Jess is in the Garden


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Where do you grow your Allium's?

Posted: 13/05/2013 at 21:37

Fritillaries are native meadow flowers and do well in some sun (mine are part sun scattered around mature shrubs). They wouldn't like full shade. 

Are you wanting more suggestions for other partial shade loving plants?

 

What screening plant to block out brick building?

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 20:47

tall bamboo?

Slugs may destroy my life

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 23:08

oh god, poor you! 

funny the nematodes didn't work - did you do it all to the letter? it's just they work really well for several people i know...

good luck.

best kind of bird feeder?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 23:06

So far I've only really scattered a few peanuts around, but mainly squirrels get those...and whenever I tried a sunflower shaped wire bird feeder (hanging type) all the nuts kept getting soaked and spoiled.

What's the best type to use which also protects the food from wet?

I have loads of blue tits, blackbirds, robins and some wrens.

Thanks.

Nesting Doves

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 22:59

very ingenious! 

bird box

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 22:58

murce!

Thanks for all the advice - had no idea about peanuts so will stop using them for a bit.

Time to buy sunflower seeds!

Funny you mention the suet balls - I have had several out on the washing line, all rich in seeds, brand new, and the tits won't touch them! Sob.

However, I did see a tiny wren hopping around on my sedum roof the other week, picking out insects and worms, so I'm quite happy now

PS: what's the best contracption to put seeds into? I had a sunflower-shaped one but everything kept getting soaked and mouldy, so I gave up on it...

 

Gardeners World

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 22:19

GG!

Yes LG - most of us know why it happens and no, it's no great surprise at all - but that doesn't mean we can't all be really p*ssed off about it and say so!!!

Sod the snooker, I say.

Very well put Tootsie - but can these same experts really manage a green rectangle as large as a tennis court, you think?

Poorly Grass?

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 21:46

thought so

saw a phormium chocomint the other day and it was gorgeous - chocolate leaves with a mint green stripe...too big fir me sadly or would have been bought asap!

Golden courgette

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 21:42

oooh thanks for all the tips!

shade loving plants and grasses

Posted: 01/05/2013 at 22:06

Oooh yes Verdun - had forgotten skimmia! I have 2 in my shady bed and they flourish.

Thanks for the busy lizzie tip too - may try tht this year

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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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Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
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Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Hellebores

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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Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
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Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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