Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Potato blight?

Posted: 05/09/2017 at 15:17

Dig them up now and you might be lucky enough to harvest them before the bight can travel all the way down to the tubers, in which case they will store OK.

Can anyone identify these please

Posted: 03/09/2017 at 19:23

1) looks like Alkanet

2) is Coltsfoot, I think

3) is an Allium, probably Moly (keep)

4) Looks like Hogweed

Can you identify? Possibly perennials

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 18:57

Asters are very late flowerers and yours look like they are about to bloom.  They will continue until the first frost though.

Can you identify? Possibly perennials

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 15:27

Probably Callistephus chinensis

Can you identify? Possibly perennials

Posted: 02/09/2017 at 15:19

The first photo may be asters.

Mushroom Windowsill Kit

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 23:19

Given that fungi do not require any light at all, I'm slightly mystified as to where the 'windowsill' bit comes in? Warmth, OK.  Very little cultural or background information on that link.

Growing edible mushrooms is an interesting and potentailly rewarding challenge for a gardener but, 'Value for money".. hmm.

Rudbeckia imposter

Posted: 01/09/2017 at 22:59

The large daisy-related species originally from the American praires are all closely related so it's always difficult to say.  I'll go with nut's reply.

Last edited: 01 September 2017 22:59:49

Would really like advice please?

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 18:40

Given that it is in fact stealing combined with trespass, I'd say 'disrespectful' doesn't go far enough in describing the way I'd feel, personally.

runner beans

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 18:34

I've found white flowered varieties generally do better than red flowered ones as far as pollination goes.  Also, the (same variety of) runners that I started a few weeks later than the main row have cropped much better than the ones planted as soon as weather conditions allowed, so a successional sowing seems to be a good idea and I'll be doing that every year now.

Garden Design Software

Posted: 31/08/2017 at 18:25

If you use the site search facility, you'll find that this has been asked a number of times over the last few years and no-one here has ever been able to recommend anything.  Try google.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Some kind of mint?

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Last Post: 27/08/2017 at 19:16

Accidental greengage

Wrong variety but happy 
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Last Post: 29/07/2017 at 16:32


Seems hedgehogs are breeding in my garden 
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Last Post: 09/07/2017 at 21:28

New greenhouse

Building greenhouse from start to fruition 
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Last Post: 09/07/2017 at 16:13

Border design by Spanish bluebells

Random plantings 
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Last Post: 14/05/2017 at 14:32

Unknown bird

Came home this evening to find this 
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Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 20:19

Garden photos April

By month so folk can see what is in bloom for reference purposes. 
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Last Post: 02/04/2017 at 20:01

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: 13/11/2017 at 12:59

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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