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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

Mosaic virus

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 23:01

Oh poor you, it's so soul destroying, isn't it?

i recently had a plague of red spider mite, followed by leaf minors...did masses of damage and I nearly gave up...but a virus is a whole new can of worms.

have you tried contacting an Eco gardening online site called Defenders? John is really helpful at answering questions and has many natural predators for other pests, though I don't know if this would work for a viral attack.

good luck and never give up 

Garden design courses

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:53

As a career change, I hope.

thanks for the info.

how did it pan out for you, if I may ask, and was there a strong horticultural element?

thanks again.


Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:51

Is that a Praying Hands hosta, OP?

Very pretty.

Seedling ID Please

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:48

At first they looked like Perovska, but magnifying it, the leaves seem too flat...

Mystery Plant?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:46

Mystery Plant?

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:44

I could be way out, but it looks a lot like tilleuil, or lime, to me.

Garden design courses

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:26

Has anyone on here ever been on a garden design course?

I'd love to try my hand, but there seem to be so many versions about.

Ideally I'm looking for something I can do a day a week, over a 6-12 month period or so, in London.

London College of Garden Design looks impressive, but at 11k for a years course, I nearly fainted.

Does anyone know of the Capel Manor level 2 Garden Design course, either Enfield or Regents Park based?


Thank you 


Feeding Bees

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:21

Isn't it just! I think the bees in our garden love Greek honey in particular


unhappy plants

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:14

Don't know about ants, but my Rozannes, though not forming mounds as such, have leaves which are closer to the soil than the flower stalks.

climbing rose problem

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:10

Madame as in rose version, rather than dog version 

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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Last Post: 04/10/2015 at 20:23

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Lost 3, this is my last one standing... 
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Last Post: 11/09/2015 at 22:44

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
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Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 10:02

Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
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Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 19:34

Dreaded thrips

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

Clematis Cirrhosa

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

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48


Best online retailer? 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 13:12

Clematis Alba Luxurians

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

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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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:07
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