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  • 22 February 2017 - derickc
    Is it okay to feed my alder trees, fruit trees and shrubs with last year's potato compost. I don't need... (More)
    There is no problem at all, except that you might find a few small volunteer potatoes coming up, but... (More)
  • 20 February 2017 - Jos45
    Where can I get 'Sharpe's Express' seed potatoes to grow my own? (More)
    It is a popular variety but often sells out first. Just try all you local garden centres. They are still... (More)
  • 20 February 2017 - Zudy
    I have an agapanthus in fat bud for the last month! Is this unusual. (More)
    Unusual but not rare. Agapanthus sometimes, in mild autumn, winter or spring might throw up a flower,... (More)
  • 16 February 2017 - Nightshade
    I am looking for a small variety of Camellia that wont get too big and will look good in a small front... (More)
    You are in Dublin with limy soil, so you will need to address that before planting camellia which needs... (More)
  • 13 February 2017 - Seanbss
    I have Tulip bulbs stored in old newspapers in my garage. They are sprouting. Is it too late to set them... (More)
    Plant immediately ... keep the sprouts jsut about soil. Do not wait, they will be dead bef... (More)
  • 8 February 2017 - Deckyoshea
    Question concerning main crop potatoes . I simply cannot grow them as eelworm gets them or at least that's... (More)
    Potato eelworm causes plants to wilt in summer and a gradual loss of vigour and small potatoes, not rotting.... (More)
  • 8 February 2017 - Hassey
    I get a small crop of blackcurrants by removing the big buds now. Is there any cure other than destroying... (More)
    Big bud mite is a tiny mite that feeds in the bud causing it to swell. These buds do not open flowers... (More)
  • 7 February 2017 - Curious
    Just wondering what could have eaten my beetroots? Surely it couldn't have been done by slugs and I don't... (More)
    The photo shows more signifcant damage than slugs generally cause, and rabbits are the most likely, becaus... (More)
  • 4 February 2017 - Keira17
    I'm a mother of 3 small children and a mischievous labrador. I need an easy maintenance back garden. (More)
    We have a whole section on easy-care gardening on Garden.ie, at:http://www.garden.ie/easycare.aspxand... (More)
  • 2 February 2017 - sylvester
    Will Skimmia Japonica reevesiana 'Chilan Choice' which is both male and female pollinate S. Japonica... (More)
    No variety can pollinate 'Rubella' because its flowers have no female parts, such as stigma, style and... (More)

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