Latest posts by lynredshaw

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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.

Gardens And Beyond...........

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 23:32
I know, I took cuttings last year, and I dotted them around the garden cos they usually do ok, but this spring I decided to rake the leaves from around the plants (I do this with childs rake cos its small, ) and now I can't find them, whar am I like!

Gardens And Beyond...........

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 22:43
I have tidied the garden, but dare not disturb it too much, cos I can't remember where things are or what has survived the winter.

Where are all the birds ?

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 22:29

The birds are late coming back to the garden this year, but today I had sparrows, blackbirds, dunnocks,and a blackcap, and of cause the blasted pigeons. I have a seed tray on the floor  just outside the patio door so I can see up close who comes to visit.To stop the pigeons eating all the food I cover it with a large hanging basket cage which helps stop the pigeons getting the food. The  small birds hop in and out quite happily and the blackbirds  soon pluck up the courage to go in the cage,  the pigeons pick up the sunflower hearts that fall from the hanging feeders.


Posted: 04/12/2012 at 20:25

thanks for your replies I guess i`ll just have to hope that one year I`ll see it in its glory.


Posted: 22/11/2012 at 20:08

It has only flowered twice in 9 yrs and both times this late, I can`t bring it in because its planted in a south facing corner of the garden.

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