Jess is in the Garden


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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.

Cuttings

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:51

Monty says to let the roots grow until they fill their little compartment (if in a seedlings tray) then repot. Then do the same again into a larger pot. He is my guru 

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:48

Hello All,

I bought my first small pot of this last year - it is lush! Tiny, china blue starry flowers, atop evergreen, spreading greenery (small leaved). Related to lobelias we all know, but looks nothing like them.

Amazing plant - never gets sick, thrives in heavy soil, in total shade. Whjat more could you ask for really?!

Except that i can't seem to get hold of any more.

I know I should probably just tear a piece off and do my own cuttings, but I never seem to have much success with these...


 

Gardenia to be moved

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:43

BUMP -  there must be an indoor gardenia expert on here somewhere 

Cyclamen Coum

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:39

How are yours doing Matt? I spotted the first few violet flowers on my cyclamen this morning (in between the hailstorms) 

Golfinches have landed!

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:38

I wonder why Susan?

Dorset, your set up sounds very organised! I only have a bog standard hanging feeder in my little garden. Am getting bird table/feeder envy, looking at One's set up!

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

The best mulch?

For a garden in southern France 
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Last Post: 05/07/2017 at 08:08

Best plant for an east facing site

Large shrub or tree? 
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Last Post: 29/06/2017 at 10:38

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: 16/06/2017 at 16:47

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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Last Post: 26/04/2017 at 14:13

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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