Latest posts by Meomye

Lilac bush

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 16:12

I would like to reduce my Lilac by at least 3 feet in height but was wondering if it will be ok as I will be on the 'old wood'. Will it recover or should I only be cutting into new growth? thanks 

Increase border and edge with bricks?

Posted: 23/05/2017 at 16:27

Hi, my current border is virtually non existent which I would like to remedy but have no idea where to start. It varies in depth and is a long continuous line (no curves) which I would like to even up and (feeling really ambitious) add some sort of bricks so that I can mow over. I would like to know in a simple step by step process if possible, for instance, how do you even plan a neat line? I have seen people put string lines down but how do you know they are straight? Sorry but this has often puzzled me 

Why is my astilbe dying??

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 07:05

May I ask what conditions/positions are best for Astilbe? and are they ok in pots? thanks

Dwarf runner beans

Posted: 03/05/2017 at 17:03

Sorry, me again. I have temporarily potted my beans (smallish pots for now) but they are getting very tall and looking a bit limp. I have put some small supports in but I am not sure if I am watering too much/too little. I am just trying to keep them moist, is this correct please?

Stinking shrub

Posted: 01/05/2017 at 16:21

Hi Val, it's probably a Viburnum as 'Mowtastic' says and the smell is from the plant being attacked by Viburnam beetle I know because my neighbour has one and every year when it is under attack it smells like dog mess ! 

Jam jar flowers

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 16:11

Well done everyone, what beautiful specimens. I can't believe you all have so much going on in your gardens at this time of year.

Ladybird, please could you tell me which Choisya that is in your picture? it looks lovely and the fact that you said it was fragrant makes me want one. 

Lawn edging

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 07:10

Wow, after watching garden rescue I was in awe of the man with the 'best kept lawn' and it got me wondering what you lovely people use to keep your edges neat. I notice a lot of people still prefer to do it manually as opposed to 'strimmers' and the like. Any particular tools you can't live without?

Dwarf runner beans

Posted: 24/04/2017 at 13:58

Sorry, more questions! 

I think I will put them into individual small pots for now. Is it ok to use the Growsure vegetable compost that I purchased for later? Do beans require pinching out like tomatoes? only I have noticed something that resembles a flower bud . At what point does feeding commence? Many thanks 

Dwarf runner beans

Posted: 23/04/2017 at 08:11

Hi Raisingirl, thanks for reply, on closer inspection there only 3 plants in the strip which are in 7cm square plastic sections and the beans are already 23cm high. I am intending on putting them all in one pot. 

Painting garden ornaments

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 07:37

There are some very good spray paints available for outdoor resin Lyn, you will be glad to know you can even get ones that resemble stone! check out 'Rust-Oleum's painter's touch' these are easily available in Wilko's, and most DIY stores. Also, the DIY stores like b &q do their own brands. There are lots of colours and 'finishes' to be had. I love playing around with these. 

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