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Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Discovered raspberries (or perhaps loganberries), what to do?

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 16:11

Try and make a fan shape if you can.

Edit: here's some training and pruning advice from the RHS:


No idea what I'm doing!!!

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 14:59

Some clematis are scented.  Narrows the search quite a bit though!

No idea what I'm doing!!!

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 14:57

Yes, a grape might work, particularly a type that is grown for foliage rather than actually producing useable fruit.  I'd contact specialist vine suppliers and ask their advice - try a google for "grape vine suppliers uk".  Bear in mind that they have big leaves, so if summer wind loading might be an issue as well as in the winter, you might have to be careful.

No idea what I'm doing!!!

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 14:34

There are plenty of clematis that can grow to 4m+ and as they prefer their roots in shade, planting them below the decking might suit them well.  This supplier has lots and the website is quite well laid out:


Potateo advice

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 14:19

Looks a bit like flea beetle damage.

What is this please

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 14:18

Yes, it looks like a sucker which is devoid of chlorophyll, perhaps a mutation.  I think it must be a sucker from another plant as it wouldn't survive without chlorophyll otherwise.

Tomato fruit issue

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 14:12

Seeds can be infected with blight, so that is a possibility.

No idea what I'm doing!!!

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 14:05

It sounds like clematis would suit - there are hundreds to choose from.  Can we assume you will need to grow them in pots or containers?

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 14:02

Molene, Are you using a PC, a phone or an Apple i-something?  That affects what you can see/do.

venus flytrap seeds

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 12:27

Can you post a photo, George?  They don't sound like venus fly trap plants to me.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

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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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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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 17:42

Deep Down & Dirty: The Science of soil

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Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 11:30

Check your delphiniums for caterpillars

Look for distorted and damaged leaves near the tips 
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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 10:58

Seed grown Wisteria finally in flower - Hooray!

Planted many years ago 
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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 12:39


Polytunnel growing 
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Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 19:05

First day of (meteorological) Spring

How id your garden looking 
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Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 20:31

DIY heated propagator

Making one from scratch 
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Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 19:57

Cost of bird food

bulk vs supermarket 
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Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 12:33

Wild Garden (Community Channel)

On Freeview/Sky 
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Front garden revamp - before and after photos

Redsigning weedy crazy paving 
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Flowering in September 
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