Jean Genie

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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 !

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 25/07/2012 at 07:47

Cloudy again but like Jo4eyes says very humid and sticky . Had  potter outside yesterday and got chased by huge horsefly - think it was after my cake. Wasn't sharing. Hope it does thunder to clear the air - not a good nights' sleep. Geoff - you should be on the stage !!!!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 13:27

Very humid here and very close - think we may get thunder next. Not fair , I need cake .

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/07/2012 at 12:58

Still not happy.


What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 13:51

Not happy .


Clematis offer in Sunday newspaper.

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 13:33

Never  had a problem , Jatnikapyar - watch this space !  Hope you haven't jinxed me !!!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 23/07/2012 at 07:53

Haha - you make me laugh Geoff !  Looks like another nice day - bit of low cloud around but think it'll burn off. Housework first (has to be done I suppose ) then GARDEN ALL DAY !!!!

Clematis offer in Sunday newspaper.

Posted: 22/07/2012 at 18:27

There's an offer in Sunday Express - 3 clematis for £5. 50 p&p. Ernest Markham, Duchess of Edinburgh and The President. I've taken advantage of some of these offers in the past and have to say the plants I've received have always been in tip-top condition so I'm going for it ! So if anyone wants to rush to their local paper shop you'll find the offer on page 35. Hope I'm allowed to put this on the forum !

Discussions started by Jean Genie

Strange fungus in house plant.

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Thank you very much !

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Missing Lillies.

Already potted the others. 
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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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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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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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