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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

Nemasys Vine Weevil Nematodes

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 13:51

Yes, thanks for the soil info though - guess I could shove a thermometer in there!

Nemasys Vine Weevil Nematodes

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 12:08

 thanks Edd.

I'm hoping the grubs are still overwintering...but given the mild winter we've had so far, I'm not so sure...

Advice required

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 12:05

Oooooh Babs, a massive blank canvas to get your teeth into - how exciting! There are free garden design programs online now, that you can play with to see what sort of designs you may like. 

Try http://www.gardendesignpro.co.uk/acatalog/free_garden_design_software.html

amongst others.

Agree that the best thing is also to browse books, magazines, websites...can give you loads of ideas. 

Visit gardens too (RHS to a great membership), as well as parks and anywhere with a bit of green - write down what you like the look of and take photos. You can ID things later on.

As iGrow says, ask next door about their garden - find out what exposure yours has, what the soil is like etc - really important for deciding what will grow best and thrive, rather than thrashing it out with plants that may be unhappy in a particular spot or soil.

Go to garden centres as well, just to look at plants you may like and read the labels!  I used to do that loads and also chat to the more knowledgeable plant staff, who gave me tips and advice.

Above all, don't expect for a minute that you'll create your dream garden in one season and leave it that way. It takes time, loads of mistakes and lots of love and attention. It's a process, rather than a task to be finished. And above all, it's loads of fun - so enjoy!

 

Plant ID please

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 11:56

I love daisies...

Nemasys Vine Weevil Nematodes

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 11:54

I know I should probably be patient and wait 'til March, but I know the little bu**ers are out there and am itching to get some nematodes now!

It says the temp. needs to be 5 degrees C - do they mean in the ground, or the air temp? And is that at night?

We're currently hovering around the 5 degree mark at night, here in London.

Any thoughts much appreciated, as I need to get the large pack (£29 - ouch) and don't want to waste it. Thanks.

rhubarb

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:38

I have Raspberry Red in pots. Doesn't need forcing. Great cropper and gives us a good crumble right up to the first frosts 

What is this plant/shrub?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:36

www.plantsforshade.co.uk good for shade lovers incl sarcococca.

 

What is this plant/shrub?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:35

Definitely Sarcococca.

i have a cutting of one with precisely 5 flowers on it and it smells divine!

Is this a Cotoneaster?

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:32

 nut

help with difficult planting conditions

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 19:30

Hellebores, ferns, pulmonaria, snowdrops, cyclamen coum & hederifolium, north facing rose like Mme Alfred de Carriere.

Great online nursery I use, also has shade-lovers grouped into dry/wet shade etc and a good starting point.

www.plantsforshade.co.uk

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
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Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
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Why?? 
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Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
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pests ID needed please!

Rudbeckia, Hebe, Rosemary and Marjoram 
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jasminium stephanense

Never flowered... 
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Dwarf apple tree

How and when to protect the fruit? 
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Dwarf acer palmatum dissectum

Do they usually flower? 
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tools I no longer need

where can I sell them? 
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indoor palm

listless and poorly... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 16:41

Buying ladybirds or larvae?

A big con or good?! 
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Last Post: 06/03/2014 at 14:52

Met52 bio control for vine weevil

Not available to buy! 
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Last Post: 06/03/2014 at 14:51

Plant ID please

a present  
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Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 12:46

Nemasys Vine Weevil Nematodes

Is it too early to use them in the garden now? 
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