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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

Summer Jasmine

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 17:58
Thanks Verdun aka my garden guru
Should I wait til spring to chop it you think?

Summer Jasmine

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 16:14

Just wondering if others on here have a west-facing jasmine of this type which, though vigorous as hell, produces hardly any flowers?

It's a very happy-looking plant, no competition, trained against a warm, west-facing brick wall.

It's 3 years old.

 

 

thyme pruning

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 16:12

My small thyme plants (plants last Spring) are on the edges of a west-facing, well-drained bed. They've looked very happy this year, but now the bases are getting woody and I'd like to prune them back.

I'm worried about doing that before the frosts hit, in case I kill them off.

Should I wait 'til Spring now?

Someone please remind me - does thyme flower on the old wood or the new?

And come to think of it, what about potentilla fruticosa? Didn't get many flowers this year so I'm wondering if I ought to not prune it at all this year...

 

Thanks

 

Advice on small plant for our bathroom please?

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 13:35

Another vote for maidenhair fern - without almost constant humidity, the leaves curl up and dry out, so your bathroom would be ideal, as Dove says.

Your pets in the garden

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 12:06

 lilwead - sounds like a description of my 2 old cats, RIP.

Your pets in the garden

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 08:42

 obelixx! very cute.

Mini meadow a mighty mess!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 08:41

Now that's a thought Sara! Always good to add height I suppose - but there is another pergola right next to this bed - would they work together, you think?

Mini meadow a mighty mess!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 22:01

thanks WW - swaping in a tiny bed could be tricky, yes...

Mini meadow a mighty mess!

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 21:50

 

WWW - Wise Woodgreen Womderboy

Do cowslips and camassis last the summer? I haven't any of those. My fritillaries finished weeks ago - they were lovely. Have a few in amongst some other shrubs.

Off to google the ones I don't know!

Japanese maple in pest catastrophy

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 21:46

Is it in a pot?

It might still be ok - I think it's a case of wait and see - good luck!

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Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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