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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

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!

How do I trim my Carex Frosted Curls?

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 16:21

Many grasses still have the odd brown winter leaf here and there - if you leave them alone, they usually go brown all the way to the bottom and then you can easily detach without using any cutters at all.

You can cut off the bad bits now if you want, but when the rest of the leaf grows it may look a bit odd! Maybe just restrict the cutting to the brown bit only and wait for more nice, green curls to come out!

Patience in gardening is a virtue (which I don't always have...)

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Thalictrum needs a boost

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

Erodium Bishops Form

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

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
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Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Why?? 
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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 12:25

Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 06:47

pests ID needed please!

Rudbeckia, Hebe, Rosemary and Marjoram 
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Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 18:35

jasminium stephanense

Never flowered... 
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Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 15:42

Dwarf apple tree

How and when to protect the fruit? 
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Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:54

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... 
Replies: 5    Views: 186
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
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