BobTheGardener


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Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 11:17

Inspected for frost damage earlier - was below freezing from midnight and went down to -2C at 7am before rising again.  Layer of ice on birdbath removed.  A few magnolia flowers succumbed and the previously nice straight tulips just about to open looking decidedly wonky!  Tomatoes and chillies on the heated bench OK though.

Desperate for weed help

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 20:08

Snap (as is often the case) nut!

Desperate for weed help

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 20:07

Nick, it's Ground Elder.  Wait until you see flowers beginning to form then spray it all thoroughly with glyphosate.  You must then wait for it to die down completely before removing the dead leaves and stems.  If you don't wait, the roots won't be killed.

Unfortunately, as it is coming in from your neighbours garden, it will come back through the boundary so try to persuade them to do the same on their side at the same time.

Parsnips

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 21:50

Might be a bit too late with roots that long but why not plant them anyway and start some more the same way, this time planting them as soon as you see any sign of life?

Bluebells

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 20:57

Yes, I remember seeing the odd white one in Swithland woods (Leics) well over 50 years ago which must precede the introduction of the Spanish ones.  The plant equivalent of albinos.

Football

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 20:16

All I can say is your team will come back stronger greenfingers steve.  The foxes even went down to league 1 a few seasons ago but getting rid of the overpaid prima-donnas followed by a complete rebuild has worked absolute wonders, as you can see!  Stick in there mate! 

Which brigade are you?

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 20:01

It's called 'worm charming':

http://www.wormcharming.com/

Choosing a small tree

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 19:17

Amelanchier, a beautiful small tree with lovely blossom followed by colourful (and edible) fruit with good autumn colour in the leaves.  Excellent for wildlife too.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 19:11

Garden centres should be busy next week, after all the bedding they sold and was planted last week dies in the coming frost this weekend!  Lovely day here but getting noticeably nippy now..

Beetroot on the go

Posted: 12/04/2016 at 19:14

It does do very well from sowings in modules.  I once left a tray out on the soil, forgot about it and they rooted through the holes and made nicely sized beetroot.

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