Jess is in the Garden


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Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 10:18

That's interesting Dove - thanks.

Standard red robin - poorly!!!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 22:36

Hello Verdun

Yes, I'd initially thought vine weevils too 9we've been plagued the past 2 years and I've used nematodes), but as you said, the leaves were completely stripped bare, rather than having notches nibbled out of them.

Little swines.

I had slug pellets down for snails and used nematodes for slugs.

So by process of elimination, could it be caterpillars?

Wonder if there are nematodes for them too...my garden will be awash with about 3 different kinds by Spring, at this rate!

 

Pruning a 25 year old Jasmine officinale severely

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 19:31

You too crack me up 

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 18:16

And thanks for the link Dove

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 18:16

I may be able to, depending on dates - keep me posted on when you're all going nut - would love to come (and meet some of you peeps too) 

 

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 18:14

Thanks! I shall do that

hope for my skimmias yet then!

 

don't waste my time plant!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:40

Emma, were your cucumbers in pots?

don't waste my time plant!

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:40

Tomatoes - too wet, too cold, not enough sun, no greenhouse - grrrr.

Oh, and bloody snowdrops!  Second year in a row I've had no luck, after spending hours on hands and knees planting bulbs in Autumn argh!

Rant over.

Where are my snowdrops?

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:36

Ooooh, now you've got me really curious! I think I'll have to go  Thanks Salino.

Skimmia Japonica

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:36

I have 2 of these, both planted in shade and previously very dark green and glossy.

One of them has started to go rather yellow though - is this because I haven't made the soil acid enough, or something else? The other one is still glossy green and only a foot away, but one leaf is starting to turn yellow on it.

Also, although both produce glorious white flower panicles in Spring, the berries that come from them are pitiful - never usually more than a smattering at a time, maybe 5 per plant (and these are 3 year old plants).

Do they need to be male and female planted together for there to be berries or is something else not quite right?

Help!

 

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Wilting pelargonium leaves

What disease is this? 
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What is this succulent please?

Label fell off and I can't remember! 
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Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Lost 3, this is my last one standing... 
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Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
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Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
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Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
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Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
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Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
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Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Hellebores

Best online retailer? 
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Clematis Alba Luxurians

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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Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
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Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
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