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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

Golden courgette

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 10:31

Thanks Matty

Golden courgette

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 21:09

By the way, what's the best variety for a container and possibly for a smaller space?

Just had a look at these seeds and my mind boggled!

http://search.thompson-morgan.com/search?w=courgette+plants

 

Golden courgette

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 21:06

thanks Matty and AW - you've given me some courage!

Golden courgette

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 19:57

Thanks Figrat  Hope they do ok in a pot...my ones in bed last year were ruined by fungus as it was so wet...

Golden courgette

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 19:54

Can't find any small plants anywhere, so wondered if I am still in time to germinate some seeds indoors?

Only want a couple of plants as I'm growing them in pots!

Thanks 

nesting blackbird

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 22:23

how lovely she looks very proud of herself!

Watering the garden your thoughts...

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 23:08

Q1) a-small

Q2) er, what is grey water? I use water I collect from various cans, plus some tap

Q3) f & g

Q4) I can't collect enough rainwater, so I mainly use tap and top up with rain, especially for plants that dislike hard water, like acers, camellias etc...

Q5) a, b & c

Q6) I use very little rainwater, only what I can collect in cans, because my garden is too small for a water butt...design me a compact water butt and I'll be happy!

Has anyone got buds on there apple tree yet

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 23:01

Yes, mine is covered in small reddish leaves (North London)

Advice on slug free plants

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 22:55

Andy, by organic pellets do you mean the ferrous sulphate ones or something else?

Advice on slug free plants

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 22:54

Oh! Maybe I should read ingredients first then as trying to be more wildlife friendly this year...

sterelitza - I've noticed that the snails avoid most things with a tiny leaf eg: achillea, leptospermum, cosmos, artemesia etc and also I second that they dislike roses plus leaves that are aromatic like rosemary and lavender. 

I am about to apply my yearly dose of slug nematodes now that the soil has warmed a bit - it worked very well last year - slugs obliterated. Now just trying to tackle damn snails.

Apparently there are also hostas with rougher, more corrugated leaves, which these pesky molluscs hate, though I have to see it to believe it.

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

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: 175
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
Replies: 13    Views: 269
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:07

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Why?? 
Replies: 4    Views: 117
Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 12:25

Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
Replies: 7    Views: 147
Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 06:47

pests ID needed please!

Rudbeckia, Hebe, Rosemary and Marjoram 
Replies: 4    Views: 225
Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 18:35

jasminium stephanense

Never flowered... 
Replies: 2    Views: 182
Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 15:42

Dwarf apple tree

How and when to protect the fruit? 
Replies: 3    Views: 194
Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:54

Dwarf acer palmatum dissectum

Do they usually flower? 
Replies: 4    Views: 193
Last Post: 01/04/2014 at 17:12

tools I no longer need

where can I sell them? 
Replies: 18    Views: 369
Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 22:06

indoor palm

listless and poorly... 
Replies: 5    Views: 176
Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 16:41

Buying ladybirds or larvae?

A big con or good?! 
Replies: 4    Views: 215
Last Post: 06/03/2014 at 14:52

Met52 bio control for vine weevil

Not available to buy! 
Replies: 5    Views: 186
Last Post: 06/03/2014 at 14:51

Plant ID please

a present  
Replies: 19    Views: 682
Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 12:46

Nemasys Vine Weevil Nematodes

Is it too early to use them in the garden now? 
Replies: 9    Views: 559
Last Post: 16/02/2014 at 23:26
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