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Jigsaw Gill

Latest posts by Jigsaw Gill

Poorly buddlea buzz

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 21:49

I planted a buddlea buzz in a container last year. I pruned it inAutumn and again in spring and it looked really healthy until this last week when it has started to develop wilting yellow leaves and doesn't seem to be improving after watering. Any ideas what is causing it please? 


Posted: 31/05/2014 at 23:03

I received mine yesterday - most in pretty good condition & now potted on. Unfortunately not labelled at all so actually not sure what I've got! May have to post photos to ID if I can't work it out as they grow.

Egg Shells

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 21:56

I find coffee grinds round plants works really well, but also collect in bucket of salted water, but towards end of last summer slugs were actually climbing out of quite strongly salted water!  Scary stuff- just how much salt is needed?

Where will I put them all?

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 20:09

Bex- I bought 2 Hebe Heartbreakers from Jacksons last year- both really nice plants, lovely colour .one for myself and the other I planted in my daughter'a gravel garden, where it looks great. They both had a bit of a dodgy time in the very cold spell about last March,but heeding advice from this forum they recovered beautifully. If it's a decent day tomorrow I am actually planning a little trip to Jacksons as they have 20% discount through February. I fancy a Mahonia and maybe Hammamelis( sorry can't spell

Where will I put them all?

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 17:53

Yes it is my local GC & I use it very often. Always been happy with purchases. Never used mail order though

Piping for tunnels/cloches

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 17:46

Oh ok thank you both will have a look.

Piping for tunnels/cloches

Posted: 31/01/2014 at 20:48

I'm wanting to make hoops to support fleeces & nets for my raised beds. I've read that blue cold water piping works well. I'm wondering what diameter tubing to use and also where best to buy. So far I can only find it sold in quite large rolls which seems quite pricey. Any suggestions please or any better solutions? Thank you

How to clear field

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 21:16

Ok thanks for advice everyone- such a lot to learn and think about, but I am enjoying the challenge. I think I definitely need another bed clearing, but I'm going to stop at that for this year and see how things pan out then.

How to clear field

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 08:21

All this thinking about what I'm going to grow has made me think I need to clear some more growing space! I think I may clear another bed to run across the bottom of the beds I've made to grow my spuds in next year. I've noticed that tubers are sold in 2kg bags & am wondering how big an area that would need.? So far the beds I've made are 2m x 1m approx.

How to clear field

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 22:11

Yes I like the idea of fruit bushes. I once tasted red gooseberries and would quite like to try those and also wondered about autumn raspberries as I read that these are easier than summer ones.

Discussions started by Jigsaw Gill

Leggy polygoniums

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Poorly buddlea buzz

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Piping for tunnels/cloches

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Planting lily bulbs

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Propogating monardia

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How to clear field

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Broken potato stem

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Heavenly bamboo

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Which evergreen shrub

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Brown leaves on rhododendrons

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Red beetles

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Poorly hebe

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Can anyone tell me if this is comfrey? It's only 4-5 inches high 
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Last Post: 05/05/2013 at 11:02

Slug warfare

Better things to do on a Friday night! 
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