Jess is in the Garden


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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!

Dreaded thrips

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 21:28

http://www.greengardener.co.uk/product.asp?id_pc=13&cat=25&id_product=193

Golfinches have landed!

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 21:20

Hostafan- I had a verbena B years ago, but haven't planted one since - will definitely get one this year now, as I'd love to see them feeding from that!

Alan- could be where you love is too cold? I read on the rspb site (nerd) that although goldfinches are uk natives, they can migrate to Southern Europe in winter if it's too cold over here. I'm in London, where bar a few cold snaps, it has been a mild winter again.

Golfinches have landed!

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 21:16

Brilliant photo One! I'll try and get a shot of my little visitors too.

bit about buying Nyger seed and the goldfinches promptly abandoning ship made me laugh so much I nearly dropped my tea 

 My husband has been teasing me all evening, saying I'm just a Greek mamma, wanting to feed the world and even extending it to buying specialist seed, cheeky sod.

i think that after reading all your comments, I shall stick with my Gardman sunflower hearts. Whoever said the finches know a good thing when they see one, was right! 

Also trye that husk less seeds like the ones I'm using, are really less messy and attract fewer unwanted guests too.

i know they ain't cheap (pardon the pun), but these little beauties, all of them, are a bit like pets to me now 

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! 
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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: 31/01/2017 at 14:43

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

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 
Replies: 15    Views: 1104
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 :-( 
Replies: 17    Views: 1043
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 22:43
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