Jess is in the Garden


Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

Golfinches have landed!

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 11:53

You're welcome Forerster - good luck! And be patient - I had to wait months for my lot to appear!

Golfinches have landed!

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 10:05
Get the sunflower hearts- I'm no expert, but somebody else's analogy further back about pistachio nuts in shells versus roasted cashews, made me laugh! Ie, they'll go for what fills them most and us easiest. Nyger is diddly and small, sunflower hearts are big and tasty. I bet they'll have all decamped to your garden in no time

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Posted: 29/01/2015 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 

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The best mulch?

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No idea what is wrong with it... 
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Can't remember the name! 
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Utterly stumped - please help as it's losing all its leaves... 
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Pest on my house ficus

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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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Ill mimosa tree

Why? 
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Bracken fungus in a dead trunk

Should I get rid of it in case it spreads elsewhere? 
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South of France best shrubs for east facing wall

Enclosed, walled, south facing garden 
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Please ID this one for me!

Cutting from somebody I've lost touch with.  
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GW iplayer not working

- unable to watch tonight's episode! 
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Wilting pelargonium leaves

What disease is this? 
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What is this succulent please?

Label fell off and I can't remember! 
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