BobTheGardener


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Clematis Rebecca died suddenly after planting

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 18:56

It could also be clematis wilt.  Cut the dead stems off just below the soil and it should re-grow.  Good advice from Fairygirl about planting them deeper than the pot they came in.

Is this a bug or disease?

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 18:46

Squash them inside the leaf between your forefinger and thumb.

Ants inside brassicas

Posted: 01/07/2015 at 18:45

The holes were likely caused by cabbage root fly and the ants may be feeding on those or simply taking advantage of the entry point.  Pull one up and inspect the roots for root fly damage:

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=646

 

 

 

pak choi

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 18:55

Worth a try Fr but I would sow some more anyway - they'll be ready to use as salad leaves in a month or 6 weeks or so for full size.  They are rather prone to bolting if they get dry so keep an eye on watering.

STRAWBERRYS

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 18:49

I've still got loads to come but keep running out of cream!

Butternut squash

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 18:45

Yep, no problem as Edd says.  I start mine off in 3" pots, transfer to 5" if too cold to plant out and then into their final positions and they don't seem to mind at all.  As long as we get more weather like we have at present, they should do well.

Planting immediately after potatoes

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 23:17

If you can find plants then you'll have quite a head start and are almost guaranteed success.  Sowing broc now will probably work but a lot will depend on how the weather turns out.  Giving them a lot of tlc while young and growing them into good strong plants before planting out is always a good idea.

Growing Tomatoes Up String

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 22:05

Ocassionally a fruiting truss can end in a growing shoot - some varieties are more prone to that than others.  I usually just nip off the growing tip after the last flower if that happens but I have left them to see what happens and a new side branch forms which is fine if you have room to let it grow and it can be supported.

Planting immediately after potatoes

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 21:58

I always follow 1st earlies with leeks which were sown in early March.  Obviously that needs planning in advance but salad leaves or fast growing things like turnips, kohl rabbi or beetroot would be ok.

Plant (Rose) i.d.

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 18:50

Looks like a Rosa rugosa, possibly 'Fru Dagmar Hastrup' but I'm no rose expert.

Might also be Rosa canina - the flowers look right for that.

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Winter soft fruit pruning

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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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Don't think netting will work 
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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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Christmas has come early

New trees 
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Anyone for squirrel crumble?

Thieving rodents 
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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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