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  • 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)
  • 30 January 2017 - HandyManny
    I'm trying to identify the "critters" in the pics. I discovered them when replacing some beech hedge... (More)
    The ground might be a bit heavy for beech and the layer of bark keeps it wet. Large beech plants often... (More)
  • 29 January 2017 - 290120171
    I have a new 12' by 15' by 10' tall greenhouse. Can you give basic maintenance tips already I have... (More)
    The current Jan/Feb 2017 issue of The Irish Garden has an extensive article on what can be grown in a... (More)
  • 24 January 2017 - liketolearn
    Can Pomegranate and Persimmon grow outdoor at Ireland? If yes, which breed is better? (More)
    Both are Mediterranean to sub-tropical, liking a hot sunny summer.They might survive, for a while at... (More)
  • 24 January 2017 - Dubgard
    I have got a load of well rotted horse manure and I want to revitalise my raised beds. What is the best... (More)
    If you dig your beds, your can incorporate the manure.If you use a no-dig system, the manure must be... (More)
  • 22 January 2017 - Zebedee
    I recently noticed a white fungal growth on my bluebells, wall and tree trunk in a bluebell bed. It looks... (More)
    The 'fungus' is a slime mould in a reproductive phase. It is harmless and will soon melt away. A curiosity... (More)

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