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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

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!

indoor palm

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 14:22

Anyone? Please? 

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 14:21

I love the one about elder. 

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 14:21

Yes- I stupidly bought some in France once, thinking I could with a bit of a detox...then had a vat-full over the day and was up half the night on the loo 

What is best around decking

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 14:14

Thanks keyser - will keep that one on file for when I eventually own a garden large enough!

tools I no longer need

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 14:12

dj some really good fiskars lawn shears 

tools I no longer need

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 14:11

Thanks all 

What is best around decking

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:59

Blairs I love Phormium - your garden must be pretty big to have several - I have none, no space! I particularly love Chocomint, which I've never actually found though to buy.

 

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?! 
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Last Post: 28/01/2015 at 19:32

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
Replies: 7    Views: 299
Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 12:35

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
Replies: 6    Views: 442
Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
Replies: 31    Views: 1462
Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48

Hellebores

Best online retailer? 
Replies: 28    Views: 1440
Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 13:12

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
Replies: 6    Views: 353
Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
Replies: 3    Views: 309
Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
Replies: 15    Views: 647
Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 11:08

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
Replies: 9    Views: 417
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
Replies: 17    Views: 493
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
Replies: 13    Views: 486
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:07

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Why?? 
Replies: 4    Views: 427
Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 12:25

Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
Replies: 7    Views: 481
Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 06:47
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