Latest posts by lynredshaw

Hawk moth caterpillars

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 22:33

I have seen 2 ehm this year and I assume they're in my fuchsias somewhere, will it be alright if I tidy up the garden for winter,trimming the shrubs, tidying leaves and so on?

Talkback: How to weed and reseed a lawn

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 19:16
Should I scarify now or in the spring.

In my garden today?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 13:31

Fed the birds, cleaned up the mess the hedgehogs make,potted up a seedling fern I found in the garden, put my sweet pepper in the sun cos its too hot in the summer house, now its time for lunch, sandwich and a glass of wine in the shade,perfic.

Clearing out bird boxes

Posted: 09/01/2015 at 17:34

I have found that small leaves have been taken into one of my tit boxes, could it be a bee?

Talkback: How to deadhead lilies

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 20:30

Thanks fairygirl.

Talkback: How to deadhead lilies

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 18:47

I have 3 lilies in a pot, not sure what sort, but they grow up to a metre and flop, I stake them but it spoils their natural beauty, I gave them a drop of tomato feed every few weeks, could that bd why?

Hedgehog Free

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:23

I have been lucky enough to have  hogs for  the last five years or so, they sleep at the bottom of the garden in a ready built home and under a  shrub,,.I put plenty of leaves in the autumn as near as I can and they reward me by coming every night  just outside the patio doors to eat leftover bird food, ie mealy worm raisins sunflower hearts suit , plus dried cat food .one year I had mum and three babes,  lovely. 

patio cleaning

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 23:05

i have a patio with borders of lawn and plants, how can i clean it with patio cleaner without damaging them.

Climbing plant for trellis

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 16:38

You could train a pyracantha against the trellis its evergreen with pretty flowers  in spring and berries in winter.



Posted: 09/03/2014 at 16:02

I am always unsure when to mulch, will I damage new shoots if I cover them with compost.


Discussions started by lynredshaw

Polianthes tube rosa the pearl

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Bare west facing fence

Covering a west facing fence 
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Talkback: How to weed and reseed a lawn

Should I scarify now or in the spring. 
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Last Post: 13/10/2015 at 22:12

patio cleaning

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pruning a mountain ash

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Last Post: 11/10/2017 at 19:26

non blooming of astilbes

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


late flowers 
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