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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

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:

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...

Talkback: Hostas, slugs and snails

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 09:58


So far I've been lucky too and mine are ok but then I did hose everything down with slug nematodes back in late April and I think it has done the trick.

Have also substituted my lethally toxic slug pellets (against snails) for the less harmful ferrous sulphate ones, after reading a post on here


Posted: 06/06/2013 at 09:56

My next door neighbour is yellow fascist too Bookertoo - and at aged 45 has only 1 orange plant in her whole garden!


Posted: 06/06/2013 at 09:53

love the shape of your border fidget

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 06/06/2013 at 09:51

Just did Lead - all looking good. But 2 wks I and it looks like all the birds that were in my garden a plenty, have flown!

Plenty of bees thogh

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:30

These all look great.

Finally got my feeder - quite tough, plastic cylinder with feeding platform and filled it with seed mix for my local wild birds...AND SINCE THEN I'VE NOT SEEN A SINGLE BIRD IN MY GARDEN!

What on earth is going on?!

Rhubarb Raspberry Red

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:28

Thanks Dove - wonder if I'll get the pull twist right!


Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:25

Ooh Wintersong, I love Queen of the Night! And mostly everything already mentioned, actually. What is your Death Garden?!

Got my first ever garden 2 and a half years ago and was very determined to keep it all blue/purple/white/silver to start with. Typical of the uninitiated

Then maroons/dark purples/almost blacks started creeping in to accentuate the whites and silvers...followed by bright orange geums...then splashes of yellow...and my favourite now is dark plums and lime greens.

Especially love dark purple violets with white alyssum, black nigra grass with snowdrops, Queen of night tulips with white ones edged in pink...clouds of blue brunnera over teeny yellow narcissus, lime marmalade heucheras against purple hellebores and acer palmatum.


wilting plants in the sun

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 22:18

Oh and thank you also to biofreak for a great idea dn to blairs for that pearl of wisdom - I've been watering at night for years!

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Wilting pelargonium leaves

What disease is this? 
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What is this succulent please?

Label fell off and I can't remember! 
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Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Lost 3, this is my last one standing... 
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Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
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Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
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Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
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Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
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Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48


Best online retailer? 
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Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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Nematodes for thrips

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

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
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Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 11:08

Thalictrum needs a boost

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

Erodium Bishops Form

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