Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Agapanthus From Seed

Posted: 02/08/2017 at 20:04

The offspring will likely be a mixture, some similar and some quite different.  Try it and after about 3 years when thay start flowering, you will be able to select  and keep the ones you like.

Caterpillar Infestation

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 18:35

Not a lot you can do really, Jim, other than harvest what you can and start planning on how to protect next year's plants with butterfly netting (which has has holes no bigger than 7mm.)

Dahlia leaves being eaten

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 18:15

They don't always leave visible trails, the sneaky little b*ggers!

Help to needed to ID Weed growing through old hedge

Posted: 31/07/2017 at 08:35

It's probably the same plant, Dove.  Apparently it's been around a lot longer than we think (since the 17th century) - some info here:

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 22:25

The forum was down for a few hours, BL.

Ideas for an Unheated Greenhouse

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 16:38

How about some of the more unusual varieties of pelargonium?  They certainly fulfil the long flowering requirement and as long as you keep them dry over winter can stand a bit of frost (although the tops will obviously die off.)

No flowers on my Cosmos !!

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 17:52

I'm growing dwarf variety Sonata mixed from seed this year which are just starting to flower.  They are 3ft tall though (supposed to be 2ft) but at least they are dwarf compared to the ones I grew last time, which were 5-6ft tall monsters!

Committing an Illegal Act of Tree Preservation

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 16:50

If you wear a coverall of some type, nobody is even likely to notice and certainly not ask what you are doing!

Accidental greengage

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 16:22

Even the OH likes them and she doesn't particulary like plums in general, so it's a winner!

As a further bonus, I just looked at their website and the gage is £10 more so that makes up for the dodgy plants they've sent me in the past (you can probably guess who that supplier is now..)

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Accidental greengage

Wrong variety but happy 
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Last Post: 29/07/2017 at 16:32


Seems hedgehogs are breeding in my garden 
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Last Post: 09/07/2017 at 21:28

New greenhouse

Building greenhouse from start to fruition 
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Last Post: 09/07/2017 at 16:13

Border design by Spanish bluebells

Random plantings 
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Last Post: 14/05/2017 at 14:32

Unknown bird

Came home this evening to find this 
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Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 20:19

Garden photos April

By month so folk can see what is in bloom for reference purposes. 
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Last Post: 02/04/2017 at 20:01

Winter soft fruit pruning

Some things to do now 
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Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 17:52

'Dramatic' music in TV programmes

Increase in noise! 
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Last Post: 23/11/2016 at 22:23

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Thought I'd start a thread just for our photos 
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Last Post: 03/12/2016 at 00:32

Gardener's World about to start now!

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Last Post: 14/07/2016 at 16:55

Cutting ID

I thought these were philadelphus 
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Last Post: 11/07/2016 at 17:34


Hope it finds it's way home 
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Last Post: 26/04/2016 at 18:22

Vine weevils

..ate all of my winter carrots! 
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Last Post: 01/01/2016 at 22:01

Huge pest problem

Don't think netting will work 
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Last Post: 19/12/2015 at 21:00

Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Replace or cut back hard? 
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Last Post: 20/09/2015 at 13:33
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