Latest posts by BobTheGardener

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.

Unknown fruit bush

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 18:53

Something wrong with your browser settings I think Logan.  I don't know what device you use but try installing another browser - Chrome works on most things.

Camellia Kick Off

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 09:03

Probably suffering from 'transplant shock' then and sounds like it is recovering.

Pear tree

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 00:34

Keep it watered for the rest of the year Baza so it can establish - once a week is about right.  Stake it if you haven't already as this prevents wind rock which stops the roots developing properly.  Also keep an eye out for orange spots (pear rust) appearing on leaves and pick off any leaves which show it.  Assuming it's a young tree, you will need to prune it in winter to help it develop a good productive shape - see the RHS advice here:



Acer tree help - drooping

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 19:12

Is that a frog or toad in the pot, behind the soil meter?

Edit: just looked at the first pic and can see it's a plastic one!

how do you upload a picture

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 19:08

It's down to which default browser your device uses.  Some have reported that Google Chrome works OK on some Android phones/tablets, so try that.

Tulip type name?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 18:46

That's known as a 'double', so google for 'double fringed tulips' and you should find several types which look similar.  I'd hazard a guess that it is 'Sensual Touch'.


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 18:41

It depends on how 'strong' your comfrey liquid is.  A good rule of thumb is to dilute it so that the result looks like weak tea.

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Hope it finds it's way home 
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Replace or cut back hard? 
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They're about now! 
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Thieving rodents 
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Plant ID quizzes

Have fun identifying plants! 
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Watering dried-out pots

Tip to help to stop water running straight through 
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Broad bean tip blackfly infestation 
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Bob's guide to picking soft fruit

Only fto be read by your household's main gardener! 
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I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
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Flew into the polytunnel for a while 
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A week of rain = jungle garden!

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