Jess is in the Garden


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Yellow is the colour.......

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 22:17

It's my favourite colour too Orchid.

Reminds me of spring and sunny days.

daffodils, narcissus, primroses, the fresh emerging leaves on my choisiya, forsythia, yellow/apricot of dwarf acer....

Year-old photinia "red robin" hedge looking sick

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 22:14

My photinia was massacred by vine weevil last spring. lots of holes and notches cut out of the leaves. 

Rudbeckia, when should it start to shoot?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 22:08

Mine started to shoot end Feb and are about 4cm now.

tools I no longer need

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 21:29

Yes Steve, I agree- a seed swap/tools for sale/plants to sell or swap - would be a fab idea!

tools I no longer need

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 21:28

Thank you- no one interested in eBay. Must admit was surprised as it's almost new and worth a bit! 

I use free cycle frequently, bit for once would have liked to get a few quid for a good almost-new product- to buy some more plants with 

I have a birthday this year so what are ŷou going to get me?

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 21:23

Ooooh star 


A vat of Provado is in the post for you, Verdun 

indoor palm

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 16:41

Thanks Blairs - mine is east facing, with about 1 hour max of morning direct light, then just bright light. I will try to mist it more frequently though, as probably haven't done this enough.

tools I no longer need

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 16:39

Ooh Forester, good idea! Thank you. 

indoor palm

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 16:33

Thanks Dove - I have misted the leaves though...and it is in a cool room without a strong radiator and no double glazing

I'll try repotting though.

Aubrieta and fuschia

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 14:32

Ah yes, the joys of garden centres that have friendly pet cat, fish tank, even cool ornamental animals to look at - all add up when trying to get that precious 15 minutes alone to choose a plant, without kids 

That said, my 6 yr old is a star and loves garden centres so much (I trained her well from an early age), that I have a new 'problem' now: she goes and gets her own trolley, then proceeds to liAd it up with "all the plants we need for our garden because they are so pretty", leading to much deliberation and compromise before reaching the tills

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

The best mulch?

For a garden in southern France 
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Last Post: 05/07/2017 at 08:08

Best plant for an east facing site

Large shrub or tree? 
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Last Post: 29/06/2017 at 10:38

Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

No idea what is wrong with it... 
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Last Post: 19/05/2017 at 19:52

Small Tree I.D.

Can't remember the name! 
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Last Post: 09/05/2017 at 19:16

Ficus disease or normal phenolic glands?!

Utterly stumped - please help as it's losing all its leaves... 
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Last Post: 16/06/2017 at 16:47

Pest on my house ficus

Leaves drying and falling off 
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Last Post: 26/04/2017 at 18:59

Plant ID please

Is this a tree? 
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Last Post: 26/04/2017 at 14:13

Planting in area where cypresses have lived

Do I need to improve the soil at all? 
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Last Post: 08/04/2017 at 18:19

Ill mimosa tree

Why? 
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Last Post: 14/04/2017 at 21:16

Bracken fungus in a dead trunk

Should I get rid of it in case it spreads elsewhere? 
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Last Post: 08/04/2017 at 10:26

South of France best shrubs for east facing wall

Enclosed, walled, south facing garden 
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Last Post: 07/04/2017 at 20:47

Please ID this one for me!

Cutting from somebody I've lost touch with.  
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Last Post: 31/03/2017 at 15:50

GW iplayer not working

- unable to watch tonight's episode! 
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Last Post: 25/03/2017 at 16:37

Wilting pelargonium leaves

What disease is this? 
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Last Post: 12/10/2015 at 12:23

What is this succulent please?

Label fell off and I can't remember! 
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