Jess is in the Garden


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Mr Monty Don at Ventnor Down to Earth Evening

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 10:05

Oooooh jealous!

Thanks for sharing - I love Monty 

Jasmine - which one?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 09:57

And welcome from me too 

Jasmine - which one?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 09:57

That is an impressive plant - I'm getting trachelospermum envy too now  mine is sooooo small still and grows soooooo slowly!

Plant. ID please!

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 09:55

Someone was throwing it out (my neighbour has the shrub now) and she gave me this cutting.

No idea what it is - possibly a free montedhendron? (Sorry about the spelling).

Some buds starting to form, but may be a while until we see any flowers.

thanks 


 

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 12:25

Aaah, thanks Dove.

must be the one I have then - skeletal leaves are the norm.

so nice that you still keep in touch with the old plants in your old garden 

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 12:18

Hello Dove 

Thanks for that. Maybe I have those too....no idea what they look like, but leaves have been chomped through everywhere.

Guess I could use nematodes.

do you still have yours and did it get plagued with fungus?

Window sill - fly

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 12:17

"window-sill fly" 

 Excellent.

Nearly went off to google this new species of pest, til I read your post! That's exactly what I have too and also what I have always called them 

ID Please

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 12:14

Why don't I have such pretty plants growing around here! We only have weeds in London 

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 12:12

 

Just that really.

Got this lovely plant for a north facing fence where it can scramble up to the light.

It is in its 3rd year and has yet to flower (though have read that they can take that long to get going).

For this reason, I had only lightly tidied it up at the end of the season, rather than giving it a harsh prune.

it has produced some immensely long stems in barely a few weeks, which I've trained along horizontally, to encourage more side shoots.

Sadly, I had a bad infestation of red spider mite earlier in the spring which I treated, but ever since then this road has been literally plagued by pests: powdery mildew now it's has been dry for a few days, black spot, caterpillars galore. 

I have sprayed with SB Invigorator spray all spring, which worked, then seemed to stop working! It is based in plant oils. I have also tried soaring with fungicide which controls it all for a little while. I try to hold off with insecticides and don't even own any, but when the RSM struck, I relented, as so many if my plants were sick.

my garden is tiny and rather sheltered, with one half in very hot sun and the other (where this rose is) in moist shade and some dappled sunlight.

I got so fed up with it yesterday that I hacked it down to the ground  which I'll probably get told off for now!

Hoping to give it a boost and remove a lot of the pests. 

Help 

 

 

 

 

Feeding Bees

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 20:51
Honey bee walks? Off to google thanks Patsy

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