BobTheGardener


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What to do with

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 20:17

I always plant pots of tulips in the border - if they don't appear next year they compost themselves!  Foxgloves transplant easily and I'm pretty sure canker is transmitted by airborne spores or insects so I wouldn't worry about the soil.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 20:08

The wind was a bit chilly but kept warm by planting two rows of 2nd earlies.  Dug up five lots of spanish bluebells which were just about to come into flower and replaced them with chionodoxa and tulips which I've grown mixed in 25cm pots just for this purpose and are both now starting to bloom. Don't you love it when a plan comes together?! 

First shoots also appeared on my lifted dahlias - thought that was never going to happen!

Please do you know what this bush might be?

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 19:45

Snap Marlorena!

Please do you know what this bush might be?

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 19:44

Diosma?

Canary

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 19:34

Hi all, was just finishing off in the garden when a bright yellow bird landed near me and started pecking at a few weeds.  Pretty sure it's an escaped canary so hope it finds it's way home or it probably won't last long.

I managed to get back into the house to find my camera without scaring it off but just as I was about to take a photo it flew up onto next door's roof, so this is all I could get:


 

Unidentified weed

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 18:24

You could try putting down a mulch such as bark chips Robert.  It doesn't grow very tall and would be smothered.  The mulch would help improve the soil over time, too.

Lavender

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 14:48

I agree with Philippa, Sarcococca would be a much better bet and actually requires shade or part shade.  Evergreen too.

Weed/plant identifcation

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 14:43

You could be (and probably are) right nut.  All of my 'collection' of buttercups have wider and less segmented leaves but given how prolific they are, it could just be a variant that doesn't grow around here.

Weed/plant identifcation

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 14:33

If you look closely, I don't think it's a buttercup nut.  The leaves look like some kind of poppy and are very similar to californian poppy, but I don't think it's that as it's an annual and wouldn't be that big at this time.

It does look very weedy though so I'd have it out too!

 

some thing eating my plants

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 13:20

The strawberries look like they are being munched by slugs.  Straw won't protect them against slugs, it is used to prevent the fruit from touching the ground which causes the berries to rot.  Sprinkle a few slug pellets under the straw so the birds can't get to them or, if you don't want to use pellets, water Nemaslug into the area:

https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl#q=nemaslug

 

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Some kind of mint?

 
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Last Post: 27/08/2017 at 19:16

Accidental greengage

Wrong variety but happy 
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Last Post: 29/07/2017 at 16:32

Hoglet!

Seems hedgehogs are breeding in my garden 
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Last Post: 09/07/2017 at 21:28

New greenhouse

Building greenhouse from start to fruition 
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Last Post: 09/07/2017 at 16:13

Border design by Spanish bluebells

Random plantings 
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Last Post: 14/05/2017 at 14:32

Unknown bird

Came home this evening to find this 
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Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 20:19

Garden photos April

By month so folk can see what is in bloom for reference purposes. 
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Last Post: 02/04/2017 at 20:01

Winter soft fruit pruning

Some things to do now 
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Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 17:52

'Dramatic' music in TV programmes

Increase in noise! 
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Last Post: 23/11/2016 at 22:23

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Thought I'd start a thread just for our photos 
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Last Post: 13/11/2017 at 12:59

Gardener's World about to start now!

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Last Post: 14/07/2016 at 16:55

Cutting ID

I thought these were philadelphus 
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Last Post: 11/07/2016 at 17:34

Canary

Hope it finds it's way home 
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Last Post: 26/04/2016 at 18:22

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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