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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

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.

 

tools I no longer need

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:57

Have tried Gumtree and eBay, with no success and wondered if anyone knew of a gardening website that allows members to put stuff up for sale on a board?

Thank you!

Aubrieta and fuschia

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:52

What?! A gaden centre visit on a Tuesday and CHILD-FREE to boot?

Envious? Moi?

 

worst gardening old wives tales

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:49

Pissenlit (literally means to wet the bed!) is dandelion in French, yes. That's because they drink it as a tisane - it is a known diuretic - and blimey is it effective!

What is best around decking

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:12

Hello and welcome, Simon 

A bit of info about what exposure your garden has, would be very useful. 

Grasses generally like it dry, free-draining and sunny, above all.

A photo would also help to give us an idea of how large a site it is etc., if you have time to take one, so we know how large the plants can be that would go there.

There is such a vast array, that narrowing it down a bit helps.

 

 

 

indoor palm

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 11:06

Hello All, 

Whatever happened to Spring from last week? Cold and dull here in London.

My little indoor palm, which was flourishing and happy as anything before the Winter, is now anything but happy.

It tries to put out new leaves - these eventually turn darker green, then brown, then wilt. I have cut many off already.

It is about a 3rd of the density it used to be.

I fed it a week ago, in an attempt to revive it a bit. Nothing.

It is in its usual bright spot in the living room, up high on a shelf, away from direct draught and all sources of heat. It has plenty of sun and was very happy up there for 2 years or so.

Has it got a disease?

I can't see any insects. Maybe a rust??

All other plants in my living room are fine and healthy.

Thank you and may the warm weather soon return!

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After some help with colourful yellow shrubs for my garden...thank you :)

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 13:18

Good point Poddington - winter colour is so often neglected. Winter jasmine has bright yellow flowers on bare stems and looks lovely.

Keyser - that's wonderful! Didn't know that one. Sadly my garden is too packed with plants and too tiny for a cotinus - but one day.....

Lizness - brilliant list!

havadayoff - i have a wee yellow potentilla and it reminds me of yellow buttercups - so pretty.

Buying ladybirds or larvae?

Posted: 06/03/2014 at 14:52

Good point 

Think I got a bit carried away with the idea of a ladybird mansion, then tried to justify buying some larvae!

 

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Dwarf acer palmatum dissectum

Do they usually flower? 
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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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