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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,795 ✭✭✭ iamtony


    GreeBo wrote: »
    Its busy rotting away now, the smell is atrocious! :)

    I've had a few more pieces appear that I've added to the pile, but heres hoping I'm Bindweed free in 2021!

    Oh how many times ive said that :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,170 ✭✭✭ wildlifeboy


    bind weed is very easy to control if you get it early, i just remove them as i see them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 691 ✭✭✭ SnowyMuckish


    Had these two lovely visitors today!
    There’s no nicer feeling than planting something for wildlife, then sitting back and watching it come!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ kathrinalewis


    Red Hare wrote: »
    Allium Christophii on 29th June 2014



    This shows some good care of your garden.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,795 ✭✭✭ iamtony


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    Todays harvest.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    cute carrots


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,795 ✭✭✭ iamtony


    fryup wrote: »
    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    cute carrots

    I know ha. I planted them in my veg trug and nothing rrally grew great in it this year. I didnt replace the compost and didnt feed nearly enough. Spring onions didnt grow at all. You see one in that pic. They grew to that size in like April and havent done anything since.


  • Registered Users Posts: 655 ✭✭✭ zippy84


    Before
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    Sloped back garden, wanted to dig out a flat seated fire-pit area, a few flower beds left and right and replace the lawn with wildflower, except for a little path that goes around.

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    All the gravel came from digging this area and the bed on the right. Kerbs and bricks were just lying around. I will eventually put in some sort of dry stacked wall and some seating.

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    A late showing due to the work only kicking off during lockdown.


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators Posts: 7,222 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gloomtastic!


    ^ Good work!

    Do those bee hotels work?


  • Registered Users Posts: 655 ✭✭✭ zippy84


    To be honest it was more of a father's day project last year to try and get the wee one interested. But I have seen them occupy it alright. I'd say there's more attractive natural alternatives around the place. I've seen leafcutter bees and solitary bees using it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,376 ✭✭✭ Reckless Abandonment


    Fantastic job
    I love seeing transformations like that.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,089 ✭✭✭ Happy4all


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    Geranium Rozanne with musk mallow

    LoOks great. Are the flowers in pots?


  • Registered Users Posts: 691 ✭✭✭ SnowyMuckish


    Thanks! No they’re not in pots, there’s a 2 foot height difference between the lawn and chips, so I backed the soil with sleepers and put the flowers in then. I have pots of lupins, delphiniums and lavender to the front of them in the left hand corner in the top photo but it’s hard to make out in the photo!


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    a decent crop of pears for once, they're very hard though..will they ripen on the tree?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,375 ✭✭✭ Red Hare


    Pears are normally picked while they are hard and then ripened indoors. If you turn the pear up at an angle and its breaks off - then its ready to bring indoors. If it doesn't break easily itself then leave it - its not ready yet.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,794 ✭✭✭✭ wotzgoingon


    My mothers sextuplets(6 twins) Sun flower.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,523 ✭✭✭✭ GreeBo


    fryup wrote: »
    a decent crop of pears for once, they're very hard though..will they ripen on the tree?

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    If its any consolation, mine are the exact same.
    Nice crop of huge (compared to last year anyway) but they are like apples for weeks now.

    The birds seems to like them though :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,523 ✭✭✭✭ GreeBo


    Red Hare wrote: »
    Pears are normally picked while they are hard and then ripened indoors. If you turn the pear up at an angle and its breaks off - then its ready to bring indoors. If it doesn't break easily itself then leave it - its not ready yet.

    So thats why all the ones on the ground are soft!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,795 ✭✭✭ iamtony


    maDkhZW

    And still can't get my imgur links to work so here's a link.

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    Just throwing out an old plant and found an ant colony had been there. I've noticed loads of them in the back and front garden this year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 763 ✭✭✭ sdp


    Some fruit and veg from the garden.
    Bramley's, 2 types of eating apple, windfall pears,( ripened off in fridge) white, yellow, red carrots, and onions from seed.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 691 ✭✭✭ SnowyMuckish


    I came home this evening to this....a profusion of butterflies! I couldn’t keep track to count, I managed 15 at one stage. I’ve never seen anything like it. Verbena and Wallflower were the biggest hits totally smothered!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 691 ✭✭✭ SnowyMuckish


    Had a look at what the caterpillar food plant was for the small tortoiseshell and peacock butterflies, looks like my nettle patch is paying off!! I’d definitely recommend one in a corner of the garden!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,416 ✭✭✭ paddylonglegs


    I came home this evening to this....a profusion of butterflies! I couldn’t keep track to count, I managed 15 at one stage. I’ve never seen anything like it. Verbena and Wallflower were the biggest hits totally smothered!
    G]

    It’s called a profusion of butterflies?! Excellent!


  • Registered Users Posts: 691 ✭✭✭ SnowyMuckish


    Wasn’t thinking of the collective name, it was just my attempt at sounding poetic :pac: �� Just checked it out “a group of butterflies is called a "swarm," "rabble," "kaleidoscope," or "flutter of butterflies."

    Love the term kaleidoscope!


  • Registered Users Posts: 109 ✭✭ Skipduke


    Just planted some daffodils ,got 50kg (yes a lottt! ) , threw them in very thick. Now they’re only along the border of the lawn but I’m worried they won’t grow now. Any idea if they’re a gone case should I dig them up or chance it. Can’t add a pic but just a imagine a trench about 12 inches wide 3 deep in daffodils


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,416 ✭✭✭ paddylonglegs


    Removing ivy, is there any quick way of doing this? It’s running infront of a wall at the base of hedging. Any tips?


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 18,114 ✭✭✭✭ ShiverinEskimo


    No quick way. I despise the stuff. Pulling, digging and dragging until you think you have it all is the only way. Followed by tears in a few months when you see it coming back with a vengence.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,954 ✭✭✭ blackbox


    Skipduke wrote: »
    Just planted some daffodils ,got 50kg (yes a lottt! ) , threw them in very thick. Now they’re only along the border of the lawn but I’m worried they won’t grow now. Any idea if they’re a gone case should I dig them up or chance it. Can’t add a pic but just a imagine a trench about 12 inches wide 3 deep in daffodils

    They'll grow!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,707 ✭✭✭ Say my name


    Coleus plant I grew in a pot of 100% miscanthus biochar.
    It's getting the snip today for cuttings so I took the picture in remembrance. :pac:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,376 ✭✭✭ Reckless Abandonment


    That's a beauty.


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