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  • 1 October 2015 - Annclem
    Im making a new bed. I hear that it's better to plant in spring if you live in the north. The bed is... (More)
    Autumn is the best time to plant anywhere because winter rain settles the plants in, but an exposed spot... (More)
  • 30 September 2015 - Caoimhe7
    I have a magnolia tree which is now about 9 ft tall. It flowered in its first year but poorly. I moved... (More)
    Magnolia, and other trees and shrubs, often grow rapidly when first planted in the open soil, making... (More)
  • 29 September 2015 - MikeD1
    There is a section in my garden that I am unable to grow anything, most plants have died. The part of... (More)
    Choose some tough shrubs such as potentilla, weigela, spirea, deutzia and viburnum. (More)
  • 28 September 2015 - seansc1
    A green jelly like substance is coming up from the ground(typically between the months of July-September... (More)
    That sounds like algae and it can be very slippery and dangerous. It can be controlled by using Path... (More)
  • 28 September 2015 - seansc1
    The weed in the attached photo is growing like wildfire in my field beside my house on Achill Island.... (More)
    This is black bog rush, a sedge species, common in the west of Ireland on boggy ground.You can kill the... (More)
  • 27 September 2015 - Greatdown Gardner
    The plant in the picture grew from seed which I think fell from our bird feeder. It's about 2ft tall... (More)
    This is shoo-fly, or Nicandra.It is likely that it came from the bird feed as this is common. (More)
  • 26 September 2015 - eddiemac
    I want to start a vegetable plot, my garden had 10ins of soil on top of hard compacted stones and yellow... (More)
    Vegetables need a good sunny area with deep fertile soil that does dry out too much in summer.The soil... (More)
  • 22 September 2015 - jonathan K.
    I am looking for planting suggestions for my garden boundary to offer privacy for both my garden and... (More)
    Perhaps a mixture of laurel, hazel, hawthorn and some holly would suit you as an informal screen. (More)
  • 21 September 2015 - Barbara Ann
    Having tried unsuccessfully for three years to eradicate this disease from my cordon apple trees, we... (More)
    The problem you had was an insect pest called 'woolly aphid', a form of greenfly, that can be cleared... (More)
  • 18 September 2015 - Tessie Anne
    I have moved into a small housing estate, with fairly large green area. We have formed a residents association... (More)
    Start by looking to see which trees have succeeded in the area. Try to plant native trees, such as rowan,... (More)

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