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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 22:23

Thanks Lead - some sunflower hearts in my mix too. Fingers crossed...

Talkback: Hostas, slugs and snails

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 20:27

Hi Verdun, I saw a White Wonder the other day and it was definitel weird! Quite eye-catching though.

Mouse ears is so sweet - was considering that one maybe for next year as I have way too much stuff this year

Halcyon is a lovely blue hosta - real steely blue, if you know what I mean, but I also love this one: 

http://www.plantsforshade.co.uk/acatalog/Hosta.html

which is very blue as well.

I have Sum and Substance, mainly because snails leave well alone and it's in the ground, as well as a large blue Halcyon (not as resistant) and 2 smaller bluish ones whose names I forget...

Talkback: Hostas, slugs and snails

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 09:58

Verdun

So far I've been lucky too and mine are ok but then I did hose everything down with slug nematodes back in late April and I think it has done the trick.

Have also substituted my lethally toxic slug pellets (against snails) for the less harmful ferrous sulphate ones, after reading a post on here

Colour!

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 09:56

My next door neighbour is yellow fascist too Bookertoo - and at aged 45 has only 1 orange plant in her whole garden!

Colour!

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 09:53

love the shape of your border fidget

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 09:51

Just did Lead - all looking good. But 2 wks I and it looks like all the birds that were in my garden a plenty, have flown!

Plenty of bees thogh

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:30

These all look great.

Finally got my feeder - quite tough, plastic cylinder with feeding platform and filled it with seed mix for my local wild birds...AND SINCE THEN I'VE NOT SEEN A SINGLE BIRD IN MY GARDEN!

What on earth is going on?!

Rhubarb Raspberry Red

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:28

Thanks Dove - wonder if I'll get the pull twist right!

Colour!

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:25

Ooh Wintersong, I love Queen of the Night! And mostly everything already mentioned, actually. What is your Death Garden?!

Got my first ever garden 2 and a half years ago and was very determined to keep it all blue/purple/white/silver to start with. Typical of the uninitiated

Then maroons/dark purples/almost blacks started creeping in to accentuate the whites and silvers...followed by bright orange geums...then splashes of yellow...and my favourite now is dark plums and lime greens.

Especially love dark purple violets with white alyssum, black nigra grass with snowdrops, Queen of night tulips with white ones edged in pink...clouds of blue brunnera over teeny yellow narcissus, lime marmalade heucheras against purple hellebores and acer palmatum.

Aaaaaah....

wilting plants in the sun

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:18

Oh and thank you also to biofreak for a great idea dn to blairs for that pearl of wisdom - I've been watering at night for years!

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Dwarf acer palmatum dissectum

Do they usually flower? 
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Last Post: 01/04/2014 at 17:12

tools I no longer need

where can I sell them? 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 22:06

indoor palm

listless and poorly... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 16:41

Buying ladybirds or larvae?

A big con or good?! 
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Last Post: 06/03/2014 at 14:52

Met52 bio control for vine weevil

Not available to buy! 
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Last Post: 06/03/2014 at 14:51

Plant ID please

a present  
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Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 12:46

Nemasys Vine Weevil Nematodes

Is it too early to use them in the garden now? 
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Last Post: 16/02/2014 at 23:26

eucalyptus illness

what is this on the leaves?! 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 17:52

Vine weevil evil :-(

What to do in Winter? 
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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 16:24

Skimmia Japonica

hardly any berries and very yellow leaves 
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Last Post: 17/01/2014 at 18:37

Where are my snowdrops?

None have come up at all! 
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Last Post: 15/01/2014 at 12:47

Identification of a large bush!

photo included :-) 
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Last Post: 19/12/2013 at 19:53

what is this bush, anyone?

Winter-flowering bush 
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Last Post: 11/12/2013 at 17:16

thyme pruning

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Last Post: 07/12/2013 at 18:29

Mini meadow a mighty mess!

alternative plants please... 
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Last Post: 28/06/2013 at 17:56
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