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Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Slugs

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 18:53

Yeah, for some reason Asda only had the metaldehyde this year so I had to buy online.  Googling 'organic slug pellets' will find them.

Shredder

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 20:00

Hi Alan, I also have an Alko which works well.  They all occasionally block with too much wet stuff but find that mixing about 20% wet/green stuff with 80% dry stuff or branches during shredding keeps it clear.  That's also the ideal ratio for making compost as it happens.

Fidgetbones - tell me about it.  I have a garage with no room for a car now, a shed and I still don't have enough room for everything - next project is building a small wooden storage thing to keep my cement mixer and shredder in.. 

Bulb Sizes

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 18:51

Yep, but it's difficult to estimate in easy terms how big a bulb is from it's circumference, so, to get the diameter (also in cm), divide by Pi (roughly 3) so a size 12 bulb is about 4cm diameter.

I'm sure they quote the circumference just so the number looks as big as possible - surprised they don't use millimeters!

Plant identification please

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 18:38

Yes, that's how we can see the original.  I'll detail how those posting photos can prevent the problem from occuring in the first place.

Plant identification please

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 17:58
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Yay!  Bob, you're not just a pretty face are you?  How did you do that?

And is it a very splendid sort of antirrhinum?  Hard to tell the shape of the flower at this angle 

I'm not well known in the pretty face arena, unfortunately!

The method is a bit long-winded.

Tell you what, I'll start a new post in the Site Feedback forum later detailing the method and include tips on how to edit a photo so it works properly in the first place! 

No videos

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 17:51

Hi Pete, I'm using exactly the same setup but they work OK here.  I would think it's a browser setting somewhere, but difficult to say exactly which one!

Can you try another browser?  I just tried Chrome and they work OK in that.  If Chrome works then time to investigate IE settings.  If Chrome doesn't work either then I'm stumped.

Plant identification please

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 16:39

I've figured out how to make some of these photos bigger and zoomable, if anyone wants to give it a go:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26088.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Ginger

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 16:33

I planted a full hand on a south-facing bay windowsill behind net curtains and it did well (reached about 4ft), but took a long time and never flowered or gave a noticeable amount of extra root.  Reading that article, it sounds like I should have used a smaller section and put it in a bigger pot.  Not sure OH would allow a bucket in the living room though!

Cayenne Pepper

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 16:20

Sorry - I missed the title of your thread - doh!

Aquilegia seeds

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 16:16

Yes, you can sow in pots as soon as they seed.  Some will germinate straightaway and others in the spring.  Overwintering in a cold frame is ideal.  I sowed some last year in August and they germinated within a week but they didn't grow big enough to flower this year, so by sowing now you may have a chance.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Deep Down & Dirty: The Science of soil

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Cost of bird food

bulk vs supermarket 
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Wild Garden (Community Channel)

On Freeview/Sky 
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Bilberry

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Sparrows!

The sparrows have had a good breeding season 
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why-all-the-hyphens-in-post-titles

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ID trumpet flower

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Bee spotting

Have you seen any bees yet? 
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New deliveries

Tree and shrub planting 
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