Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Apple Tree Dying?

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 18:35

Yep, unfortunately.   (Well, the C shaped ones.)

The other long grub I don't recognize.

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 23:15

Yep, 4 petals is right I think so either an invading flower there or it's something else entirely.  Leaves look at bit like a Leucanthemum?

Spraying tree suckers?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 23:10

Prunus are pretty bomb-proof as far as trees go so I wouldn't bother treating the roots with anything.

Killed rhubarb plant?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 23:06

I think it'll be fine but I wouldn't pull any more stems this year to give it the best chance of building the crown up again.

Killed rhubarb plant?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:47

If it has been there a few years it'll recover.  If it's a newly planted one it might struggle.

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:46

Good point nut.

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:45

Might be some kind of Evening primrose but doesn't look quite right.  Have a sniff of the flower - Oenothera are fragrant late in the day.

Unknown fruit bush

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 19:27

Some are self-pollinating to a degree but crops are much higher with cross-pollination (like many fruit trees and bushes)

Spraying tree suckers?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 19:24

It is thought that pulling suckers away from the root rather than cutting them off lessens the likelihood of more suckers appearing.  This is standard practice for removing rose suckers.


Unknown fruit bush

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 19:16

As Logan said, it's a blueberry.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener


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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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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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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Last Post: 18/06/2014 at 14:32

Dragonfly/Darter/Mayfly ID?

Flew into the polytunnel for a while 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 21:44

A week of rain = jungle garden!

It's been too wet to really do anything outside.. 
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