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Re: Gardening
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2010, 07:31:50 PM »
Consider a synthetic grass alternative here. Not  overly expensive and far less prep work in your situation. Maintenance free and will probably work out cheaper for you than a  good quality lawnmower.
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« Reply #16 on: June 27, 2010, 03:33:46 PM »
...and before you get cracking, or in this case, bursting, with the kango hammer make sure your water mains, telephone line and electricity mains are not in your line of fire, particularly around the front door, window area where cables for phone and electrics may be.


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« Reply #17 on: July 26, 2010, 01:04:18 AM »
Grasscycling http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grasscycling?wasRedirected=true
pros:
completely passive green act for today's lazy man
reduction in landfill demand
reduction in energy relating to waste transportation
natural nitrogen-izing of your lawn
something to do with worms and aeration
cons:
have to find other ways to occupy children

any clipping removers add any further cons?

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« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2010, 10:37:58 AM »
mix some sand into the soil for drainage
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« Reply #19 on: August 25, 2010, 09:34:40 PM »
Does the Rowan tree need a partner in order to bear fruit (berries)?
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« Reply #20 on: August 25, 2010, 10:30:46 PM »
Does the Rowan tree need a partner in order to bear fruit (berries)?

Great question.

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« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2010, 10:33:51 PM »
Does the Rowan tree need a partner in order to bear fruit (berries)?

It is self-fertile
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« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2010, 10:36:40 PM »
Good news story.

Earlier in the year, my garden was shit. There were more brown bits that green bits, and the green bits was moss.

I got some prices for those roll-out prebuilt lawns, but then thought feck it, I'd rather keep my money.

I threw my flymo in the bin, and got a mower with wheels, and put it on the highest setting. I threw down some grass seed, which didnt really work. When I was weeding the flower beds, I transplanted little tufts of grass onto the brown bits.

Hey presto! Four months later, I've a beuatiful lush green garden which my neighbour thought that I'd bought pre-bulit.
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Re: Gardening
« Reply #23 on: August 25, 2010, 10:49:34 PM »
Does the Rowan tree need a partner in order to bear fruit (berries)?

It is self-fertile

I planted one in Glengormley 8 years ago (a slip) and no luck after 4 years. Just planted one in Glenavy. Are they slow growers?
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« Reply #24 on: August 25, 2010, 11:04:12 PM »
Good news story.

Earlier in the year, my garden was shit. There were more brown bits that green bits, and the green bits was moss.


Exactly what has happened with my garden.  Remedying it on Monday by laying down 170 nice red square tiles. 

Anyone need a flymo and a strimmer?

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Re: Gardening
« Reply #25 on: August 25, 2010, 11:13:11 PM »
What size is your strimmer?
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Re: Gardening
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2010, 11:54:07 PM »
Good news story.

Earlier in the year, my garden was shit. There were more brown bits that green bits, and the green bits was moss.


Exactly what has happened with my garden.  Remedying it on Monday by laying down 170 nice red square tiles

Anyone need a flymo and a strimmer?
Sounds appalling
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« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2010, 11:57:22 PM »
Does the Rowan tree need a partner in order to bear fruit (berries)?

It is self-fertile

I planted one in Glengormley 2 years ago (a slip) and no luck after 4 years. Just planted one in Glenavy. Are they slow growers?
They are quite adaptable trees normally having a preference for good draining acidic/peaty soil but should grow well in most soils. How tall were these when planted ?
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« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2010, 11:58:53 PM »
First one about 5 feet. This current one 3 ft.
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« Reply #29 on: August 26, 2010, 12:22:09 AM »
First one about 5 feet. This current one 3 ft.
Most trees don't flower/fruit until they are at a certain maturity that such activity will not stress them. These rowans are relatively fast growing but may still take years to flower.
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