BobTheGardener


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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 15:19

FG - "... and I didn't know it"!   Preparing to pop to patch to pick peppers plus potatoes. 

plant ID please!

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 15:10

Lyn, I mainly do PC support so not brilliant with Apple stuff but if you can install a different browser like Chrome, an adblocker may work.  I think Safari is too locked-down by Apple to allow such things.

Which plant or Veg are you?

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 14:41

Butternut squash.  Not particularly exciting to look at but a heart of gold and contain a bit of everything vital to life!

Beige patches on Origanum Vulgare

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 14:34

Could be a miner but probably more likely a sap-sucker like thrips or flea beetles Rachel.  Removing the affected leaves is all you can really do but it is only minor cosmetic damage.  These things rarely cause a serious problem.

Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 13:00

Melon mayhem:


I think I'd better pinch them out while I can still get in there!

Plant I.D.

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 12:45

Install an ad blocker on your browser and the site works fine.  See my reply on this thread:

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/help/754604.html

 

plant ID please!

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 12:43

Daniel, install an adblocker on your browser and the site works fine.  See my reply on this thread:

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/help/754604.html

 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 13:38

Lily and everyone else who is having trouble, you need to install an adblocker on your web browser as it is the adverts which cause these issues.  If you don't know how to do that look at my answer in this post:

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/help/754604.html

or ask a friend who knows about "computery things" to help you install one. 

 

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 12:35

I find things work best if you keep the actual file size under 1MB.  The two ways of doing that are to use a different jpeg compression level (better photo editors let you control when you save the images) and/or resize the images but doing that reduces the degree we can zoom-in to a posted photo.  For a free solution which works great in Windows, try Irfanview: http://www.irfanview.com/

When you use Save As, there is a simple slider to change the jpeg compression level (labelled "Save quality.")

This is a 3072x2304 image saved at level 70 which produces a file size of 987KB:


 As you can see, it's possible to zoom right in to the flowers.

Favourite native mammal?

Posted: 01/08/2015 at 11:28

Hedgehogs as they are the only one which are a real benefit to my garden and cause no damage.  No noticeable damage from aquatic mammals though, I must admit!

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Gardener's World about to start now!

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Cutting ID

I thought these were philadelphus 
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Canary

Hope it finds it's way home 
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Vine weevils

..ate all of my winter carrots! 
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Huge pest problem

Don't think netting will work 
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Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Replace or cut back hard? 
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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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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 18:04

Bob's guide to picking soft fruit

Only fto be read by your household's main gardener! 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 18:52

Lovely surprise

I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
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