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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

Pruning a Photinia

Posted: 21/05/2013 at 09:59

uh-oh  so he LIED!!!! thanks Verdun - when do you prune back your Pink Marble, can I ask? mine's so pretty with new foliage at the moment that I'm reluctant to! It's only about a foot high.

Pruning a Photinia

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 19:59

Are Pink Marble Photinias as vigorous?! Man in garden ctr told me they were much smaller and could be better kept in check in a small garden - bloomi' hope he was right 

Hakonechloa All Gold

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 19:57

Thanks Verdun. Ah all you people with thriving Haks  

Actualy, the ground they are in is always moist - especially recently - but never dries out. They also went into new compost mixed in with well rotted stuff too. Fresh start.

In the brief time since they've been planted, we've had a week of dry and warm weather during which I watered them additionally.

I am trying to do everything they need - honest!

 

 

Hakonechloa All Gold

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 16:40

thanks blairs - they are both in very well-drained soil on my shadier/foresty area of the garden...I wonder, once established, if they pick up much faster in the Spring as well...

Hakonechloa All Gold

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 16:36

thanks obelixx - due to the rubbish Spring, they have been cold and always moist...I guess I have to be patient...do they need any special soil? Can't wait 'til mine spread a bit!

Hakonechloa All Gold

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 14:58

nursery, even 

Hakonechloa All Gold

Posted: 20/05/2013 at 14:58

Has anyone else been having problems with theirs?

Got mine in a 9cm pot back in late April and planted it in free draining and moist site, a little sun but shady most of the day - the bursery sold it as plant suitable for shade. My other one is in a brighter, sunnier spot, also free-draining.

I know it has been unseasonably cold and grey, but is it normal that they still look like small, shrivelled things with only 2 teeny bright green leaves, a month on?

Am I expecting miracles, given the rubbish Spring, should I move them or give up?!

 

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 09:48

What a fantastic response from all of you - thank you! I am off to my local garden centre to check out the dogs' B*** of bird feeders then 

My paltry sunflower shaped feeder looks kind of rubbish now...

How do I trim my Carex Frosted Curls?

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 09:43

 obelixx

Identification of tree /shrub

Posted: 16/05/2013 at 09:40

very intriguing!

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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