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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

finding it hard to level out soil for grass seed.

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 15:42

Rotivator first?

Or cheat and use easy to roll turf 

Erodium Bishops Form

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 15:40

Why is this?

It flowered in its first year, in a raised flower bed, and then never since (that was 3 years ago). Haven't moved it. Free draining, lots of sun, lovely leaves and seems very lush.

Am I doing something wrong?!

Plant. ID please!

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 14:27

Thanks all.

it is that name I was thinking of - but add autocorrect to my abysmal spelling and you get Free Montedhendron 


Thanks again x

Mr Monty Don at Ventnor Down to Earth Evening

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 10:05

Oooooh jealous!

Thanks for sharing - I love Monty 

Jasmine - which one?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 09:57

And welcome from me too 

Jasmine - which one?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 09:57

That is an impressive plant - I'm getting trachelospermum envy too now  mine is sooooo small still and grows soooooo slowly!

Plant. ID please!

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 09:55

Someone was throwing it out (my neighbour has the shrub now) and she gave me this cutting.

No idea what it is - possibly a free montedhendron? (Sorry about the spelling).

Some buds starting to form, but may be a while until we see any flowers.



Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 12:25

Aaah, thanks Dove.

must be the one I have then - skeletal leaves are the norm.

so nice that you still keep in touch with the old plants in your old garden 

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 12:18

Hello Dove 

Thanks for that. Maybe I have those idea what they look like, but leaves have been chomped through everywhere.

Guess I could use nematodes.

do you still have yours and did it get plagued with fungus?

Window sill - fly

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 12:17

"window-sill fly" 


Nearly went off to google this new species of pest, til I read your post! That's exactly what I have too and also what I have always called them 

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

What is this succulent please?

Label fell off and I can't remember! 
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Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Lost 3, this is my last one standing... 
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Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
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Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
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Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
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Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
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Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
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Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Best online retailer? 
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Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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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

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
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