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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

Climbing Roses

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 16:27

1st rose above is Penny Lane

2nd pic is of a white shrub rose I have in a raised west facing flower bed, called "Iceberg" - pure white, scented, very tough, long arching branches so can be trained over things too.

Climbing Roses

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 16:25

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Climbing Roses

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 16:22

Hi Steve,

I've got a climbing rose in a pot, about 5 yrs old now, cut it hard back to about a foot above soil level every year and it gives the most glorious, long-lasting display all through the summer. Flowers are cream/palest pink with a touch of apricot. Lovely delicate scent too. I'd swear by it. It's called Rosa "Penny Lane"

Hi Louise,

I've got a beautiful white, climbing rose called Mme Alfred de Carriere which is doing well on a sheltered north fence, Also have Penny Lane climber (see post above) west facing - doing well. Clematis- Nelly Moser has very large, papery white/pink flowers and mine is thriving on the same north fence...

Good luck both!

 

Talkback: Top 10 plants for a dream garden

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 19:54

how come roses don't like your heavy clay soil gardenning granny? mine is heavy clay too, but the roses do really well.

Newly laid sedum roof

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 19:52

thanks

Talkback: Top 10 plants for a dream garden

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 12:53

I'm with Grandma on this one, as her list is almost identical to mine

Also going to add acer palmatum, verbena of all kinds, chocolate cosmos, heucheras, astilbes, all spring bulbs (especially shade loving and boggy) plus diascias and good old mediterranean herbs/shrubs.

Newly laid sedum roof

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 12:49

Thanks Busy! I knew about its drought tolerance, but was worried it may not knit together properly now, when it's roots are still not established in the growing medium, without any watering. Should I wait 'til the temperature hits 10 degrees or so in March then (allegedly!)?

Newly laid sedum roof

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:21

Just laid my first ever sedum roof with help from OH

Looks fine, but was wondering with it being about 1 degree in central London at the moment at night, if it's a bad idea to water it or not?

It came as fully grown sedum turf tiles, so you can only just see the edges of the tiles.

Will they freeze if I water them? 

 

Nematodes...every slugs enemy:)

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:18

Totally safe as far as I know.

Too cold now though.

Camellia

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:17

Mine's in a very shady part of the garden from November-March (ie no sun at all) and then has part sun from April. Full of buds at the moment but has lost a couple due to hard frosts. I've heard that they don't like east facing as morning sun + frosts can make the buds fall off more easily. My buds refusing to open for now as so damn cold!

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Dwarf acer palmatum dissectum

Do they usually flower? 
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Last Post: 01/04/2014 at 17:12

tools I no longer need

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

indoor palm

listless and poorly... 
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Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 16:41

Buying ladybirds or larvae?

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

Met52 bio control for vine weevil

Not available to buy! 
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Last Post: 06/03/2014 at 14:51

Plant ID please

a present  
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Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 12:46

Nemasys Vine Weevil Nematodes

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

eucalyptus illness

what is this on the leaves?! 
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Last Post: 31/01/2014 at 17:52

Vine weevil evil :-(

What to do in Winter? 
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Last Post: 03/02/2014 at 16:24

Skimmia Japonica

hardly any berries and very yellow leaves 
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Last Post: 17/01/2014 at 18:37

Where are my snowdrops?

None have come up at all! 
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Last Post: 15/01/2014 at 12:47

Identification of a large bush!

photo included :-) 
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Last Post: 19/12/2013 at 19:53

what is this bush, anyone?

Winter-flowering bush 
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Last Post: 11/12/2013 at 17:16

thyme pruning

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Last Post: 07/12/2013 at 18:29

Mini meadow a mighty mess!

alternative plants please... 
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Last Post: 28/06/2013 at 17:56
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