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You're making me jealous tropicman. I would love to grow tropicals but I don't have the space or anywhere to overwinter them.Besides I probably wouldn't be able to give them enough attention. You have a real passion for them obviously.
LOL,I have a feeling there are going to be lots of indoor jungles in the near future!!!
Last year I sprayed the heck out of the foliage with water,and sprinkled some Bayers complete granulars on top of the soil and scratched in a little and soaked the soil real well a few days before I brought my plants inside,and it worked real well for keeping the bug problem at bay.
Found this in Wikipedia on Ireland.
Because of its mild climate, many species, including sub-tropical species such as palm trees, are grown in Ireland.
Here's the link! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland
I heard this from another forum that the southwest of cork.
Well I'm coming one of these days,I heard about the black stuff,I heard it will put hair on your chest!!!! I'd brother have it put on the back of my head!!!LOL
First words My father taught to speak was Erin Gobraugh!!!!
Same as I taught my sons,we must have come from a long line of potato growers the way we love to eat them!!!!!
Well I believe it's close to your lunch time there,while it's breakfast here.
The pubs here,are now called sports bar,with huge televisons everywhere with all kinds of sports to watch,is this happening there?
Well off for my morning walk thru the garden with my flashlight ,before leaving for work!
Just about anything you got in the States tropicman - fancy a Big Mac or a sub sandwhich? LOL
A lot of US influences here especially in the bigger towns mainly because so many of Irish descent jet hop backwards and forwards. The little town I live in is far more traditional though but still has lots of activities, especially since it's on the River Erne and boasts decent boating fascilities and lots of great places to eat of a really high standard.
Yep,things are different and yet there the same,modern times are just about everywhere anymore,maybe some day you'll even drive on the right side of the street!!!LOL
The commercials here on TV say come visit Ireland,show green meadows and a castle,the seaside cliffs and sheep grazing in a field of grass in the country side.
I notice it never shows any trees,is there not many trees,there anymore?
No, not many trees at all and what there are have only been planted in the last 20 years or so. In the late 1800's to early 1900's there was a lot of tree felling done throughout the county - mainly, they said, to produce more farming land. It was quite a shock when I came over from the UK. I had been living in Wales where there are vast forestry areas. I didn't imagine Ireland would be so different.
Edited to say: Do you grow any flowering tropicals tropicman or are they all leafy wonders? I'm growing some unusual passifloras for the first time next year which will probably be only half-hardy here or maybe annuals.