Jess is in the Garden


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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!

Wildlife blues

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 22:21

I know Happy 

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 22:19

Patsy  cinnammon-scented stems sound lovely

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 22:18

sorry, my camera phone isn't that good.

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 18:08
Thanks fidget - I love this site- within minutes there's always someone more knowledgable than yourself replying

what is this bush, anyone?

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 17:53

Aaaah! Thanks LG 

Recommend online plant suppliers

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 17:53

I've used Long Acre Nurseries (also know as Plants for Shade, on their website), who specialise in shade-lovers, but stock other stuff too.

Always reliable, always deliver next day, always excellent quality and well-packaged.

A pleasure.

 

I avoid Crocus like the plague!

 

Best dogwoods for stem colour

Posted: 10/12/2013 at 17:49

oooh obelixx those look fabulous!

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

The best mulch?

For a garden in southern France 
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Best plant for an east facing site

Large shrub or tree? 
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Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

No idea what is wrong with it... 
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Can't remember the name! 
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Ficus disease or normal phenolic glands?!

Utterly stumped - please help as it's losing all its leaves... 
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Pest on my house ficus

Leaves drying and falling off 
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Plant ID please

Is this a tree? 
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Planting in area where cypresses have lived

Do I need to improve the soil at all? 
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Ill mimosa tree

Why? 
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Bracken fungus in a dead trunk

Should I get rid of it in case it spreads elsewhere? 
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South of France best shrubs for east facing wall

Enclosed, walled, south facing garden 
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Please ID this one for me!

Cutting from somebody I've lost touch with.  
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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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