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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

Recommend online plant suppliers

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 11:38

You're welcome - it's a case of hit and miss with online companies. Some good, some terrible. 

Verdun  re dead trees.

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 11:01

thanks all - will get up close next time for a sniff!

Wildlife blues

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 22:21

I know Happy 

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 22:19

Patsy  cinnammon-scented stems sound lovely

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 22:18

sorry, my camera phone isn't that good.

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 18:08
Thanks fidget - I love this site- within minutes there's always someone more knowledgable than yourself replying

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 17:53

Aaaah! Thanks LG 

Recommend online plant suppliers

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 17:53

I've used Long Acre Nurseries (also know as Plants for Shade, on their website), who specialise in shade-lovers, but stock other stuff too.

Always reliable, always deliver next day, always excellent quality and well-packaged.

A pleasure.

 

I avoid Crocus like the plague!

 

Best dogwoods for stem colour

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 17:49

oooh obelixx those look fabulous!

Rejuvenating Overgrown/Gangly Roses (8'+)

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 17:47

You could try supporting the roses for now, to protect from wind rock and pruning them hard back in the Spring perhaps. Give them a good mulch for now. I wouldn't prune them hard now as it's risky with night frosts closing in. Give them a mulch now and again in Spring (I use manure for mine). It's great that you've done some maintenance work to your new garden already, which mean you'll have less of that to do in Spring and more time to concentrate on the plants themselves 

I can't see what type of rose you have from your photos, but by the Spring you'll soon find out - it's very exciting to inherit unknowns!

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
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Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 10:02

Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
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Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 19:34

Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
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Last Post: 28/01/2015 at 19:32

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 12:35

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48

Hellebores

Best online retailer? 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 13:12

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
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Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 11:08

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 :-( 
Replies: 17    Views: 360
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
Replies: 13    Views: 403
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:07

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
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