BobTheGardener


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AT LAST! A SOLUTION FOR WORM CASTS???

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 18:55

ID please

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 19:32

I think it might be a not-very-happy Forsythia.

What did you learn from your garden this year?

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 18:52

Indeed it is Verdun!

Yellow Gardeners Delight

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 18:46

Mine from Mr Fothergills were normal too.  I grew the whole 'sun' range of cherry types this year and they've all done well.  Best flavoured are Sunpeach, Suncherry Premium and Suncherry Smile - all sweet but not overly so and packed with 'proper' tomato flavour. 


I also grew Gardener's Ecstasy from Realseeds - and my delight did indeed turn to ecstasy when I tasted the first one - a definite improvement on the old standard.

Last edited: 06 September 2016 18:49:22

What did you learn from your garden this year?

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 18:37

All I've learnt this year is that I never learn!  I find doesn't matter anyway as you can be as sure as eggs is eggs that the weather (or beasties) will put paid to any well laid out gardening plans no matter how experienced you are.

Shall I carry on with these seedlings?

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 18:57

Pot them on into bigger pots - I overwinter young delphiniums in 15cm pots and plant them out when I start to see a substantial amount of growth in the spring.  This also makes it easier to protect against slugs which is almost impossible for small delphiniums planted in the ground.

Last edited: 05 September 2016 18:59:15

Wild cherry tree recent transplant (please help)

Posted: 05/09/2016 at 18:50

Probably not enough water.  It's often the case that potted trees can't take in enough water from the surrounding soil until they have grown some new roots which will take a few months.  I'd give it a bucketful every couple of days from now until the rest of the trees in your area have naturally lost all of their leaves.


You should also really keep an area of at least a couple of feet diameter clear of grass around the trunk.  Grass is a very hungry plant and will out-compete the tree for water and food.

Tomato blight?

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 17:24

Not peppers but it can travel between potatoes and tomatoes which are in the same family.

Swede experts

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 17:07

When you say they are rotten, has the flesh in the centre has turned brown, which is known as 'brown heart'?  That is caused by a nutrient (Boron) deficiency.  This is worse on alkaline soils and spraying with a dilute solution of Borax a few times during the growing season should fix it.


The other possibilites are slugs eating into them which lets in fungal spores and starts them rotting.  Lack of water followed later by lots of water can cause them to split, again letting in fungal spores.

Alchemilla mollis

Posted: 04/09/2016 at 16:55

I wish mine wouldn't flower!  I love the foliage but sometimes forget to remove the flowers quick enough and, as Philippa alluded to, now have them everywhere.  The roots are extremely tough so digging them out is now a bit of a regular chore.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Some kind of mint?

 
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Accidental greengage

Wrong variety but happy 
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Hoglet!

Seems hedgehogs are breeding in my garden 
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New greenhouse

Building greenhouse from start to fruition 
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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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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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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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