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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Posted: Yesterday at 10:02
Never ti me! It's so pretty in the shady bit of my garden where it does it's thing and covers bare patches between plants, if it spreads too much, I just pull it up. Hardly a thug like mind your own business

Old Wive's Tales/Tips and Wrinkles

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 19:45
Oh runny beak
Pansy your tutor was so PC eh!

Golfinches have landed!

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 19:43
That is classic! I love why you've named it the white mouse tradition. And by the way, they can be the best sorts of presents! Am waiting for my husband to give me a white mouse trip to New York some time, maybe in 7 years when I turn 50

Gardenia to be moved

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 19:38
Thank you so much! I will try everything you've suggested and have just checked soil- it seems snap but not soaking so I hope I have the watering sussed! I ALS wasn't sure how to water in the feed, once shoots emerge - best to water them in from the pebble tray or rather into soil directly do you think. Can't thank you enough-if you were my b neighbour I'd now go off and bake you a loaf of bread to say thank you! If my plant ever makes it, I'll post a photo!
Yes, I've had it about 3 years and it was on the garden until last year. Flowered a wee bit, nothing to write home about. No idea if it was a hardy type or not, but as I'm in London, it never really had to endure a really protracted hard frost.

Dreaded thrips

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 19:32
6 cycles?! My goodness, no wonder they are hard to beat...

Dreaded thrips

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 19:31
Thank you so much Bob.
No I'm not keeping any plants, as u mainly only have hardy perennials and evergreens, bulbs, cyclamens and the odd annual. I religiously cleared up all dead leaves this autumn too, as much as I could and sprayed insecticide over all the dormant plants.
Good idea to stop SB before, I did wonder if the SB would make it harder for predators to move too!
Can I ask you, do you use any nematodes on your thrips? Was wondering about the effectiveness, since the temperature has to be fairly high before they can e used.
I hate thrips even more than vine weevil- they ruined my garden last year

Gardenia to be moved

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:37

I need help! Please! I don't know what else to do with my fusspot plant and will probably chuck it out if it doesn't improve, but that would make me sad 

Old Wive's Tales/Tips and Wrinkles

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:35

KEF and runny- most Edinburgh girls under the age of 25 regularly go out in sub zero temperatures with practically nothing on  Used to make me weep when I lived there. I could almost feel myself getting a kidney infection, just watching them!

Pansy, that is brilliant 

Cyclamen Coum

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:32

Ooh your white ones are fab! And I'm impressed you managed to get anything out of a corm-mine never work! have to plant them with leaves.

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:22

Thanks pansy 

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
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Last Post: Yesterday at 10:02

Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
Replies: 43    Views: 728
Last Post: Yesterday at 20:16

Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
Replies: 17    Views: 274
Last Post: 28/01/2015 at 19:32

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
Replies: 7    Views: 162
Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 12:35

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
Replies: 6    Views: 260
Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
Replies: 31    Views: 1042
Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48

Hellebores

Best online retailer? 
Replies: 28    Views: 875
Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 13:12

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
Replies: 6    Views: 243
Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
Replies: 3    Views: 186
Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
Replies: 14    Views: 404
Last Post: 28/01/2015 at 19:38

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
Replies: 9    Views: 305
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
Replies: 17    Views: 330
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
Replies: 13    Views: 385
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:07

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Why?? 
Replies: 4    Views: 257
Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 12:25

Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
Replies: 7    Views: 311
Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 06:47
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