Jess is in the Garden


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Talkback: Slugs

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 19:37

*Blueeyes*

Scissors *UKgirl*? Blimey that takes devotion!

I used the nematodes last year, also nematodes for vine weevil and yes, they weren't cheap but boy did they do the trick.

I wish we had wandering hedgehogs and had even considered nabbing one from Hampstead Heath and releasing it into our back gardens, but they are all very closed off and I fear they wouldn't get enough to eat just from mine...plus mine is only 6mx6m so probably not big enough for the hedgehog to make a home in

Potentilla Fruticosa

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 19:29

Thanks Dove - I had read that bit already, but it doesn't help me identify whether my Potentilla is the type that flowers on old or new wood, sadly.

feeding houseplants

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 15:16

@ Jean - I do the same!

I think most houseplants (with exception of Christmas flowering varieties) need a period of calm, during which they are not growing) to just do nothing - so that's when I hardly water mine and stop feeding.

I normally only start feeding them as their season starts - normally March - October.

Since I stopped pushing them all year with feeds and water, they have thrived.

Plant identity needed

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 15:13

another vote for an orchid

you can also get special orchid liquid feed

like to be watered only when compost is dry (about once a week) and never overwatered

bright light but not direct sun

cool-ish, no radiators/hot windowsills

might need flower stalks staked if a big variety

have fun and show us the flowers when they come!

Potentilla Fruticosa

Posted: 01/02/2013 at 15:09

I've got a shrubby, semi trailing Potentilla, rich yellow flowers, 2 years old, planted in a raised bed full sun west-facing.

Stupidly misplaced the name tag and can't remember which kind it is exactly, nor when to prune it.

Last year I think I pruned it mid spring and it produced a measly amount of flowers late Summer.

Haven't touched it yet this year - too nervous until you experts out there give me some advice!

Is this a kind that flowers on the current year's growth, so needs pruning BEFORE flowering, or does it flower on the old wood only (?no pruning required?)

RHS is a bit vague - just tells me that Potentillas evn if deciduous (mine is) are Pruning Group 10 - er, yeah! Means nothing to me

*Thank you*

 

 

 

Garedn design software

Posted: 24/11/2012 at 16:56

I am going to redesign my lawn next year and try turning into a plum slate/shrub/water feature/pergola mix (!) so I will try growveg.com too - sounds interesting and I have very little experience (other than with the plants themselves and even that isn't huge).

Thanks for the suggestion, Daphne

I would like advice on the perfect rose for me please guys

Posted: 28/09/2012 at 12:19

@ flowering rose - that is beautiful! A bit like my Generous Gardener, but not as pink - yours looks very happy and healthy

Here's a shot of my Penny Lane - pot grown (I put loads of bark chips on top of the compost to keep it moist) - it's about 3 yrs old now and is still flowering now (May-Oct). Scent is delicate but gorgeous. Open paler cream, with slightly apricot centre, turning darker as they age.

Love it

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/12109.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 And here's a close up of a white shrub rose Pure Abundance in my raised flower bed (I have very heavy clay loam and roses love it)

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/12111.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 Have fun choosing Matt

Is it Ok to keep picking rhubarb

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 21:29

Is it Ok to keep picking rhubarb

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 17:28

 Maud

I would like advice on the perfect rose for me please guys

Posted: 26/09/2012 at 14:46

flowering rose - sounds amazing - do you have a photo?!

Paul B - that has to be the best rose name ever

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

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Nematodes for thrips

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Plant. ID please!

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Why?? 
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Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
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pests ID needed please!

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Never flowered... 
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Dwarf apple tree

How and when to protect the fruit? 
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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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indoor palm

listless and poorly... 
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Buying ladybirds or larvae?

A big con or good?! 
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