BobTheGardener


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MERRY CRIMBO FOLKS

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 20:13

Merry Christmas everyone and hope all of your seeds germinate, cuttings take and weeds mysteriously disappear in the coming year!


 

 

What passes you by?

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 19:41

Soap operas (I'd be happy if I never accidentally came across one again while switching channels), costume dramas, celebrity culture, religion, politics.  Oh, and TV shows about tatoos.  I also don't see the point in watching a film more than once every five or ten years.  Right, that's 75% of the TV shedule out of the window, so plenty of room for more gardening programmes and documentaries.

Problem with grass creeping from next door into border

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 14:23
LesleyK wrote (see)

Hi ecokid, I very often find self-seeded foxgloves in the garden and just dig them up and put them where I want them without any problems.

Same here Lesley - transplanting foxgloves is no problem whatsoever.

Very patchy grass - what's wrong? (pics)

Posted: 22/12/2015 at 14:12

Looks like a bit of thatch there too - I would scarify the lawn, prick it all over with a fork, going as deep as you can and then brush sharp sand into the holes, finally seeding the bare patches in early spring.

PS, the page looks fine here pansy, but I use an adblocker.

Worms in Manure Bags

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 18:33

There are quite a few 'chat' threads - it's such a friendly forum that I don't begrudge those at all but I can't keep up with them so only have an occasional 'lurk'!  Most of them are in 'the potting shed' forum topic which is exactly what that is for:

"The potting shed
Venture into the potting shed for garden gossip, topical debate or idle chit-chat."

I'm good at being idle but soon run out of 'chit-chat'!

Worms in Manure Bags

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 15:24

They seem to survive just fine in hot compost heaps but I would keep the bags out of full sun over the summer, just in case.  Even if the worms die, they will just add to the nutrients in that bag anyway.

Callicarpa profusion vs Viburnum Bodnantense

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 14:17

Well, my v. bodnantense 'Dawn' flowers have now finished but the callicarpas are still covered in purple berries..

"Show us ya baubles!"

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 13:46

That is lovely and very stylish Fairy!  I'm impressed!

Plant Id

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 13:31

Looking at the plant, I agree - acanthus

Winter

Posted: 20/12/2015 at 11:20

Lots of people wearing just shirts, blouses or T-shirts while Christmas shopping yesterday!  All of my garlic is 6" high - hope the lack of cold doesn't stop them splitting into cloves.  Still, the Exacta forecasters may still be right if we extend January and February to 45 days each!  (Hope that hasn't doomed March to be a wintery hell though!)

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

'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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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

Drought

No real rain here for weeks 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 18:41

Little Red Devils (Lily beetles)

They're about now! 
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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 17:03

Christmas has come early

New trees 
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Last Post: 19/12/2014 at 16:52

Anyone for squirrel crumble?

Thieving rodents 
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Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 21:12

Plant ID quizzes

Have fun identifying plants! 
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Last Post: 14/09/2014 at 13:17

Watering dried-out pots

Tip to help to stop water running straight through 
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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 12:28

Blackfly - ladybirds to the rescue!

Broad bean tip blackfly infestation 
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