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by The Waxbill
Wed May 13, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Compost
Replies: 12
Views: 3217

Re: Compost

I found the Lidl multi purpose compost quite good this year. It's in 60lt bags for 4euro. It seems to be peat based but with a good loamy soil content in it too (supposedly this is John Innes No.2). I bought some of the Verve multi purpose from B&Q last year but thought it was poor, lots of lumps of...
by The Waxbill
Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: Book Reviews
Topic: Timeless Simplicity by JOhn Lane
Replies: 4
Views: 2411

Re: Timeless Simplicity by JOhn Lane

I read Timeless Simplicity by John Lane after it was recommended reading on here. An excellent read, I really enjoyed it. I only wish I had the courage to live it...
by The Waxbill
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: The ish Local - (Chat)
Topic: Selfsufficientish dishwasher
Replies: 14
Views: 1072

Re: Selfsufficientish dishwasher

Hi guys a tip for anyone who must use a dishwasher, connect the hot water pipe to it instead of the cold water pipe, that way it doesn't have to heat the water when it goes in.

Ger.
by The Waxbill
Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: onions bolting what can i do?
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: onions bolting what can i do?

Well I cut off all the shoots with the seed heads as low down as I could. I pulled up one or two of the onions but there wasn't much of a bulb. I'm considering just pulling them up and using the space to grow something else. Or should I wait another few weeks and try to harvest them?

Ger.
by The Waxbill
Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: onions bolting what can i do?
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

onions bolting what can i do?

Or at least i think they are bolting. They have a long stalk with a sort of pod on top, I presume this contains the seed. i believe this isn't good. Can anyone tell me why and what do i do now? Thanks.

Ger.
by The Waxbill
Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Poultry Shield
Replies: 0
Views: 747

Poultry Shield

Hi guys, do any of our Irish members know where I can get Poultry Shield in Ireland. I can buy it online from a few places in the UK but the delivery costs are very expensive.

Ger.
by The Waxbill
Fri May 08, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Carrots how long?
Replies: 17
Views: 1680

Re: Carrots how long?

Thanks MW, can't wait to be honest :lol:

Ger.
by The Waxbill
Thu May 07, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Livestock
Topic: Organic chicken feed
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Organic chicken feed

Does anyone know where I can get organic chicken pellets in Ireland?

Ger.
by The Waxbill
Wed May 06, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: I think I've made a big mistake
Replies: 16
Views: 2239

Re: I think I've made a big mistake

Thanks Julie, I suppose we'll just have to persevere. It's not too bad anyway as long as I stay on top of it.

Ger.
by The Waxbill
Wed May 06, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Carrots how long?
Replies: 17
Views: 1680

Re: Carrots how long?

Yep - little rows of grass-like tufts are be coming up there, Waxbill - that be carrots!! (Haha - I really must change my FB language back to english........) Ger, whilst I am here - MuddyWitch & her hubby are coming over for a visit next week - we're planning a get-together with folks on one of th...
by The Waxbill
Tue May 05, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: I think I've made a big mistake
Replies: 16
Views: 2239

Re: I think I've made a big mistake

Well the dock has been finding it's way through my raised beds over the few weeks, what a pain! All I can do is pinch them out as they come through the soil or does anyone have any better ideas? It's so fast growing and the shoots go way down into the soil under my beds.

Ger.
by The Waxbill
Tue May 05, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Carrots how long?
Replies: 17
Views: 1680

Re: Carrots how long?

Thanks guys for the replies. I had a look again today and there is something coming up now actually. The trouble is how do I know they are the carrots and not weeds? What do carrot seedlings look like. They look sort of like grass seedlings at the moment. Anyway I sowed some more today just in case ...
by The Waxbill
Mon May 04, 2009 5:06 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Carrots how long?
Replies: 17
Views: 1680

Carrots how long?

I think my carrots are not going to come up. I sowed the seeds 3 to 4 weeks ago and no sign of any seedlings coming up yet. How long do they take usually and should I start again?

Ger.
by The Waxbill
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: I think I've made a big mistake
Replies: 16
Views: 2239

Re: I think I've made a big mistake

Wow thanks guys that sure is a relief. Hi Julie I just got lucky with the digger, I was thinking of you when I read your thread earlier, it's back breaking work, I know i moved tons of earth a few weeks ago for another project and it nearly killed me, a digger really is worth it's weight in gold and...
by The Waxbill
Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: I think I've made a big mistake
Replies: 16
Views: 2239

I think I've made a big mistake

I've recently made some raised beds for growing vegetables. My land is covered in grasses and weeds and rather than try to get rid of the weeds I decided to try and grow in raised beds. I don't like the idea of using chemicals like weedkillers either. I got some excellent topsoil delivered yesterday...