Jess is in the Garden


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Feeding Bees

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 17:23
That's very sweet nibbs

Feeding Bees

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 13:22

Ooooh a hive! 

Now I have bee envy, Patsy 

There are loads of local beekeeper associations dotted around the country. One of my friends is a member and said she did a short course with them and continues to get lots of help and advice. She's out in Kent.

In London there's the North London Bee Association and they sell their various honeys from the area, to the public. It's lovely! I buy a pot now and again, as it's meant to help with hay fever if taken regularly before the season - bit like a homeopathic treatment.

My daughter loves plants and animals - that bit, at least, I got right 

Feeding Bees

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 10:40

Quite 

This little fella was rescued by my 6 year old daughter...she nearly killed it first by almost dumping a whole spoonful of honey onto it...

Garden design courses

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 06:47

Thanks hogweed 

Seedling ID Please

Posted: 12/06/2014 at 06:46

Mosaic virus

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 23:10

Good point fidget

Garden design courses

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 23:06

Thanks Hosta - I'm in London, so ideally need a london- based one.

Mosaic virus

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 23:01

Oh poor you, it's so soul destroying, isn't it?

i recently had a plague of red spider mite, followed by leaf minors...did masses of damage and I nearly gave up...but a virus is a whole new can of worms.

have you tried contacting an Eco gardening online site called Defenders? John is really helpful at answering questions and has many natural predators for other pests, though I don't know if this would work for a viral attack.

good luck and never give up 

Garden design courses

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:53

As a career change, I hope.

thanks for the info.

how did it pan out for you, if I may ask, and was there a strong horticultural element?

thanks again.

Hostas

Posted: 11/06/2014 at 22:51

Is that a Praying Hands hosta, OP?

Very pretty.

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Pest on my house ficus

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Plant ID please

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Do I need to improve the soil at all? 
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Please ID this one for me!

Cutting from somebody I've lost touch with.  
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What disease is this? 
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What is this succulent please?

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