Jess is in the Garden


Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

rust on lamiums and rhubarb

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 21:55

thanks WW - best to do it after they've flowered you think?

Rozanne geranium problem

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 20:10

thanks Verdun - you always put my mind at rest

Rozanne geranium problem

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 18:15

I see - hopefully mine weren't stressed  but will watch them closely.

Rozanne geranium problem

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 14:25

really? none of my hardy ones in the back garden have - only this pot at the front. weird. but thanks both for the reassurance!

Rozanne geranium problem

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 14:02

thanks punk - had no idea! early days for me growing hardy geraniums - thought it might be that sun was too hot that side.

Frustration

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 10:46

thanks for making me laugh KJ

Rozanne geranium problem

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 10:44

They are 2, planted in a SE facing container where they have happily grown before.

Free-draining.

Not overwatered.

Flowering like mad since last week, but many of the usually green leaves have turned orange/red.

What's going on?!

Not dyingor diseased, I hope...

Shallots

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 10:42

oooh I wish I had a veggie plot I could grow onions and more in

rust on lamiums and rhubarb

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 10:40

I hate the idea of using more chemical pesticides as I've already dumped all my insecticides and currently have a bee explosion in my little urban garden

I have 2 lamiums, both looking very nice and covered in flowers (bees love them) but one plant seems to have rust coloured patches on most of its older leaves.

Rhubarb in a pot also has a coupe of leaves with similar markins.

Neither plant seems to be suffering though.

leave alone or use something organic which you clever folk would know about?

Talkback: Hostas, slugs and snails

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 13:25

Briiliant ideas Bookertoo and Daisy - had wondered how to use copper for plants in the ground! 

It really annoys me though that anything eco or organic or non toxic (eg nematodes, copper tape etc) always has to cost a whole fortune more than pesticides - doesn't exactly help nor encourage gardeners in this direction 

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Plant ID please

Is this a tree? 
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Why? 
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Should I get rid of it in case it spreads elsewhere? 
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South of France best shrubs for east facing wall

Enclosed, walled, south facing garden 
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Please ID this one for me!

Cutting from somebody I've lost touch with.  
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GW iplayer not working

- unable to watch tonight's episode! 
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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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Still no flowers... 
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