Jess is in the Garden


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Hellebores

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 18:44

Perfect nut, thank you. Have you used them? do they do mail order I wonder....thanks again.

Hellebores

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 18:03

Have had a bad experience with Crocus (even though they have an amazing selection admittedly). Is there a good supplier who send out plants in great condition please?

Many thanks.

Warning - Roundup Gel

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 21:34

Oh god, that was a very lucky escape. How awful for you! I hope your cat is ok now. These poisons are so dangerous....

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Many thanks berg hill - I suppose doing it in November would be ok if I'm in London and the winter is mild. Then again, if it's a harsh one, the new shoots, as you saI'd, may be damaged by hard frosts. I think I may tidy mine up a bit now, as it got huge this year and is looking very scruffy....then prune it hard back as usual in Feb. thanks again, good to brainstorm on here 

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 19:59

 So far I only have your wise words to go by

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 18:27

 Thanks nut, knew I could rely on you for some sound advice! I may just do that.

brunnera Betty Bowring

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 18:24

My Dawsons White is nice, not as white as Betty B but still bright. I also have the Jack Frost. I'm also in London and had the shame problem as you with heavy clay. I just dug in and turned over the soil many many times and in the end the brunnera were happy  Took time though.

Peace Lily HELP!

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 18:20

Also, overwatering can kill them. They actually like it quite dry, with regular misting of leaves, but never sitting in water. They can go a long time without water actually. And as welsh says, our of sunlight, better in bright area away from direct heat sources. Like a good feed too.

Peace Lily HELP!

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 18:18

Oh no, that looks really poorly. I agree with Hosta. Get a new one. Unless thee are soil nematodes for that particular pest, which you could water in, but it looks like it may be a bit too late...

Late perennials for the white garden

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 18:10

Definitely white violas and Honorine Joubert anemone. Mine a still going strong. Also white begonias just repeat flower well into October, if they're in a sheltered spot - mine are still covered in flowers.

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Wilting pelargonium leaves

What disease is this? 
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Last Post: 12/10/2015 at 12:23

What is this succulent please?

Label fell off and I can't remember! 
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Last Post: 04/10/2015 at 20:23

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Lost 3, this is my last one standing... 
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Last Post: 31/01/2017 at 14:43

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
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Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 10:02

Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
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Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 19:34

Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
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Last Post: 28/01/2015 at 19:32

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 12:35

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48

Hellebores

Best online retailer? 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 13:12

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
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Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 11:08

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43
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