Jess is in the Garden


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Golden courgette

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 21:09

By the way, what's the best variety for a container and possibly for a smaller space?

Just had a look at these seeds and my mind boggled!

http://search.thompson-morgan.com/search?w=courgette+plants

 

Golden courgette

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 21:06

thanks Matty and AW - you've given me some courage!

Golden courgette

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 19:57

Thanks Figrat  Hope they do ok in a pot...my ones in bed last year were ruined by fungus as it was so wet...

Golden courgette

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 19:54

Can't find any small plants anywhere, so wondered if I am still in time to germinate some seeds indoors?

Only want a couple of plants as I'm growing them in pots!

Thanks 

nesting blackbird

Posted: 23/04/2013 at 22:23

how lovely she looks very proud of herself!

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...

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