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Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Grape Vine

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 21:07

If it's in the ground, no idea.  If in a pot, either lack of water or possibly vine weevil.

Comfry

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 21:06

I'm still using 2 year old stuff with great success, so I think you'll be fine.

deadly nightshade?

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 21:02

Agree, it's aquilegia vulgaris, commonly called granny's bonnet.

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.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Christmas has come early

New trees 
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Last Post: 19/12/2014 at 16:52

Anyone for squirrel crumble?

Thieving rodents 
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Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 21:12

Plant ID quizzes

Have fun identifying plants! 
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Last Post: 14/09/2014 at 13:17

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! 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 18:52

Lovely surprise

I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
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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.. 
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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 
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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: 607
Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 19:05

First day of (meteorological) Spring

How id your garden looking 
Replies: 13    Views: 644
Last Post: 03/03/2014 at 20:31

DIY heated propagator

Making one from scratch 
Replies: 48    Views: 5962
Last Post: 30/06/2014 at 19:57
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