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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

tools I no longer need

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:57

Have tried Gumtree and eBay, with no success and wondered if anyone knew of a gardening website that allows members to put stuff up for sale on a board?

Thank you!

Aubrieta and fuschia

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:52

What?! A gaden centre visit on a Tuesday and CHILD-FREE to boot?

Envious? Moi?

 

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:49

Pissenlit (literally means to wet the bed!) is dandelion in French, yes. That's because they drink it as a tisane - it is a known diuretic - and blimey is it effective!

What is best around decking

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:12

Hello and welcome, Simon 

A bit of info about what exposure your garden has, would be very useful. 

Grasses generally like it dry, free-draining and sunny, above all.

A photo would also help to give us an idea of how large a site it is etc., if you have time to take one, so we know how large the plants can be that would go there.

There is such a vast array, that narrowing it down a bit helps.

 

 

 

indoor palm

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:06

Hello All, 

Whatever happened to Spring from last week? Cold and dull here in London.

My little indoor palm, which was flourishing and happy as anything before the Winter, is now anything but happy.

It tries to put out new leaves - these eventually turn darker green, then brown, then wilt. I have cut many off already.

It is about a 3rd of the density it used to be.

I fed it a week ago, in an attempt to revive it a bit. Nothing.

It is in its usual bright spot in the living room, up high on a shelf, away from direct draught and all sources of heat. It has plenty of sun and was very happy up there for 2 years or so.

Has it got a disease?

I can't see any insects. Maybe a rust??

All other plants in my living room are fine and healthy.

Thank you and may the warm weather soon return!

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After some help with colourful yellow shrubs for my garden...thank you :)

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 13:18

Good point Poddington - winter colour is so often neglected. Winter jasmine has bright yellow flowers on bare stems and looks lovely.

Keyser - that's wonderful! Didn't know that one. Sadly my garden is too packed with plants and too tiny for a cotinus - but one day.....

Lizness - brilliant list!

havadayoff - i have a wee yellow potentilla and it reminds me of yellow buttercups - so pretty.

Buying ladybirds or larvae?

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:52

Good point 

Think I got a bit carried away with the idea of a ladybird mansion, then tried to justify buying some larvae!

 

Met52 bio control for vine weevil

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:51

 Shame...

After some help with colourful yellow shrubs for my garden...thank you :)

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:50

I love them Tracey. 

Also have a New Zealand tough evergreen called astelia, which has bronze/purple sword shaped leaves, tinged with silver- lovely next to my narcissus at the moment!

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Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

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Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Plant. ID please!

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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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