Jess is in the Garden


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Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 18:37
Bowles Dwarf- off to google! Thanks for the time Verdun x

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 16:44

Ah! I thought they didn't like pruning and fought back! Was putting me off sticking a Rubella in the ground, as 1.5m width and height would swamp my bed!

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 16:29

Thanks Verdun - that's useful. Maybe I could shove a male Rubella in a pot nearby, if I can find any shady space left! I have rather overfilled my tiny garden already....

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 15:40

Hi hostafan, have a bit of a dilemma as regards the male and female plants.

I'm sure you're right and I probably do have 2 female plants (grrr - would have been so nice if the garden ctr could have advised me a bit better there!), but my garden is also tiny and I wouldn't have space for a 3rd skimmia.

Is it at all possible, as with fruit trees, to cross pollinate my existing plants, which are large and lovely, so I don't have to uproot one of them and replace it with a male?

I suspect the answer will be no...!

 

Thank you 

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 17:13
Thanks everyone - really useful advice. Best to feed now or wait until spring? Very mild here in London and no night frosts yet.

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 15:35

I didn't know about magnesium obelixx - thanks.

And thanks to big too - I wasn't sure whether Sequestrin would just wash away with all the rain we've had (and keep getting) - unless there's a more solid form than the liquid I have used in the past?

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 12:47

ok

Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 10:25

Thanks Verdun you're a font of knowledge, as ever.

Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 10:21

You're right - just don't always have much time! But I try to use them only around a few more sensitive plants. Also have some resident frogs though, so would like to try eliminating all poisons, as I'm worried they could be harmed by pellets.

Nematodes for caterpillars it is then! Do you happen to know when they would be at their most active Verdun? It certainly looked like caterpillars could be the culprits, rather than snails, just because of the speed at which the leaf-stripping happened.

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 10:19

Which day are you all heading to Anglesey Abbey?

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How can I get the better of them this year?! 
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does it flower in its first year? 
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Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

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Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
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Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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