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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

bird box

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 21:19

It's about 1.8m up from the ground, north facing, very protected with a bambooo growing over the opening and a mature ceanotus arching over it. 

Crab apple in front which birds often hop onto.

Many blue tits, sparrows, robins and wrens in our garden.

It's a box with a hole, which I think is for blue tits...only put it up early March - any chance there'll be takers this year?

small trees that attract birds

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 21:14

crab apple quite a small tree too (my garden is tiny)

small trees that attract birds

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 21:13

Crab apple - mine wa sstripped bare of fruits in about 1 week

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 21:12

Verdun, that is brilliant

There was a young farmer of Leeds,

Who swallowed six packets of seeds,

It soon came to pass

He was covered in grass

And he couldn't sit down for the weeds.

 

Not technically a joke...

 

RHS Online Plant Shop

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 21:07

£12!!! What do they use- gold-plated courier vans?!!

RHS Online Plant Shop

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 20:39

Crocus? Really?! I had a bad experience with them too Thanks all, think I'll avoid RHS then...

What is this?

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 20:38

I can't see your photo - drat! But I'm sure all the experts on here are right

What can I plant next to a pond?

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 20:37

I saw some iris next to a friend's pond - looked lovely reflected in the water. And dogwoodfor winter reflection in pond.

bulbs throughout the seasons

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 20:35

True geoff

Thanks Welshonion, but my bed won't have any grass in it whatsoever as the seed mis I'm going to use is 100% cornfield flowers and they are also all annuals, no perennials, so no need to mow.

Or do I need to mow annuals too?! If so, I stand corrected!

 

Stupid weather!

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 17:15

Oh no! That's a shame. fellow nice gardening neighbours are the best and I've only ever had one of them, who is thankkfully still around.

If your new neighbours are nice (in spite of screaming kid), I would try giving the kid some seeds, like sunflowers, as a gift, maybe in a small pot or something - see if you can get them interested - many a screaming child has been pacified by a spot of pottering themselves

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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Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
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Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
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Why?? 
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Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 06:47

pests ID needed please!

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

jasminium stephanense

Never flowered... 
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Dwarf apple tree

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

Dwarf acer palmatum dissectum

Do they usually flower? 
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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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