof

Feedback to Questions/Answers

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 20:17

nice cat different from the other one .


Feedback to Questions/Answers

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 20:02

But it would be nice????????????


Feedback to Questions/Answers

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 19:38

Hi Sotongeoff, On the subject of thank you's and feedback I think I fell into a trap about Bees the other day ,a question was posted by Irene Mac about saving bees she was also talking about not being able to keep chickens rabbits or bees saying that her local council had prohibited her from keeping them ,I contacted the council in Perth and Kinross  , I live in Ireland and they gave me an answer the following day ,they said that there is no by-laws on keeping the above animals or bees so long they are not a hindrance to other residents .



Posted: 25/02/2013 at 18:40

Hi all , another fine day on the allotment temps in the early teens  but a very sharp frost forecast for tonight , Bunny on the subject of nettles if a plant is in the wrong place its called a weed ,take the advice as Sotongeoff kindly gives it ,if you want to cultivate nettles i am sure you would be able to fine a suitable spot 



Posted: 24/02/2013 at 19:22

Hi Me again if you are not sure of the horse manure  do NOT add to your compost as this will become infected as well  .



Posted: 24/02/2013 at 19:15

Hi, as I have said in previous replies please be very careful of where you get your horse manure some horse owners sprayed their fields and meadows with a weed killer called Forfront there are many different trade names to this chemical but if is present in the horse muck it can take up to 3 years and maybe more for it to break down , it causes potato Hume's to curl like the fonds on bracken and the leaves of bean peas to wilt .


B & Q Compost

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 18:46

Hi ,With any bag of compost you are bound to get non decomposed bits , I always sift mine and compost the big bits so as they may rot down further .


Fork Handles

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 18:15

Evening all what a wonderful warm day Ive had in by back garden ,i made a new shelf  for putting more seed trays on in the plastic green house i bought in Argos last week €55 last year it was €75 thought it was a bargain just have to persuade the wife to get a real one next year a lean-to type so then I can use my fence which is south facing a 10 x 6 I think fingers x .


Paper pots versus what?

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:52

Hi chilli lover , I was in a shop recently named "Dealz" and they were selling compressed recycled cardboard pot in 3" and 4" pots for €1 ;49c I started to use them last week to grow peas and so far so good ,.


Discussions started by clogherhead

Bamboo connecters

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Last Post: 17/03/2013 at 19:05


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Last Post: 16/03/2013 at 08:41

garden /allotment tilling

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Last Post: 09/03/2013 at 22:25


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Last Post: 28/02/2013 at 17:24

missing thread

lost question 
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Last Post: 22/02/2013 at 19:00

2nd earlys

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Last Post: 17/02/2013 at 01:23


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Last Post: 11/02/2013 at 16:32

fence planting

fence planting liner 
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Last Post: 09/02/2013 at 10:50

New apple tree

new leaf growth 
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Last Post: 02/12/2012 at 19:30

Sloe Berry

For making Sloe gin 
Replies: 4    Views: 1163
Last Post: 14/10/2012 at 11:53

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 
Replies: 2    Views: 689
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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Last Post: 19/06/2012 at 09:28
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