London (change)
Today 15°C / 12°C
Tomorrow 18°C / 12°C

Jess is in the Garden


Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

school garden

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 22:06

Ps: define "toxic" - how much, how little, airborn, touch, by ingestion - what exactly?!

drat and curses to this hot sunny weather

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 22:03

Verdun - have you completely taken leave of your senses?!

It's ok - rain forecast for next week

school garden

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 22:02

Very true nut...it is rather sad. Health and Safety don't really figure in the plant world...

Besides, toxicity in a typical native woodland garden would hardly even compare to the toxicity urban children have to endure passively every day through the crappy air they breathe, the pesticides in foods they ingest etc etc...

Blimey, what's wrong with teaching them something useful, like how to recognise and avoid certain plants? And also how toxic plants can also be extremely useful in medicine and science perhaps? (digoxin from digitalis for example).

We went on school trips back in the 70s and that's what it was all about!

Sorry Moira - I know my post won't help you, but is there no way you can get around these obviously ridiculous health and safety protocols at all? They will somewhat stunt your creativity in designing this, I fear, which is a shame as you are clearly enthusiastic and deserve more help than we can give!

Good luck

Colour!

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 19:29

Shows how much I know about the league table  

 

Colour!

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 14:23

WW very true.

But when they finally make the premier league, you'll be extra chuffed.

I know what you mean FG - pelargoniums just do look best in the Med, where they grow best too. 

I adore blue hardy geraniums like Brookside (more purply) and Rozanne (almost dark purple blue) and couldnt live without them now

You all have such beautiful plants - I'd love to see more colour plant pics!

Colour!

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 10:09

It's beautiful FG!

Similar to my Dragon's Heart geranium that is currently scrambling over everything it can

First year of hardy geranium experience for me and it's been a revelation. Bye bye pelargoniums!

Colour!

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:35

off to google geranium Anne Folkard...

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 09:32

Wow Bob - you're far more organised than me then!

Thanks for reassuring me everyone

 

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 22:23

Thanks Lead - some sunflower hearts in my mix too. Fingers crossed...

Talkback: Hostas, slugs and snails

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 20:27

Hi Verdun, I saw a White Wonder the other day and it was definitel weird! Quite eye-catching though.

Mouse ears is so sweet - was considering that one maybe for next year as I have way too much stuff this year

Halcyon is a lovely blue hosta - real steely blue, if you know what I mean, but I also love this one: 

http://www.plantsforshade.co.uk/acatalog/Hosta.html

which is very blue as well.

I have Sum and Substance, mainly because snails leave well alone and it's in the ground, as well as a large blue Halcyon (not as resistant) and 2 smaller bluish ones whose names I forget...

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
Replies: 31    Views: 724
Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48

Hellebores

Best online retailer? 
Replies: 24    Views: 513
Last Post: 04/10/2014 at 09:49

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
Replies: 6    Views: 173
Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
Replies: 3    Views: 116
Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
Replies: 8    Views: 199
Last Post: 22/09/2014 at 12:01

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
Replies: 9    Views: 253
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
Replies: 17    Views: 256
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
Replies: 13    Views: 332
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:07

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Why?? 
Replies: 4    Views: 202
Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 12:25

Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
Replies: 7    Views: 236
Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 06:47

pests ID needed please!

Rudbeckia, Hebe, Rosemary and Marjoram 
Replies: 4    Views: 318
Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 18:35

jasminium stephanense

Never flowered... 
Replies: 2    Views: 282
Last Post: 09/05/2014 at 15:42

Dwarf apple tree

How and when to protect the fruit? 
Replies: 3    Views: 284
Last Post: 06/05/2014 at 17:54

Dwarf acer palmatum dissectum

Do they usually flower? 
Replies: 4    Views: 260
Last Post: 01/04/2014 at 17:12

tools I no longer need

where can I sell them? 
Replies: 18    Views: 428
Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 22:06
1 to 15 of 61 threads