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winter tidy up

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 00:01

I tend  to lightly trim to give some protection over winter, and  if i have to put anything  in the greenbin  I prop the lid open to let any insects escape. 

pruning a mountain ash

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 23:30

Thanks for all your views,  I really hate to cut this tree or any tree, but  at 20 feet it was becoming unsteady on windy days and can't risk leaving it.

 

 

 

 

pruning a mountain ash

Posted: 23/11/2013 at 15:16

Can I reduce the size of a mountain ash now

 

 

non blooming of astilbes

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 19:57

My  astilbes produced flowers but did not bloom  for the first time in five years, anyone know what caused that.

Talkback: Trees for small gardens

Posted: 29/08/2013 at 20:30

I have a birch bark cherry  in my small garden, it grows to 5m in 20 years, it is very attractive all year with small white flowers in spring  and a lovely bronze/red bark must be one to try.

Talkback: Hedgehog spotting

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 20:48
I live in the midlands, and about a meter away from the patio doors I have a covered corner where I put a dish of mealy worm and suet for the birds, plus a dish of water, the birds make good use of this in the day, but at night for the past five or six years I have one or two hedgehogs who come to finish off anything the birds leave, for the last few years they have brought two or three babies, in the last couple of weeks the babies have been coming on their own, they know just where to go, and come and go several times a night, its a lovely sight.

Tomato problems

Posted: 02/07/2013 at 16:03

Hi  fron the midlands I have lots of flowers on my beans and a few have dropped off but can't see any beans.

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 29/05/2013 at 17:21

I have made an area  about 8' x 6' with a weed  membrane and gravel, I pushed the birdfedder stand through the membrane and have bird feeders with mealyworms, sunflower hearts, fatballs and niger seed, if the seed germinate s when it falls its easy to pull out.I also have a 2' corner on the patio just outside the patio doors, I have put a glass top on it to keep the food dry, blackbirds, robins, sparrows, and dunnocks soon get used to it, at night I hace 2 hedgehogs who polish off the mealy worms and suet.suietpellets

Tomato problems

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 17:22

Thankyou lazy gardener, will do.

 

Tomato problems

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 16:53

I have 3 tomato plants shirley, gardeners delight, and alcante, but I dont know which to pinch out and which to leave.

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Discussions started by lynredshaw

patio cleaning

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Last Post: 12/04/2014 at 23:17

mulching

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Last Post: 13/03/2014 at 21:05

pruning a mountain ash

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Last Post: 19/12/2013 at 17:51

non blooming of astilbes

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Last Post: 24/10/2013 at 21:24

agave

late flowers 
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Last Post: 04/12/2012 at 20:25

peppers

overwintering 
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Last Post: 07/11/2012 at 16:57
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