BobTheGardener


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Tree Paeony

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 10:35

Most tree peonies supplied are grafted, so the chances are one colour flower is from the rootstock, the other from the grafted variety.

Plant ID

Posted: 29/05/2015 at 10:32

I'm pretty sure that is Gallant soldier (Galinsoga parviflora), aka Guascas:

http://www.jeremybartlett.co.uk/2014/07/30/gallant-soldier-or-guascas-galinsoga-parviflora/

Don't let it seed!

 

 

 

When to add fertilizer to soil

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 21:33

Capsicums don't need as much feeding as many other veg/fruit.  I would say there's no need to feed them at all until the first fruit has set (in fact, feeding them may increase vegetative growth and delay the production of fruit);  There'll be plenty enough food in the compost until then.  Once the fruit has set, I feed mine with liquid tomato feed added to the water but at half the strength that the tomatoes themselves get.  A feed once a fornight is often enough.

Favourite gardening activity

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 19:24

Contemplating (ok, pottering) without a doubt!

Climbing "Yardlong" Beans (Fagioli Rampicanti)

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 19:21

I'm trying sultana for the first time this year so glad you mentioned that fidget.

Strange Conifer growth

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 19:11

If there is definitely only one trunk then I think nut is right and you need to follow the rampant growth right back to where it grows from the main trunk and cut it off there.  If you leave it, it will take over and the dwarf parts will dwindle away and die.

Climbing "Yardlong" Beans (Fagioli Rampicanti)

Posted: 28/05/2015 at 19:04

They failed in my polytunnel last year.  I tried sowing some more in mid June when the first lot died and they also failed when planted into (a different section of) the polytunnel.  I thought about trying the greenhouse instead this year but have no room.  I suspect they are just too fussy for the UK climate and Dove may have hit the nail on the head with those temperature requirements.

Cobra have always done well for me fidget.

What are these?

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 20:58

Florifloria invisibilus!   Try uploading the photo again hollie!

Finished tulips

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 20:51

If you want the best chance of the tulips coming back and flowering again next year then you need to let everything die back naturally at which point the leaves will pull away easily.  Having said that many of the 'fancy' tulips don't come back well no matter how you treat them - they are often used as annuals and bulbs replaced each year.  Do you know what type(s) they are John?

Planting 2 plants in the same place (idiot gardener) hostas

Posted: 27/05/2015 at 20:36

Ox-eye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) I think a1154.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

'Dramatic' music in TV programmes

Increase in noise! 
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Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Thought I'd start a thread just for our photos 
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Cutting ID

I thought these were philadelphus 
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Canary

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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Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Replace or cut back hard? 
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Drought

No real rain here for weeks 
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Little Red Devils (Lily beetles)

They're about now! 
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New trees 
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Anyone for squirrel crumble?

Thieving rodents 
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Plant ID quizzes

Have fun identifying plants! 
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Watering dried-out pots

Tip to help to stop water running straight through 
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Blackfly - ladybirds to the rescue!

Broad bean tip blackfly infestation 
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