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Latest posts by clogherhead

fence planting

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 20:06

oh forgot to mention ,they are called Living wall Planters

fence planting

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 20:04

Thank you all  for your input,there seems to only two companys selling the pouches that I am looking for , one inthe U. S A. and the other China

best wishes for the coming growing season


burnt paper

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 21:49

all burnt ash from paper can be used except that from old catalogues as the ink might be hazerdous to plants

fence planting

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 21:39

Hi all , last year on G/W a liner with pockets for plants  that could be fitted to a wall

or fence was shown ,would anyone  know where this can be bought on line

kindest regards Clogherhead

Plants between concrete path and wall

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 21:20

have you thought of planting mimulas (monkey flower) it only needs a couple of inchs of soil and will grow and flower in deep shade it will also survive temp's -10



New fork handle to old fork tine

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 18:45

Hi, there used to be a program on ITV years ago ,I think it was times past  i am not quite sure but if my memory serves me a man who had broken his fork handle built a fire and placed the steel part of the fork into the flames , when the scocket had got good and red he knocked out the old broken wood, Having imerced the new handle in a bucked of water ,to swell the new shaft he hammerd it into the fork.

hope this helps D

Secateurs.....bin them or sharpen them

Posted: 11/12/2012 at 18:24

Hi, in a recent episode of G/W Monty Don showed how to sharpen your garden tools including a secateurs,it might still be available on iplayer,(use an oilstone with some light machine oil and rub the curved blade in a figer of eight over the lubed stone,


Posted: 11/12/2012 at 17:57

why not buy a couple of meters of plastic liner that farmers use to cover there silage heaps . it only cost 3 euros/mtr


Posted: 02/12/2012 at 19:30

eveybody say AHHHHH ,.             mice in the house or garden shed /greenhouse are bad .put down traps with some Marsbar as bait 

New apple tree

Posted: 02/12/2012 at 19:20

I boought a new apple tree in Lidl last month new leaves are growing from it allready

is this normal, the air temp during the day  has been 2 -7 deg and at night 3 to -2deg c.

at night my allotment is in Drogheda ,Co Louth, Ireland.


Thanks Derek

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