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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

Year-old photinia "red robin" hedge looking sick

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 22:14

My photinia was massacred by vine weevil last spring. lots of holes and notches cut out of the leaves. 

Rudbeckia, when should it start to shoot?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 22:08

Mine started to shoot end Feb and are about 4cm now.

tools I no longer need

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 21:29

Yes Steve, I agree- a seed swap/tools for sale/plants to sell or swap - would be a fab idea!

tools I no longer need

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 21:28

Thank you- no one interested in eBay. Must admit was surprised as it's almost new and worth a bit! 

I use free cycle frequently, bit for once would have liked to get a few quid for a good almost-new product- to buy some more plants with 

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 21:23

Ooooh star 


A vat of Provado is in the post for you, Verdun 

indoor palm

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 16:41

Thanks Blairs - mine is east facing, with about 1 hour max of morning direct light, then just bright light. I will try to mist it more frequently though, as probably haven't done this enough.

tools I no longer need

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 16:39

Ooh Forester, good idea! Thank you. 

indoor palm

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 16:33

Thanks Dove - I have misted the leaves though...and it is in a cool room without a strong radiator and no double glazing

I'll try repotting though.

Aubrieta and fuschia

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 14:32

Ah yes, the joys of garden centres that have friendly pet cat, fish tank, even cool ornamental animals to look at - all add up when trying to get that precious 15 minutes alone to choose a plant, without kids 

That said, my 6 yr old is a star and loves garden centres so much (I trained her well from an early age), that I have a new 'problem' now: she goes and gets her own trolley, then proceeds to liAd it up with "all the plants we need for our garden because they are so pretty", leading to much deliberation and compromise before reaching the tills

Slugs

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 14:24

Nematodes work a treat to keep slugs away from my plants.

Not cheap, but they do work for about 3 months after one application.

 

Liking the sound of these organic pellets!

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: 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?! 
Replies: 17    Views: 477
Last Post: 28/01/2015 at 19:32

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
Replies: 7    Views: 250
Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 12:35

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
Replies: 6    Views: 385
Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
Replies: 31    Views: 1302
Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48

Hellebores

Best online retailer? 
Replies: 28    Views: 1293
Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 13:12

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
Replies: 6    Views: 295
Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
Replies: 3    Views: 249
Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
Replies: 15    Views: 566
Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 11:08

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
Replies: 9    Views: 360
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
Replies: 17    Views: 437
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
Replies: 13    Views: 439
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:07

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Why?? 
Replies: 4    Views: 344
Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 12:25

Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
Replies: 7    Views: 397
Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 06:47
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