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  • 13 November 2014 - Countryliving
    Please can you advise what trees I can plant in a very exposed coastal site in South Wexford . I need... (More)
    At 20 to 30 feet from the house, your best bet would be Olearia macrodonta, which is a broadleaf evergreen,... (More)
  • 9 November 2014 - Dellrook
    Could you recommend name of suitable apple tree to plant , i would like to plant two ,not too big and... (More)
    A good early apple is 'Discovery', and mid-season 'Lord Lambourne', both are resistant to apple scab... (More)
  • 4 November 2014 - Wollemi
    What plants would you suggest I use to conceal the concrete box in the foreground of the attached photo?... (More)
    There are two parts to a septic tank: the tank and the percolation. Shrubs can be planted near the tank... (More)
  • 20 October 2014 - 0304200812
    I have 2 dozen lupins from this year's seeds, in a cool greenhouse, about 12 inches tall, should I place... (More)
    Lupins are hardy and can be put outside, or they could be kept in the greenhouse either. Choose which... (More)
  • 5 October 2014 - Eilish
    I planted some Madonna Lily bulbs 3 weeks ago and they are now showing well above ground. I didn't expect... (More)
    Yes, this is normal for Madonna lily. Those are just basal leaves and the flowers will appear as usual... (More)
  • 18 September 2014 - Bloom68
    When is the best time of year to transplant an olive tree growing in the wrong place outside in Co.... (More)
    Olive trees are generally very successful when transplanted. Mid--September andOctober are good times... (More)
  • 9 September 2014 - Bloom68
    Do any readers know of a home cure or preventative for blackspot on roses. I have been using a proprietary... (More)
    There is no reliably effective 'home-cure' for rose blackspot ... or the shop-products would never be... (More)
  • 6 September 2014 - Arie
    Making a large heatherbed (70 m2). Using mainly winterflowering heathers and some conifers.What other... (More)
    On limy soilnear Kinnegad, you can only use heather varieties that are lime-tolerant, such as Erica carnea.If... (More)
  • 30 August 2014 - 091020112
    Are there any disadvantages to using a stone / slate or gravel mulch on beds to stop weeds. (More)
    Stone mulch is fine when the planting isrestricted and just for decoration, but when shrubs and flowersat... (More)
  • 5 August 2014 - JohnnyBlackrock
    This seems to be affecting my victoria plums. Will the whole crop be lost? Is there anything I can... (More)
    This is brown rot caused by a fungus that spreads by touching other fruit or by spores.It is worst in... (More)

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