BobTheGardener


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Persuade orange tree to flower

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 23:38

I don't know about chemicals being used but they are certainly grown under ideal (and artificial) conditions to make them look their best ready for sale.  That would include varying the day/night lengths, temperature variations and nutrients.  That applies to many other plants we buy at garden centres too.

Aquilegia flowers 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:52

Great idea for a thread FB!  Getting a bit dark now but will try a few snaps.

Aqilegias

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:47

There are loads as Nut says.  Have a look at the Touchwood site and you'll be addicted, GD!


http://www.touchwoodplants.co.uk/aquilegiaseed.htm


Aqilegias

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:35

If it's a named cultivar (quite likely in an open garden) the it could be ex 'Red Star'.

Anyone help I'd this plant

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:12

Nut

Aqilegias

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 18:21

Could well be Topbird.  Most of mine are McKana hybrids (or my own hybrids from those and Caerulea) and they sprout new tiny flowerbuds at joints on the existing main spike when I dead-head them.

Is this a weed?

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 17:17

Have it out before it seeds - it produces several thousand of them!

Climbing glossy weed

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 17:12

Look like Black Bryony to me.  Bindweed has large trumpet shaped flowers.


Edit: Actually, I'll take that back as the stems aren't right and black bindweed does indeed also have small insignificant flowers.

Last edited: 05 June 2016 17:16:25

Zucchini leaves curling downward

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 17:07

Try resizing or using a different compression level on your images so they are about 1MB in file size.  Easy on a PC or laptop but maybe not on other devices.

Aqilegias

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 17:04

I've found that removing any developing seed pods does make the existing spike produce some extra (often smaller) flowers.

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Border design by Spanish bluebells

Random plantings 
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Unknown bird

Came home this evening to find this 
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Garden photos April

By month so folk can see what is in bloom for reference purposes. 
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Winter soft fruit pruning

Some things to do now 
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'Dramatic' music in TV programmes

Increase in noise! 
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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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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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Little Red Devils (Lily beetles)

They're about now! 
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Christmas has come early

New trees 
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