Latest posts by clogherhead

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 ,.


Fork Handles

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 11:59

good morning all its a balmy 5c here in Clogher head with sunny spells expected all week,so the weatherman says ,he also said it would not snow yesterday. but looking out my window across the Irish sea towards the Coolly mountains and the Mournes it looks it could be a good day


Talkback: Creeping buttercup

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 18:04

Hi , why not use a systemic weed killer , half fill a jam jar with weed killer and washing up liquid and put leading stem of the plant into the solution and cover the jar so as none off your pets can get at it hopefully this will solve your problem ,it worked for in getting of bindweed


Fork Handles

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 17:19

Hi all ,Miss Becks I meant to say from under her feet otherwise she has me doing jobs around the house.

Bunny ,the weather got worse in the late afternoon with sleet and snow but its not sticking .


Fork Handles

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 09:33

mornin all , there's no frost this morning the weather mans wrong again, its great living by the sea . well its time to get dressed and pack my flask and sambo's and go to my allotment out from under she who must be obayed .see you all tonight .


Save our bees

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 22:10

old garden saying "High Fences make good neighbours "


Favourite Gardening Books

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 21:03

my favourite book is by Allen Tichsmarch The allotment gardeners handbook a treasure of what to grow and when . it might be out of print now


Save our bees

Posted: 22/02/2013 at 20:56

Hi Bunnysplanet, perhaps if you were to ask them for the chicken droppings to compost

it makes good fertilizer ,


Discussions started by clogherhead

Bamboo connecters

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garden /allotment tilling

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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 
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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 
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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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Last Post: 19/06/2012 at 09:28
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