BobTheGardener


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Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 18:56

A shady patch, brightened up by heucheras and young aquilegias just about to flower:


gallery of shame

Posted: 31/05/2016 at 18:48

My garage.  There's a moterbike in there somewhere.


Plant or weed?!

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 15:15

Not sure about the first but it looks close to flowering so will soon be more easily identifiable.  The smaller ones surrounding it look like forget-me-nots.  The second one looks like nigella.

Last edited: 30 May 2016 15:16:19

Will my aquilegia flower this year?

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 12:40

Carol, they may still flower this year in the next few weeks but I would leave them in the ground anyway as aquilegia don't do very well in pots in my experience.  They send down a tap root so best left as they are.  The foliage is attractive anyway and they are as tough as old boots.

Help Identifying this Plant

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 12:03

Tragopogon porrifolius aka common salsify.

How to use Gro-Sure Farmyard Manure as mulch for berries etc?

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 11:58

Max, I've been using it for several years both as a mulch and mixed into the soil when planting and have had no negative effects. In fact I put down a two inch layer over my raspberry patch last winter and they came through it fine. It is already well rotted when supplied;  Most problems concerning manure use are due to using it 'raw' so to speak.

Last edited: 30 May 2016 11:58:24

Trying to find what animal is visiting my garden

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 17:50

Philippa, if you want to do some research, they are generally called "Trail" cameras.  Be warned that there is a huge range of them available though!

Spots on one tomato leaf?

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 15:24

I think it's insect damage, probably a sap-sucker of some kind which has moved on.  Keep an eye out for more damge but I don't think it's anything to worry about.

gallery of shame

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 11:37

Muddle-Up, you should use those old tiles to make garden features.  Laid on edge into a bed of cement and levelled by tapping down with a plank they make very nice edges for garden paths.  You can also drill holes in the corners and wire them together to make small planters.

problem with clematis

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 11:09

Snails are the usual culprit.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Canary

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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Last Post: 19/12/2015 at 21:00

Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Replace or cut back hard? 
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Last Post: 20/09/2015 at 13:33

Drought

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.. 
Replies: 16    Views: 1433
Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 17:42
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