Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Bug on kalanchoe

Posted: 31/12/2015 at 21:56

What you have there is almost certainly the empty pupal case of a moth form the Tortricidae family (probably the Light Brown Apple Moth, the caterpillar of which eats just about anything.):

Amazing what 5 minutes and Google reverse image search will find.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 22:30

Lizzie, aconites are one of those that will either do well and multiply or will die off.  They are a plant from deciduous woodland so like light in the winter but shade in the summer and don't like being baked in dry soil.

Anyone done any gardening today?

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 16:11

Just planted out some tree lilies which have outgrown their 50cm pots.  Decided to re-pot the beautifiu 'Miss Lucy' green and pink tinted white doubles as they'd been in the same pot for 3-4 years and didn't do too well last summer.  Unfortunately I discovered why - they have either rotted or something has eaten them as there was no sign of bulbs in the containers!  Normally I find a few babies even if the main bulb has died, but nothin'

Plant ID

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 15:56

'White clips' has 5-7 nut.  Definitely a Campanula.c. as I recognise the flower buds.

Plant ID

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 15:50

I'd agree with one of the groundcover campanulas (Campanula carpatica.)  Pretty little things and unfussy.

Carrots - what's the secret?!

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 22:37

If you grow the early types, you can be pulling 'baby' carrots in just a few weeks.  I only grow maincrop carrots though which I sow in spring and pull continuously from July until the end of the winter.  Carrots are biennials and will flower in their second year - once they start to send up the flower stem (a tall umbellifer) they become tough and inedible.

Corious tree

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 14:00

Ralph, it's a sculpture.

The Old Beeb Posters!

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 13:58

Another ex-Beeb with same name here.

Football season - 2014

Posted: 27/12/2015 at 13:32

The players have a fantastic team spirit and there are no moody over-paid 'prima donnas' which is probably why they are doing so well. 

Football season - 2014

Posted: 27/12/2015 at 11:45

David, Liverpool played very well, probably the best team we have played on the day while our strikers seemed off-colour.  Thanks Jo and Verdun - our fans have their feet firmly on the ground and we'll only be happy once we are safe from relegation!  I think most of us wiill be ecstatic if we finish mid-table and a top five finish would be a dream come true! Man City up next, so another tough game on Tuesday!

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

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


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


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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