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what is Mertus

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 09:54

Hi - I live in Jersey & have had a large Myrtle which flowered from July to the end of October every year. Looked like it was covered in snow, very pretty but the snow & south westerly high winds in 2012 knocked it down completely. Lucky for me it did have seedlings & one has taken it's place. This time I think I'll contain the height to keep it from the winds...hopefully!

It does have a perfume but seems not to flower when small. Mine is in the garden & there it shoots up quite quickly. Am waiting to see if it flowers this year.

It started out in a semi shady northwest/northeast aspect but once it cleared the fence it was in a sunnier southwest position. There are a lot of trees surrounding my place. 

Hope you find this helpful to you?


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 10:19

Many thanks Dovefromabove, I have done this.


Posted: 23/05/2014 at 09:55

Hi - having just received the email from Gardeners' World I find I cannot get the link to the Climbers & the Alpines to work - the Gallery works, so presume the links are faulty? 

Anyone else experiencing the same problems?

shrubs for shade

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 09:20

Many thanks to you all. That's given me a lot to check out & I'm grateful.

Have a good summer

shrubs for shade

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 16:01

Many thanks Dave will look these out

shrubs for shade

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 14:30

Hi - my fence faces northwest but gets the sun for an hour or so early morning this time of the year before the trees opposite get their leaves on.

I'm looking for a small (2-3ft w & h) plant, flowering mid to late summer with either yellow, white or pale coloured flowers which will stand out on this shady side.

The ground is fairly moist & I seem to grow most plants so think my soil must be fairly neutral/slightly acid.

Would appreciate any help.



Poached this morning!

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 11:25

Hi - if you've got a microwave do it in there so much easier & less messy


Posted: 03/10/2013 at 11:42

Hi - I seem to have an infestation of the above critters, they're just like sand hoppers only brown & they're all tucked in under pots etc. Having been on the internet I see they're not insects but crustaceans from OZ? I believe they must have been introduced with a plant/s but have got to silly amounts now & I want to know how to get rid of them. My neighbours do not have any.

I used RAID the fly spray on them the other day which worked but nearly caused me to expire with the smell!

Has anyone else got these pests & safely got rid of them & do they cause any damage in the garden?

As they jump about so much it's difficult to photograph!



Curved runner beans

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 11:13

Mine seem to get caught up in the leaves & stems when they're young & so become curved.

On a different note does anyone else get a rash on their arms when picking the beans & know why? I do wear long rubber gloves but they still seem to get a rash. 

Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/07/2013 at 17:00

Please can anyone tell me what those tiny, tiny hair like insects, about a mm in length are all over the flowers of the Sweet Peas?

Have tried to drown them by duncking flowers in a bucket of water before taking them inside but they're tenacious things & were still alive & hanging on!

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