The advanced gardening thread


#201

This lad got a belt of the aughinish alumina magic dust


#202

That’s why they are so red. It’s all bauxite.


#203

What exactly is that?


#204

Bauxite is the ore alumina is extracted from. The red residue is actually iron oxide leftovers from the process, also known as red mud.


#205

Is that a bad thing? Thanks for the basic terminology, I did try to google it


#206

So there’s two hidden jokes here, @Ambrose_McNulty was referring to the fact bauxite and its leftovers has radioactive metals like uranium, and my comment is related to the likelihood of naturally ripened strawberries in whest Limerick.


#207

Clearly I have a lot to learn about radioactivity, slagging Limerick about its climate, and strawberries…thanks for the heads-up


#208

Jesus don’t get started on this one.


#209

You could spend a lifetime and still be only scratching the surface… and that’s just the assorted personas of @Robert_Emmet.


#210

Most of the plants are in grow bags on a suspended shelf in the tunnel so it’s not really an issue, any that are in containers I’ve put straw around them to keep them off the soil.


#211

My patio damson tree is fruiting for the first time this year. Giddy.


#212

There seems to be some class of a plum tree running riot in my parents orchard. There are new trees popping up all over the place. I wasn’t actually sure what they were when the first ones appeared a few years ago but left them off to see if they would produce anything (which they didn’t). This year a few of them do seem to be bearing fruit, would there be any chance there’s some sort of male/female thing going on? Where only one will bear fruit but needs the presence of the male? If not I’ll just mark the ones that bore fruit this year and cut out the rest.


#213

No blossom at all on my plum tree this year, may be no fruit on it at all in August. Was it because of the cold spring?


#214

I find our plum trees very hit and miss, some years you’d have a great harvest and other years nothing. Looks to be a decent crop coming on the established trees this year.


#215

You’re just plum out of luck


#216

My damson didn’t flower at all last year. It flowered as soon as it could this year. I’d say the snow scared the shite out of it and it decided it better procreate before the cold killed it.


#217

Why don’t you leave your dam son alone. Times are changing you know.


#218

Why don’t you fuck off


#219

Why don’t you go and boil your empty worthless skull. Harping away about some bloody damson bush on a couple of tiles you call a patio.
I try and inject a little humour into the situation, purely to alleviate everyone’s embarrassment - and you abuse me.
What an I’ll mannered ill bred tube.


#220

Sorry. I didn’t realise it was an attempt at humour.