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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

Newly laid sedum roof

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 19:52

thanks

Talkback: Top 10 plants for a dream garden

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 12:53

I'm with Grandma on this one, as her list is almost identical to mine

Also going to add acer palmatum, verbena of all kinds, chocolate cosmos, heucheras, astilbes, all spring bulbs (especially shade loving and boggy) plus diascias and good old mediterranean herbs/shrubs.

Newly laid sedum roof

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 12:49

Thanks Busy! I knew about its drought tolerance, but was worried it may not knit together properly now, when it's roots are still not established in the growing medium, without any watering. Should I wait 'til the temperature hits 10 degrees or so in March then (allegedly!)?

Newly laid sedum roof

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:21

Just laid my first ever sedum roof with help from OH

Looks fine, but was wondering with it being about 1 degree in central London at the moment at night, if it's a bad idea to water it or not?

It came as fully grown sedum turf tiles, so you can only just see the edges of the tiles.

Will they freeze if I water them? 

 

Nematodes...every slugs enemy:)

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:18

Totally safe as far as I know.

Too cold now though.

Camellia

Posted: 24/02/2013 at 17:17

Mine's in a very shady part of the garden from November-March (ie no sun at all) and then has part sun from April. Full of buds at the moment but has lost a couple due to hard frosts. I've heard that they don't like east facing as morning sun + frosts can make the buds fall off more easily. My buds refusing to open for now as so damn cold!

raised flower bed plants - ideas please!

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 21:06

I love seeing what other gardeners have done with their gardens always inspiring!

Shed is up and needs painting now...once rain stops...then it's onwards and upwards with the raised bed

planting a raised flower bed

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 21:03

clematis sounds great Jo - thanks!

CATS

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 21:00

I've found Pepper Dust works a treat after only 2-3 days, but needs to be reapplied if it rains. Cheap enough though.

Like others have mentioned, I also place short lengths of cane/sticks in between young plants so they can't get into a clear patch easily.

My parents have used the ultrasonic system and say it works brilliantly. Doesn't harm any wildlife, nor the cats, but they hate the sound. Problem is, some people with sensitive hearing can (apparently) hear the noise too!

When I see a cat trying to make its toilet in my beds, I pull out the hose and aim it at them - they are normally out of the garden before I've even turned the water on 

Ceanothus

Posted: 14/02/2013 at 20:54

I thought they were really tough plants? Shows how much I know...

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
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Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
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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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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: Yesterday 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: Yesterday at 12:03

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 :-( 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43

Plant. ID please!

2 foot tall evergreen shrub rescued 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:07

Rose Mme A. De Carriere constantly pest ridden

Why?? 
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Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 12:25

Garden design courses

The best of the crop. 
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Last Post: 12/06/2014 at 06:47

pests ID needed please!

Rudbeckia, Hebe, Rosemary and Marjoram 
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