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Jean Genie

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What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 10:31

Ha ! I take it back ! We've got sunshine now - hope it lasts !  You cheer me up !

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 08:21

Well. thats the end of that then - we have rain - lots of it. Glad in a way. had a shifty around in the garden so I suppose it'll help settle everything in. Haven't seen much sun though - just cloud and humidity unlike SOME I could mention !!!!

Our NGS Open Day

Posted: 26/07/2012 at 08:12

Pam, your garden is stunning- The baskets are fantastic and everything looks so lush. You must work so very hard on maintaining it. What a lovely video to start the morning with - thank you for sharing your spectacular garden with us. Hope my blue basil grows as well as yours - its doing really well up to now.

Down among the chrysanthemums

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 14:00

Could they possibly be gall ? Do chrysanths suffer from that or am I being silly .

Flying Ants

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 13:57

That should be horse flies of course - excuse spelling ! So - the way forward is to don an N.B C suit whilst gardening. I Think they are sneaky - injecting you with anaesthetic so you don't feel them munching you.

Honeysuckle problem.

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 13:20

Thanks for that - yes just had a google about them. Well I suppose I won't be getting many flowers this year but the honeysuckle was in a bad way -  it does look better for it's haircut. I'll follow your advice and just give it a trim next time .

Flying Ants

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 09:24

Yep did that but too late - they are like mini scud missiles !

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 09:22

Hope he's wearing his speedos !!!!


Honeysuckle problem.

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 08:34

My honeysuckles are not performing very well at all this year - in fact there's hardly any flower buds and my friend says that there appears to be a lot of water shoots at the base. I gave it a severe pruning last year as it was very congested and was wondering if maybe it was a bit too severe. I have a Dropmore scarlet which usually flowers early on in the year and a Belgica but can't remember the name of the other one . Could anyone explain what watershoots are , please ? I couldn't understand my friend's version - thanks Jean.

Flying Ants

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 08:07

Not seen many ants this summer at all , flying or otherwise. Find that a bit strange as we usually have a problem every year in the conservatory and find a nest in the front lawn - maybe they are massing and planning for an invasion as we speak!!

However the horse flys have arrived - I got chased around the garden yesterday by one and had to come back inside to escape . Joe or anyone - why oh why do they home in on you ? I couldn't shake the little horror off . One bit me last year and my leg was in a terrible state. I fear them more than slugs !

Discussions started by Jean Genie

Strange fungus in house plant.

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Last Post: 17/09/2013 at 17:07

Thank you very much !

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Last Post: 19/03/2013 at 13:29

Missing Lillies.

Already potted the others. 
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Last Post: 07/03/2013 at 10:54

Begonia tubers

Sprouting seeds. 
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Last Post: 01/03/2013 at 15:13

Can I move bulbs now?

Renovating border. 
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Last Post: 17/02/2013 at 10:41

Tacca Chantieri (Bat Flower)

Has anyone grown one ? 
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Last Post: 27/01/2013 at 21:14

Jasmine Polyanthum

What do do with it. 
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Last Post: 03/12/2012 at 16:32

Lets hear it for the houseplants.

Indoor gardening. 
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Last Post: 13/11/2012 at 15:57

Pruning Sambucus in Autumn

Had to repot 
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Last Post: 11/11/2012 at 13:51

Iris rhizomes

Seed compost ? 
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Last Post: 21/10/2012 at 17:10

Can anyone identify this plant please ?

Lost label. 
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Last Post: 30/01/2014 at 09:32

Seline, Jack Flash.

First year flowering perennial ? 
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Last Post: 23/09/2012 at 11:56

Plants and shrubs in containers.

When to stop feeding. 
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Last Post: 20/09/2012 at 12:50

Winter pansies.

Why have some collapsed ? 
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Last Post: 17/09/2012 at 18:57

Fat ball residue.

What lies beneath ! 
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