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Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Strawberry feeding

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 19:22

Hi Aileen, by far the easiest thing to do is use a liquid feed.  Tomato feed is ideal.

Forum names

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 19:34
Singy wrote (see)

there is no funny story behind mine, it's my nickname which is shorten from my surname.

That's ruined my image of you pottering around the garden singing to yourself!

Name That Plant!

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 19:10

They look like oak tree seedlings to me, but there is a shrubby tree that looks similar who's name esacpes me at the moment.  Any squirrels in your area?  They love planting acorns and hazelnuts etc in pots of compost!

Slugs

Posted: 24/06/2013 at 18:53

Yeah, for some reason Asda only had the metaldehyde this year so I had to buy online.  Googling 'organic slug pellets' will find them.

Shredder

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 20:00

Hi Alan, I also have an Alko which works well.  They all occasionally block with too much wet stuff but find that mixing about 20% wet/green stuff with 80% dry stuff or branches during shredding keeps it clear.  That's also the ideal ratio for making compost as it happens.

Fidgetbones - tell me about it.  I have a garage with no room for a car now, a shed and I still don't have enough room for everything - next project is building a small wooden storage thing to keep my cement mixer and shredder in.. 

Bulb Sizes

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 18:51

Yep, but it's difficult to estimate in easy terms how big a bulb is from it's circumference, so, to get the diameter (also in cm), divide by Pi (roughly 3) so a size 12 bulb is about 4cm diameter.

I'm sure they quote the circumference just so the number looks as big as possible - surprised they don't use millimeters!

Plant identification please

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 18:38

Yes, that's how we can see the original.  I'll detail how those posting photos can prevent the problem from occuring in the first place.

Plant identification please

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 17:58
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Yay!  Bob, you're not just a pretty face are you?  How did you do that?

And is it a very splendid sort of antirrhinum?  Hard to tell the shape of the flower at this angle 

I'm not well known in the pretty face arena, unfortunately!

The method is a bit long-winded.

Tell you what, I'll start a new post in the Site Feedback forum later detailing the method and include tips on how to edit a photo so it works properly in the first place! 

No videos

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 17:51

Hi Pete, I'm using exactly the same setup but they work OK here.  I would think it's a browser setting somewhere, but difficult to say exactly which one!

Can you try another browser?  I just tried Chrome and they work OK in that.  If Chrome works then time to investigate IE settings.  If Chrome doesn't work either then I'm stumped.

Plant identification please

Posted: 23/06/2013 at 16:39

I've figured out how to make some of these photos bigger and zoomable, if anyone wants to give it a go:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26088.jpg?width=288&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

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! 
Replies: 3    Views: 129
Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 18:52

Lovely surprise

I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
Replies: 15    Views: 441
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: 490
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 
Replies: 10    Views: 403
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

Oops!

Polytunnel growing 
Replies: 16    Views: 493
Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 19:05

First day of (meteorological) Spring

How id your garden looking 
Replies: 13    Views: 503
Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 20:31

DIY heated propagator

Making one from scratch 
Replies: 48    Views: 3561
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 19:57

Cost of bird food

bulk vs supermarket 
Replies: 31    Views: 1461
Last Post: 10/02/2014 at 12:33

Wild Garden (Community Channel)

On Freeview/Sky 
Replies: 5    Views: 460
Last Post: 10/12/2013 at 12:21

Front garden revamp - before and after photos

Redsigning weedy crazy paving 
Replies: 24    Views: 1635
Last Post: 21/10/2013 at 20:16
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