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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:13
Thanks everyone - really useful advice. Best to feed now or wait until spring? Very mild here in London and no night frosts yet.

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 15:35

I didn't know about magnesium obelixx - thanks.

And thanks to big too - I wasn't sure whether Sequestrin would just wash away with all the rain we've had (and keep getting) - unless there's a more solid form than the liquid I have used in the past?

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 12:47

ok

Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 10:25

Thanks Verdun you're a font of knowledge, as ever.

Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 10:21

You're right - just don't always have much time! But I try to use them only around a few more sensitive plants. Also have some resident frogs though, so would like to try eliminating all poisons, as I'm worried they could be harmed by pellets.

Nematodes for caterpillars it is then! Do you happen to know when they would be at their most active Verdun? It certainly looked like caterpillars could be the culprits, rather than snails, just because of the speed at which the leaf-stripping happened.

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 10:19

Which day are you all heading to Anglesey Abbey?

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 10:18

That's interesting Dove - thanks.

Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 22:36

Hello Verdun

Yes, I'd initially thought vine weevils too 9we've been plagued the past 2 years and I've used nematodes), but as you said, the leaves were completely stripped bare, rather than having notches nibbled out of them.

Little swines.

I had slug pellets down for snails and used nematodes for slugs.

So by process of elimination, could it be caterpillars?

Wonder if there are nematodes for them too...my garden will be awash with about 3 different kinds by Spring, at this rate!

 

Pruning a 25 year old Jasmine officinale severely

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 19:31

You too crack me up 

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 18:16

And thanks for the link Dove

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

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Garden design courses

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pests ID needed please!

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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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A big con or good?! 
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Met52 bio control for vine weevil

Not available to buy! 
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Plant ID please

a present  
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Nemasys Vine Weevil Nematodes

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