Jess is in the Garden


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Golfinches have landed!

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 15:08

Ah I see  Mine was one of those really silly purchases one later regrets within about 5 minutes of opening the box, usually....

if it's freezing in Yorkshire, it could be why the goldfinches have gone. Maybe they'll return if you lay out some goodies for them, come spring! Have a look at this- love the short video of them singing 

http://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/discoverandlearn/birdguide/name/g/goldfinch/

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 15:01

I think I'll try than pansy face, thanks. When would be a good time, do you think- spring? I bought mine in the alpine section of a garden centre as well, put only because it said it loved shade on the label and I have plenty of that! It really has thrived on no loving care whatsoever. 

Cyclamen Coum

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 14:59

My pink ones have very few leaves - in fact, the ones flowering best are the ones with next to no leaves! 

Gardenia to be moved

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 14:57

Anyone?!

Golfinches have landed!

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 14:05

It isn't daft at all - I read on the RSPB site that they WILL migrate South, usually places like Spain, when our Winters get too cold. In London it's so mild they have no need to leave. Whereabouts are you?

Glad to hear that someone has had luck with the cat scarer...I have one that is a 2D metal cutout of a moggy, with scary looking glass eyes. I put it out months ago and found that the local moggy Alpha male had considerately pooed right over it 

Rats feeding on bird food! What to do?

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 14:02

That's a brilliant idea Treehugger! And even if the birds eat some of the chill, it really doesn't harm them?

Tree suggestions

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 14:00

How about  witch hazel blairs, or smaller lilacs? Just for some lovely scent too, which may be smelt from the flats as well?

I love witch hazel, but no space for it in my teeny garden...

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:58

I think I'll have to Lyn, as I can't find anyone who sells it any more - thanks! Do you stick the strands into small pots with compost, or just straight back into the ground?

Dying Yesterday Today and Tomorrow Tree

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:56

I have no words....

Flowers or plants with the name Sharon

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:54

They're beautiful plants. Get lovely and big in not much time. Especially love the yellow version. Outdoor girl is right - it is the hibiscus family, not a rose.

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Best plant for an east facing site

Large shrub or tree? 
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Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

No idea what is wrong with it... 
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Last Post: 19/05/2017 at 19:52

Small Tree I.D.

Can't remember the name! 
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Last Post: 09/05/2017 at 19:16

Ficus disease or normal phenolic glands?!

Utterly stumped - please help as it's losing all its leaves... 
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Last Post: 03/05/2017 at 09:17

Pest on my house ficus

Leaves drying and falling off 
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Last Post: 26/04/2017 at 18:59

Plant ID please

Is this a tree? 
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Planting in area where cypresses have lived

Do I need to improve the soil at all? 
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Last Post: 08/04/2017 at 18:19

Ill mimosa tree

Why? 
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Last Post: 14/04/2017 at 21:16

Bracken fungus in a dead trunk

Should I get rid of it in case it spreads elsewhere? 
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Last Post: 08/04/2017 at 10:26

South of France best shrubs for east facing wall

Enclosed, walled, south facing garden 
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Last Post: 07/04/2017 at 20:47

Please ID this one for me!

Cutting from somebody I've lost touch with.  
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Last Post: 31/03/2017 at 15:50

GW iplayer not working

- unable to watch tonight's episode! 
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Last Post: 25/03/2017 at 16:37

Wilting pelargonium leaves

What disease is this? 
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Last Post: 12/10/2015 at 12:23

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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