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Posted: 18/07/2012 at 19:55

this is my second year growing Rubarb ,just picked some lovely long red sticks . At the end of September put some well rotted cow muck around the stool but not touching the crown and lightly fork into the soil,

Slugs and snails

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 10:53

What a brilliant idea I will try it on my allotment this weekend

Potato blight

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 15:20

Copper suphate and washing sode should not cost anymore than a fiver

No Ladybirds

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 15:03

Its much the same in Clogherhead North Leinster ROI

Non chemical solution for blight?

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 15:29

Add 20 grams of copper sulphate to 35 grams of washing soda to 5 liters of water and stir , this solution is for spraying against pottato blight, but since it is the same virus that cauces it ,it may be the answer .you may need to do more reserch .

Blue stone

Posted: 30/06/2012 at 15:20

Thank you very much for your informed responce,I found it very interesting ,Can the dept, get anything right or as the artical says ,are we being forced to use more of their poisons in our food.

kindest derek


Blue stone

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 11:57

I have heard rumours that  the E U may be banning the use Copper Sulphate on allotments  and domestic potato patches how true is this????????

slug pellets

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 22:48

I was on my plot today and found on the leaves of my fruit bushes small gray snails there was no dammage done to the leaves  i have picked them off ,but was wondering why would they be there in the first place

slug pellets

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 00:23

as 4711 says beer slops work ,but some pubs wont give them to you on health and safity grounds so I buy very cheep beer in aldi or lidl

Is everyone else's plants very late this year?

Posted: 20/06/2012 at 00:04

where I am in Drougheda we are about 6 weeks behind the south of Engand

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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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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