Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Fig Tree in Dire Need of Help

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 18:22

The good news is that figs will almost always come back after being cut to the ground.

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 18:44

Or an oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum.)

Apple Tree Dying?

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 18:35

Yep, unfortunately.   (Well, the C shaped ones.)

The other long grub I don't recognize.

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 23:15

Yep, 4 petals is right I think so either an invading flower there or it's something else entirely.  Leaves look at bit like a Leucanthemum?

Spraying tree suckers?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 23:10

Prunus are pretty bomb-proof as far as trees go so I wouldn't bother treating the roots with anything.

Killed rhubarb plant?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 23:06

I think it'll be fine but I wouldn't pull any more stems this year to give it the best chance of building the crown up again.

Killed rhubarb plant?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:47

If it has been there a few years it'll recover.  If it's a newly planted one it might struggle.

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:46

Good point nut.

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:45

Might be some kind of Evening primrose but doesn't look quite right.  Have a sniff of the flower - Oenothera are fragrant late in the day.

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)

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Gardener's World about to start now!

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Cutting ID

I thought these were philadelphus 
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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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Last Post: 19/12/2015 at 21:00

Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Replace or cut back hard? 
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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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Lovely surprise

I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
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