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Latest posts by Jess is in the Garden

Gardenia to be moved

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 14:57


Golfinches have landed!

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 14:05

It isn't daft at all - I read on the RSPB site that they WILL migrate South, usually places like Spain, when our Winters get too cold. In London it's so mild they have no need to leave. Whereabouts are you?

Glad to hear that someone has had luck with the cat scarer...I have one that is a 2D metal cutout of a moggy, with scary looking glass eyes. I put it out months ago and found that the local moggy Alpha male had considerately pooed right over it 

Rats feeding on bird food! What to do?

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 14:02

That's a brilliant idea Treehugger! And even if the birds eat some of the chill, it really doesn't harm them?

Tree suggestions

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 14:00

How about  witch hazel blairs, or smaller lilacs? Just for some lovely scent too, which may be smelt from the flats as well?

I love witch hazel, but no space for it in my teeny garden...

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:58

I think I'll have to Lyn, as I can't find anyone who sells it any more - thanks! Do you stick the strands into small pots with compost, or just straight back into the ground?

Dying Yesterday Today and Tomorrow Tree

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:56

I have no words....

Flowers or plants with the name Sharon

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:54

They're beautiful plants. Get lovely and big in not much time. Especially love the yellow version. Outdoor girl is right - it is the hibiscus family, not a rose.


Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:51

Monty says to let the roots grow until they fill their little compartment (if in a seedlings tray) then repot. Then do the same again into a larger pot. He is my guru 

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:48

Hello All,

I bought my first small pot of this last year - it is lush! Tiny, china blue starry flowers, atop evergreen, spreading greenery (small leaved). Related to lobelias we all know, but looks nothing like them.

Amazing plant - never gets sick, thrives in heavy soil, in total shade. Whjat more could you ask for really?!

Except that i can't seem to get hold of any more.

I know I should probably just tear a piece off and do my own cuttings, but I never seem to have much success with these...


Gardenia to be moved

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:43

BUMP -  there must be an indoor gardenia expert on here somewhere 

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

What is this succulent please?

Label fell off and I can't remember! 
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Last Post: 04/10/2015 at 20:23

Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

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

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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Last Post: 27/01/2015 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: 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
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