BobTheGardener


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Native or Non Native ?

Posted: 25/10/2016 at 19:01

This is probably what you are looking for Philippa:


http://www.webmesh.co.uk/nativetrees.htm

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 17:34

I'll kick-off with a couple of photos of my blueberry patch.  They are worth growing just for the autumn leaf colour!


Please can you identify this plant?

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 15:00

There are a lot of them.  Have a browse through this site to see if you can spot a match:


http://www.drought-smart-plants.com/sempervivum-picture-gallery.html

Weed identification

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 13:20

Looks like creeping wood sorrel (oxalis corniculata.)  Almost impossible to get rid of and digging the roots out is your best bet.  Once it gets into cracks in paving etc., you're pretty much stuck with it.

Truffels or just fungi?

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 16:13

They look like truffles to me.  Try to find a mycology club near you - google 'mycology club' and add your nearest city.

Slimy Fungus on gravel

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 16:08

This may help Judy:


http://naturesnurtureblog.com/ttt-turn-baking-soda-into-washing-soda/


Look for 'soda ash' or 'sodium carbonate'.  If you can't find any, the link above tells you how to turn baking soda (widely available anywhere) into it.

crocus en masse

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 16:04

Agree with berghill - lift turf.  Bulb planters go too deep - crocuses only need to be about 5cm deep.

Killing Weeds

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 16:01

I suspect he meant sodium chlorate (sodium chloride is common salt.)  It was banned for garden use by the government in 2010.  Roundup works fine but use it in the spring when weeds start growing strongly and it will kill them right back to the roots.  Don't pull the weeds up until they are completely dead or the roots won't be killed.

Disturbing a newly planted Peony

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 22:52

I assume it's to protect against frost losgood.  To help with that you could put a couple of inches of compost or bark chippings over the top during the coldest part of winter which will protect the roots from freezing then carefully remove it once the hardest frosts have passed.

Disturbing a newly planted Peony

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 22:31

It won't have grown any roots in such a short period so you should be ok to dig it up and replant it.  Do as Nut says and replant it with the eyes facing upwards and no more than an inch below the surface.  They usually refuse to flower if planted too deep.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Some kind of mint?

 
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Last Post: 27/08/2017 at 19:16

Accidental greengage

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

Hoglet!

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

Canary

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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