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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 12,449 ✭✭✭✭pwurple


    So much looking great in the garden at the moment... love my alliums!
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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,201 ✭✭✭black_frosch


    My very first black currant! Well it is still green :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 739 ✭✭✭goose06


    My little balcony garden


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,201 ✭✭✭black_frosch


    Blueberries

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,371 ✭✭✭Shemale


    San Marzanos have started to flower, touch wood have been very lucky, have been careful not to overwater and havent used any sprays. Cant wait to get stuck in!!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,201 ✭✭✭black_frosch


    Blueberries


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  • Registered Users Posts: 739 ✭✭✭goose06


    Sunflowers coming out now, smaller than last years but still lovely to look at.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,201 ✭✭✭black_frosch


    Raspberry

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    Blackberry

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    Black Currant

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    Runner beans

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,164 ✭✭✭DANNY2014


    Irish grown ginger hopefully

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  • Registered Users Posts: 739 ✭✭✭goose06


    Sunflowers very small this year compared to last year but still lovely to look at.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 739 ✭✭✭goose06


    some more


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    and more


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,477 ✭✭✭Pa ElGrande


    marask wrote: »
    Nasturtium would be nice, but might be late to start it now

    Mine are self seeding but they decided to creep along the ground rather than upwards this year.

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    Here are some more from this Summer, this one is Tigridia pavonia or Tiger flower. In general it does not survive the winter in Ireland so dig it up later on and store indoors over winter or else treat it as an annual, which is what I tend to do. The flower only lasts from 8AM to 5PM, but each plant produces 3 flowers over the course of the following days.

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    The next on is Cichorium intybus or common chicory. The leaves look like dandelions during the spring and the plant will grow 5' to 6' high producing a mas of blue flowers over several weeks. I believe you can roast the root from this one and use it as a coffee substitute.


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    Net Zero means we are paying for the destruction of our economy and society in pursuit of an unachievable and pointless policy.



  • Registered Users Posts: 334 ✭✭F.R.


    Thought I would post a sample of what came up from the Aldi/Lidl wildflower mix this year. Next year will be getting Irish wildflower seeds.

    Poppy
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    Scarlet flax
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    Adonis sp.
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    Cornflower
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    Flax
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  • Registered Users Posts: 334 ✭✭F.R.


    Some more

    Toadflax sp.
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    Coreopsis basalis
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    Mallow sp.
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    Calendula sp.
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  • Registered Users Posts: 334 ✭✭F.R.


    Final lot I promise

    Lobularia maritima/Sweet Allysun
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    Corncockle
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    Candytuft
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    Morning glory
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    Stock
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    Cornflower
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  • Registered Users Posts: 334 ✭✭F.R.


    My Dwarf Irises are a bit early
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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 506 ✭✭✭Hotei


    I recently installed a small pond (Blagdon Dragonfly 250 lt.) in one corner of my garden. Here's how it turned out:

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    Looking like a bomb has just hit:

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    After much head scratching and a lot of tweaking, I managed to get the edge looking like this:

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    Planting around the edge of the pond:

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    The planting finished and the water is in the pond (the water level looks fine):

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    Plants used around the edge of the pond include: Pachysandra, Mahonia eurybracteata 'Soft Caress', Choisya ternata 'Aztec Gold', Rhododendron micranthum, Helianthemum 'Wisley Pink', Campanula, Persicaria, Erodium 'Bishop's Form', Thymus coccineus and Erica x darleyensis 'Kramer's Red' (I'm not sure the Erica looks okay where it is and may move it elsewhere).
    The small tree with Hotei sitting underneath is an Acer palmatum dissectum 'Viridis' which should look lovely by the pond when it's in leaf again.

    Come the end of March or early April, I plan to put miniature Water Lilies in the pond and some nice marginals around the inner edge.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 506 ✭✭✭Hotei


    Crocus sieberi 'Tricolor'

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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,627 ✭✭✭Sgt Pepper 64


    F.R. wrote: »
    Final lot I promise

    Try taking a picture of the area as that will show the impact more


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,460 ✭✭✭mayo.mick


    Some of my crocuses starting to flower

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 506 ✭✭✭Hotei


    Chionodoxa

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    Wood Anemone

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    Convolvulus cneorum

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 506 ✭✭✭Hotei


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  • Registered Users Posts: 9,627 ✭✭✭Sgt Pepper 64


    Hotei wrote: »
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    for some reason, I always have trouble growing snakeheads


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 506 ✭✭✭Hotei


    for some reason, I always have trouble growing snakeheads

    I have them growing in a south facing garden in full sun, and they seem to be thriving.


  • Registered Users Posts: 735 ✭✭✭KK4SAM


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  • Registered Users Posts: 155 ✭✭seamusmacc


    spring


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,195 ✭✭✭GrumpyMe


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  • Registered Users Posts: 30,997 ✭✭✭✭Lumen


    Autumn colours.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,034 ✭✭✭Loire


    Lumen wrote: »
    Autumn colours.

    That's lovely. Would you mind telling me the name of the plant in the bottom left corner with the small flowers?
    Thanks,
    Loire.


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