Jess is in the Garden

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Posted: 26/04/2017 at 10:26

I don't know if this helps, but whenever we went away, when we had a cat, we had one of those timer controlled cat feeders, that provided up to 5/6 meals at regular 12/24 hour intervals.

It sat on an ice pack, which obviously only kept everything cool for a day, but with dry biscuits it wasn't a problem.

Wondering if your hog would be able to feed from something like that, when you're not around?

I think it was by PetMate.

Wish I had hogs in our garden! Too small and in inner London...

downsizing my garden

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 10:20

Just  at your garden raisingirl!

I can only dream!

I suppose if I did now, and it was too much for me, I'd consider planting in drifts and using native wild flowers wherever possible to self seed and cancel out undesirable plants/weeds.

Crocuses, cyclamen, cranesbills, narcissi, snowdrops, mini irises, mind is boggling 

Last edited: 26 April 2017 10:20:24

Lavender Wilting

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 10:11

Duh, would help if I actually attached the photo, wouldn't it...

Lavender Wilting

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 10:11

Grubs look like this and are pretty foul!

About 1cm long, creamy, with a darker head.

I stuck mine in a dish and let the blackbirds have a treat, whenever I found them. 

There may be eggs laid by the adult beetles, in the soil, that you can't if you do find a grub then it's best to chuck the soil out, wash the root ball and replant in fresh soil (as Dove said above!)

Good luck 

Last edited: 26 April 2017 10:12:27

Buying trees online

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 10:07

Good point Learnincurve - and 24 couriers will make all the difference.

Can anyone suggest a tall white tulip flowering same time as queen of the night

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 10:06

Me neither. But this has inspired me to start again - those two colours together were just amazing.

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 10:04

Oh no Learnincurve  fingers crossed...

Hello Forkers - April edition

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 10:03


The weather has gone totally barmy this week.

Even in London it's chilly and extremely windy.

Can anyone suggest a tall white tulip flowering same time as queen of the night

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 09:59

Howevere, mine didn't change to the colour around the edges, just went paler if anything!

Can anyone suggest a tall white tulip flowering same time as queen of the night

Posted: 26/04/2017 at 09:58

That was it!! I knew somebody would be along at some point, with a name 

Discussions started by Jess is in the Garden

Best plant for an east facing site

Large shrub or tree? 
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Poorly clematis triternata rubromarginata

No idea what is wrong with it... 
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Small Tree I.D.

Can't remember the name! 
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Ficus disease or normal phenolic glands?!

Utterly stumped - please help as it's losing all its leaves... 
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Pest on my house ficus

Leaves drying and falling off 
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Plant ID please

Is this a tree? 
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Planting in area where cypresses have lived

Do I need to improve the soil at all? 
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Ill mimosa tree

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Bracken fungus in a dead trunk

Should I get rid of it in case it spreads elsewhere? 
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South of France best shrubs for east facing wall

Enclosed, walled, south facing garden 
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Please ID this one for me!

Cutting from somebody I've lost touch with.  
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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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