Jess is in the Garden


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Cats in Gardens

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 15:14

I am!

PM me and I can tell you more about the little critters 

 

Under trees

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 15:11

Check out www.plantsforshade.co.uk

They have a section just on ferns and other plants suitable for dry shade.

 

 

When is the best time to cut back roses?

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 15:09

Couldn't have put it better myself obelixx 

Grasses for bees/butterflies?

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 15:08

Agree with land girl 

Is your bed in the sun? Some stipa tenuissima and deschampsia cespitosa in drifts can look stunning.

In the shade, ophiopogon nigrescens (black grass) coupled with Japanese rye grass hakkonechloa, looks fab.

 

Enjoy and 

Identification of a large bush!

Posted: 19/12/2013 at 15:03

Firstly...Happy Christmas!

 


 

 

 

Now to business  I saw this beauty in the park today - the photo doesn't do it justice really, but the branches are almost silver in the light and beautiful against a water backdrop.

Was wondering what it might be - anyone know?


 

Thank you 

When do I cut back my Hellebores?

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 12:21

I love them nut, but my garden's tiny so everything has to have its space and not invade. Ah, if I had a large garden like some of you lot, I'd let so many of my perennials go mad!

When do I cut back my Hellebores?

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 11:55

Thanks nut - I took the seed heads off most of them in the Summer, as was a bit concerned about an invasion!

When do I cut back my Hellebores?

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 11:45

I honestly can't remember when my flowered exactly, but must have been around Feb/Mar this year.

Like Turnip, the fresh growth is visible coming through from the base. Leaves a bit straggly and not too pretty.

So Dove, ought we leave the old leaves in place until the New Year? I also thought that the old leaves di something to protect the newly-emerging leaves. Are they very prolific in your garden then? Oh no, I got 5 for a raised bed this year and am now having visions of them taking over the entire garden 

Recommend online plant suppliers

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 11:38

You're welcome - it's a case of hit and miss with online companies. Some good, some terrible. 

Verdun  re dead trees.

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 11/12/2013 at 11:01

thanks all - will get up close next time for a sniff!

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