Jess is in the Garden


Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

Watering the garden your thoughts...

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 23:08

Q1) a-small

Q2) er, what is grey water? I use water I collect from various cans, plus some tap

Q3) f & g

Q4) I can't collect enough rainwater, so I mainly use tap and top up with rain, especially for plants that dislike hard water, like acers, camellias etc...

Q5) a, b & c

Q6) I use very little rainwater, only what I can collect in cans, because my garden is too small for a water butt...design me a compact water butt and I'll be happy!

Has anyone got buds on there apple tree yet

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 23:01

Yes, mine is covered in small reddish leaves (North London)

Advice on slug free plants

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 22:55

Andy, by organic pellets do you mean the ferrous sulphate ones or something else?

Advice on slug free plants

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 22:54

Oh! Maybe I should read ingredients first then as trying to be more wildlife friendly this year...

sterelitza - I've noticed that the snails avoid most things with a tiny leaf eg: achillea, leptospermum, cosmos, artemesia etc and also I second that they dislike roses plus leaves that are aromatic like rosemary and lavender. 

I am about to apply my yearly dose of slug nematodes now that the soil has warmed a bit - it worked very well last year - slugs obliterated. Now just trying to tackle damn snails.

Apparently there are also hostas with rougher, more corrugated leaves, which these pesky molluscs hate, though I have to see it to believe it.

Advice on slug free plants

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 22:29

thanks obelixx - will try that! ferrous sulphate probably isn't what's in my bright toxic blue pellets then...

bird box

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 23:09

sunflower seeds? better than peanuts? i have no idea what blue tits like, as you can probsbly tell...

Blue Peter Moment! Reusing bottles

Posted: 13/04/2013 at 20:32

aaah Blue Peter - we're not showing our age at all really

Monty Don

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 15:04

I love Monty Don xx

bird box

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 22:02

love your pics gorby!

bird box

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 22:01

thanks Aliesh - no I don't feed the birds much as they generally help themselves to insects, grubs and worms, plus crab apples and variousberries...not many sparrows either now that I think of it...the odd robin and wren and blackbirds....

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Wilting pelargonium leaves

What disease is this? 
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Last Post: 12/10/2015 at 12:23

What is this succulent please?

Label fell off and I can't remember! 
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Last Post: 04/10/2015 at 20:23

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Lost 3, this is my last one standing... 
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Last Post: 31/01/2017 at 14:43

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
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Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 10:02

Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
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Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 19:34

Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
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Last Post: 28/01/2015 at 19:32

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
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Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 12:35

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

Hellebores

Best online retailer? 
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Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 13:12

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

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 :-( 
Replies: 17    Views: 1043
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43
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