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  • 7 March 2014 - 290320101
    How soon can I sow a new lawn? My rural garden is in County Laois. It is fairly well drained, and the... (More)
    Grass seed can be sowninany month, avoiding very wet or very dry spells, but April and September are... (More)
     
  • 21 February 2014 - Olwen Sheil
    We have an old apple orchard possibly 130 years old. we know the variety of some of the trees but not... (More)
    Old apple trees when the blow over are usually not completely uprooted and can often be successfully... (More)
     
  • 14 February 2014 - polo
    Wisteria is well established, growing along a fence, c 30 m long, straggly & bits are somewhat bare at... (More)
    Wisteria can be pruned lightly, to keep it to size,in late July and August, cutting back all long whippy... (More)
     
  • 31 December 2013 - Noelfitz
    Recently in 'The Irish Garden' I saw a recommendation to prune a daphne. I had always believed any cutting... (More)
    No shrub needs to be pruned of necessity and daphne is the same, but the necessity is very unlikely with... (More)
     
  • 3 December 2013 - Culloville
    I need a fast growing, hardy, evergreen screening hedge for a location in county Monaghan, very frosty... (More)
    Holly is the best bet or Scots' pine if there is plenty of space, or a mixture of the two as the pine... (More)
     
  • 28 November 2013 - fran m
    Two years ago I damaged the bark on this tree in September, it bled badly and the leaves browned and... (More)
    Rhus is a good autumn colour tree and should havebeen good this year. It always flowers best on dry,... (More)
     
  • 22 November 2013 - Sari
    I have an Echium of about 1.20 metres in my garden which shall flower next year. How can I protect... (More)
    Echium can take a light frost but not a severe one. At 1.2 metres, the vulnerable growing point is raised... (More)
     
  • 31 October 2013 - Spring68
    I have sowed new potatoes and kerr's pink potatoes in back Garden which has not been sown in years The... (More)
    Potatoes can be attacked by scab diseases. One is common potato scab which usually occurs on light limy... (More)
     
  • 21 October 2013 - Sari
    A friend told me she wanted to tidy her garden and cut her lilies down as they looked very ugly after... (More)
    Taking offany developingseed-heads, unless you want seeds, is okay because it re-directs the growth into... (More)
     
  • 28 September 2013 - BrendanK
    I have a very steep slope down my lane/drive and currently have grass, but as the slope is about 80 degrees... (More)
    It is a rural setting and the best solution would be to plant a few hawthorns or birch, averaging about... (More)
     
 
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