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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

Climbing Roses

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 19:06

Wow Paul - 90 roses?! Amazing. Never mind David Austin, you could open up your own garden to the rose-obsessed of us instead

no whinge gardening!!!!!

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 19:04

happymarion - glass half full and all that

MOB rants

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 19:02

Definitely Grandma - if only we could rule for a day eh!

Tina - What a WASTE!!! It makes me cry to see that sort of thing...

no whinge gardening!!!!!

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 16:38

what would the world be without grumpy old men though?

MOB rants

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 16:33

TinaTurner - don't get me started on yappy pathetic excuses for real dogs argh!

My bug bear - tenants across gardens from us (we have full view of their back dumps, sorry, gardens - rubbish areas for old tyres, knackered kids ride-ons, Not a loved plant in sight except for enornous weeds. One of these families has 3 kids and the back garden is used a dogs' toilet, so kids not even allowed out there.

They are both council tenants and it gets to me so much because I have friends in council flats stuck up on upper floors, in cramped conditions, with kids, who would give their right arm for that green space.

Surely council tenants ought to be liable for their gardens if they're lucky enough to get a house with a flipping garden?!

Rant over.

Oh and thank you Gardening G for original post!

Climbing Roses

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 16:27

1st rose above is Penny Lane

2nd pic is of a white shrub rose I have in a raised west facing flower bed, called "Iceberg" - pure white, scented, very tough, long arching branches so can be trained over things too.

Climbing Roses

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 16:25


Climbing Roses

Posted: 26/02/2013 at 16:22

Hi Steve,

I've got a climbing rose in a pot, about 5 yrs old now, cut it hard back to about a foot above soil level every year and it gives the most glorious, long-lasting display all through the summer. Flowers are cream/palest pink with a touch of apricot. Lovely delicate scent too. I'd swear by it. It's called Rosa "Penny Lane"

Hi Louise,

I've got a beautiful white, climbing rose called Mme Alfred de Carriere which is doing well on a sheltered north fence, Also have Penny Lane climber (see post above) west facing - doing well. Clematis- Nelly Moser has very large, papery white/pink flowers and mine is thriving on the same north fence...

Good luck both!


Talkback: Top 10 plants for a dream garden

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 19:54

how come roses don't like your heavy clay soil gardenning granny? mine is heavy clay too, but the roses do really well.

Newly laid sedum roof

Posted: 25/02/2013 at 19:52


Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

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


Best online retailer? 
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Clematis Alba Luxurians

Why do I have to prune it mid. February? 
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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 :-( 
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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

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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
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