lisa massey

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Posted: 26/01/2017 at 17:04

Thanks all. x


Posted: 25/01/2017 at 21:14

Should I cut back red hot pokers or not? They are the old fashioned variety, evergreen, but long floppy leaves and I'd like to tidy them up but don't want to go too far and do them any damage.

Plant ID

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 21:14

Is the first a euphorbia?


Yew Hedge at Back of Border

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 18:40

Larkspurlady, we are taking up a yew hedge in the near future, there's around 15 plants at 5ft tall, if you are anywhere near North Yorkshire and we can get them out in a reasonable condition, you are more than welcome to have them.

Difficult shady area - ideas?

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 18:19

Podophyllum and dodecatheon are a bit more unusual but quite reliable.

Mystery Mothers Day seedlings

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 20:22

It looks a lot like the green manure I sew a couple of years ago which was mustard.

sarcococca trimming

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 21:06

Thankyou everyone. I'll do it.


sarcococca trimming

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 19:54

I'll attempt it tomorrow, It's a tad damp out there at the minute.


sarcococca trimming

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 19:42

I have no idea N. There's two of them and the other ones even bigger, but not in front of a window. I'm assuming that they are a variety of sweet box. They are a small tree with an oval mid green leaf about an 30mm long, they are in flower at the minute.  White tubular flowers about 10- 12mm long and very strongly sweetly perfumed.

sarcococca trimming

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 19:16

If I were to take the top off an established sweet box would it green up again? It's about six foot tall and quite a rounded bush, but is right in front of the kitchen window. I would like to reduce the height by about a foot, but don't want to ruin it if it isn't going to rebud.

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to chop or not 
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sarcococca trimming

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photo's part 2

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New borders

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Around my garden 
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new bird box

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Plant ID please

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Peonies and iris

mixed up bed 
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Lilly beetle

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old tights

plant pots 
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magnolia stellata

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another flower stalk 
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hot composting

building a hot composter 
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