Jess is in the Garden


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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.

Cuttings

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 

Cyclamen Coum

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:39

How are yours doing Matt? I spotted the first few violet flowers on my cyclamen this morning (in between the hailstorms) 

Golfinches have landed!

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 13:38

I wonder why Susan?

Dorset, your set up sounds very organised! I only have a bog standard hanging feeder in my little garden. Am getting bird table/feeder envy, looking at One's set up!

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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Last Post: 12/10/2015 at 12:23

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: 18/03/2017 at 21:46

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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Hellebores

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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