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Jigsaw Gill

Latest posts by Jigsaw Gill

Some unknown plants in my rockery

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 22:54

I thought the first one looks like thyme

Heavenly bamboo

Posted: 22/06/2013 at 22:45

My local garden centre has Heavenly Bamboo for sale at a discounted price and I am tempted to buy. I am wondering if this has impossible to remove roots like other bamboos or is it no relation?

How did you get into gardening?

Posted: 21/06/2013 at 22:28

My parents loved gardening and tried to get me interested , but I never enjoyed it and when I first got married and had our first houses my husband enjoyed gardening and I was happy to leave it to him. Then as the children got older and we got very involved with their sports activities the garden got sadly neglected and for one reason or another OH lost interest and it just got worse and worse.then one day just over a year ago I decided I couldn't stand the overgrown mess any more and started to tackle it on my own, not really knowing what I was doing. As things started to improve I realised that I was really enjoying it, being outside whatever the weather, cutting and clearing and then planting. I read and read and then found this forum which has been a massive help. I've started to grow veg, which I find so interesting and rewarding. I can't wait to get home from work and into the garden and am so sorry I have come to gardening so late at 56. There's so much to learn and still so much to do in our garden ,bot I really am loving it  and can't wait to retire and fill my days pottering in the garden.

Which evergreen shrub

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 14:03

Hadn't thought of a pot- that may be nice. Do't know spindle will have a look at that, thank you Bookertoo

Which evergreen shrub

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 08:29

I need an evergreen shrub to give interest to a corner of my garden. It will be in front of a hawthorn hedge ,adjacent to a leylandi hedge. Gets sun for a fair amount of day. I don'treally want spring flowering, but otherwise not bothered. I have considered a viburnum and already have choisa but wondering what other options?thanks

Brown leaves on rhododendrons

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 08:13

Okay thank you

Brown leaves on rhododendrons

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 08:05

Morning - just been out to look. We have 3 different Rhodes each running into the other. The purple one seems most affected and leaves are nearly all brown spotted, but flat, some have brown tips. The red one next to it has quite a few brown spotty flat leaves and the white one next to that seems okay. All have had a good cut back because very overgrown, must be over 30 years old.

Brown leaves on rhododendrons

Posted: 02/06/2013 at 22:01

We had very overgrown Rhodes which we cut back dramatically last summer and this year although flowering beautifully the leaves are turning brown. Don't know why or what ,if anything, can be done?

Red beetles

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 20:05

Thank you all for the fast response. I had a feeling they were bad news.

Red beetles

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 18:53

Just been putting supports around my oriental lilies and noticed several red beetles on the leavesI I guess this is lily beetle but what do I do with it?

Discussions started by Jigsaw Gill

Leggy tomatoes

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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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