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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 21:19

cheers me dears

bird box

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 21:19

It's about 1.8m up from the ground, north facing, very protected with a bambooo growing over the opening and a mature ceanotus arching over it. 

Crab apple in front which birds often hop onto.

Many blue tits, sparrows, robins and wrens in our garden.

It's a box with a hole, which I think is for blue tits...only put it up early March - any chance there'll be takers this year?

small trees that attract birds

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 21:14

crab apple quite a small tree too (my garden is tiny)

small trees that attract birds

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 21:13

Crab apple - mine wa sstripped bare of fruits in about 1 week

GardenIng jokes

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 21:12

Verdun, that is brilliant

There was a young farmer of Leeds,

Who swallowed six packets of seeds,

It soon came to pass

He was covered in grass

And he couldn't sit down for the weeds.


Not technically a joke...


RHS Online Plant Shop

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 21:07

£12!!! What do they use- gold-plated courier vans?!!

RHS Online Plant Shop

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 20:39

Crocus? Really?! I had a bad experience with them too Thanks all, think I'll avoid RHS then...

What is this?

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 20:38

I can't see your photo - drat! But I'm sure all the experts on here are right

What can I plant next to a pond?

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 20:37

I saw some iris next to a friend's pond - looked lovely reflected in the water. And dogwoodfor winter reflection in pond.

bulbs throughout the seasons

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 20:35

True geoff

Thanks Welshonion, but my bed won't have any grass in it whatsoever as the seed mis I'm going to use is 100% cornfield flowers and they are also all annuals, no perennials, so no need to mow.

Or do I need to mow annuals too?! If so, I stand corrected!


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! 
Replies: 4    Views: 357
Last Post: 04/10/2015 at 20:23

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Lost 3, this is my last one standing... 
Replies: 13    Views: 539
Last Post: 11/09/2015 at 22:44

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
Replies: 10    Views: 851
Last Post: 29/01/2015 at 10:02

Golfinches have landed!

Best seed for them? 
Replies: 46    Views: 1407
Last Post: 08/02/2015 at 19:34

Dreaded thrips

How can I get the better of them this year?! 
Replies: 17    Views: 803
Last Post: 28/01/2015 at 19:32

Clematis Cirrhosa

does it flower in its first year? 
Replies: 7    Views: 354
Last Post: 08/01/2015 at 12:35

Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
Replies: 6    Views: 506
Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 16:23

Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
Replies: 31    Views: 1644
Last Post: 18/10/2014 at 19:48


Best online retailer? 
Replies: 28    Views: 1584
Last Post: 27/01/2015 at 13:12

Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
Replies: 6    Views: 417
Last Post: 01/10/2014 at 21:31

Nematodes for thrips

Too late to apply in a sheltered London garden? 
Replies: 3    Views: 360
Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 14:49

Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
Replies: 15    Views: 732
Last Post: 31/01/2015 at 11:08

Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
Replies: 9    Views: 470
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 21:08

Erodium Bishops Form

Has never re-flowered :-( 
Replies: 17    Views: 562
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43
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