Jess is in the Garden


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Old Wive's Tales/Tips and Wrinkles

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:35

KEF and runny- most Edinburgh girls under the age of 25 regularly go out in sub zero temperatures with practically nothing on  Used to make me weep when I lived there. I could almost feel myself getting a kidney infection, just watching them!

Pansy, that is brilliant 

Cyclamen Coum

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:32

Ooh your white ones are fab! And I'm impressed you managed to get anything out of a corm-mine never work! have to plant them with leaves.

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:22

Thanks pansy 

Golfinches have landed!

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:14

Ah GardeningG that sounds lovely.never seen a tree creeper. Had never seen a goldfinch until 3 weeks ago! Would love to have a garden large enough one day to leave a wild bit of teasel for the. In the meantime, will plant a verbena Bon as suggested by hosta fan.

It was very mild here until today Alan- bitingly cold wind tonight and set to plummet by tomorrow....that's what I find hard, being originally Mediterranean in my bones- this constant yoyo-ing between bleak winter and start of spring. Drives me nuts!

TREE REMOVAL

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 17:09

Golfinches have landed!

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 15:08

Ah I see  Mine was one of those really silly purchases one later regrets within about 5 minutes of opening the box, usually....

if it's freezing in Yorkshire, it could be why the goldfinches have gone. Maybe they'll return if you lay out some goodies for them, come spring! Have a look at this- love the short video of them singing 

http://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/discoverandlearn/birdguide/name/g/goldfinch/

Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 15:01

I think I'll try than pansy face, thanks. When would be a good time, do you think- spring? I bought mine in the alpine section of a garden centre as well, put only because it said it loved shade on the label and I have plenty of that! It really has thrived on no loving care whatsoever. 

Cyclamen Coum

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 14:59

My pink ones have very few leaves - in fact, the ones flowering best are the ones with next to no leaves! 

Gardenia to be moved

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 14:57

Anyone?!

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 

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

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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Phalenopsis failing to thrive and eventually dying.

Lost 3, this is my last one standing... 
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Lobelia/Pratia pedunculata or Blue Star Creeper

Where can I buy it? 
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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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Sternbergia Autumn. daffodils

Still no flowers... 
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Planting up my grandmother's abandoned grave

Any ideas? 
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Hellebores

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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Gardenia to be moved

From outdoors to indoors 
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Thalictrum needs a boost

Will it re flower if I deadhead or more? 
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