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Wisteria training

17 January 2018 13:57:50

Planning and designing a new garden from scratch is an exciting but daunting task.I'm trying to decide what exactly I want from my new garden. My last garden was over 30 years in the making and it had many redesgins over the years.30 years ago age was not a consideration

There were sections of my old garden I really loved and one of them was a beautifull wisteria on a timber pergola and I want it back but not on a timber structure,  just as we were leaving my old garden the pergola collapsed as the base of posts had rotted  after about 15 years. 

My plan is to use some secondhand straight sided galvanised polythene tunnell hoops I purchased and will last alot longer than timber.I'm going to uses some for roses as well.

Any advice welcome.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 17 January 2018 18:00:45

Are you bringing your old Wisteria to the new garden? How successful are they when transplanted, especially at a good age? I bought three a few years ago and I've never had a flower on them since when they were bought.

seed potatoes

11 January 2018 10:02:00

Got buckets and seed potatoes in B&Q.I got black buckets but only orange left in my local B&Q

seed potatoes 2018

08 January 2018 14:46:00

Just purchased my 2018 seed potatoe selection. Got 4 var's. earlies only and that means I should not have to spray for blight as it is hard to get blight spray in small pack sizes.

Seed potatoe prices seem to be down on last year. 2 packs of 2 kg last year cost €8 and this year only €6.00.

I'm going to grow some in plastic buckets I got for €1.00 each,brillant value.The buckets would also be great  for growing tomatoes and an early crop of carrotts or lots of other veg.



Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 08 January 2018 18:44:04

Your starting early. Did not see seed potatoes in the garden centres around here yet.

Michele Maria Michele Maria 08 January 2018 19:47:06

They were selling Christmas decorations and seed potatoes on adjoining shelves in B and Q at the weekend!


Jackie Jackie 08 January 2018 23:24:17

Good luck with them. Something I’ve never tried.....maybe I should. 

Jacinta D Jacinta D 09 January 2018 02:31:00

Potatoes do well in big containers or even heavy duty plastic bags. And it's great doing them that way if space is limited. But you get a much larger crop if grown in the open ground. The best of luck with them. I would never have imagined they'd be for sale so early in the year.

Damien37 Damien37 10 January 2018 10:32:33

Buckets for one euro? Do you mind me asking where you got them? Thanks. 


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