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The storm has hit Cork quite badly, they got it first this morning, it has been moving up the west coast and we are feeling the gusts, at the moment, this is no worse than we have had in the past, but the storm is still centred round Galway as far as I can make out. The whole of Ireland is closed, t...
- Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:05 am
- Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
- Topic: Hi newbie here
- Replies: 6
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Hi welcome to Ish. I am in Ireland too, but in the wet bit, we have also restored an old house, you might be interested in the Inspirational Homes site, we open our house along with lots of others over the weekend in October for people doing restorations, self builds etc http://www.greendoorireland....
I wish I had done all my fruit trees as step overs or something now, the rooks come down and peck every ripe apple, usually just once, a big beak into each lovely apple. Looks a lovely productive little tree
- Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:27 pm
- Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
- Topic: tomato varietys less prone to blossom rot
- Replies: 4
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mulching is also the key to avoiding blossom end rot, I use a lot of grass mowings in my tunnel, grow hundred of pounds of tomatoes a year and never have a problem, use soaker hose in the soil and then a good mulching
- Fri Jun 09, 2017 7:09 am
- Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
- Topic: Tunnel vision
- Replies: 5
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Looking wonderful. I am quite inspired by your grape, I keep thinking I will put two in my tunnel, but I am really bad at pruning things back, I have a hard time side shooting tomatoes, they just look so happy growing away. I am guessing you have to keep pruning off side shoots etc to keep it tame?
- Fri May 19, 2017 12:49 pm
- Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
- Topic: First home grown lunch of the year
- Replies: 5
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it's wall to wall smug round here
it is under aphid attack, blackfly, possibly greenfly in the scrunched up leaves, they will affect the tree eventually how you deal with it is up to you, I am organic, I would probably hang a couple of fat balls in the trees to attract tits, they will harvest aphids while they wait for the fat, remo...
- Sat May 06, 2017 10:48 pm
- Forum: I read the news today, oh boy.
- Topic: Brits banned from overseas hotels...
- Replies: 10
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I read it in several papers, all inclusive resorts seem to be targeted by bogus food poisoning claims so they are considering a ban on British people