Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Help! pepper growing problems!

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 18:52

The compost in the growbags looks very wet.  Peppers don't like their roots too damp so I would stop watering until the surface of the compost goes dry and keep fingers crossed.

What are these?

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 18:18

The first one is Clematis integrifolia.  The 2nd and third photo's I'm not sure about but possibly grape hyacinth.

Last edited: 25 June 2017 18:18:49

Plant ID please.

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 16:11

1) is musk mallow (Malva moschata)

Anyone know what this is on my almond leaf

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 13:38

I think it's peach leaf curl.  Not much you can do other than pick off affected leaves but if most leaves are affected then I would leave it alone.  See RHS advice, here:

Basically, if you can protect the leaves from rain early in the season by covering it, you should reduce the number of leaves affected.

Wild plants/weeds

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 13:22

Samphire is very tasty, apparently

Last edited: 25 June 2017 13:22:50

Shallow dishes of Water

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 12:57

Not posted any videos for a while - one from lat night/this morning:

Lots of birdies - I edited out most of the pigeons or it would have been 3 times as long!

I think the camera is slightly too close as some are not quite in focus so have moved it back a few inches for tonight.

Last edited: 25 June 2017 12:58:50

A bush type sungold?

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 11:14

Agree, just don't pinch out the sideshoots and sungold will grow as a bush.  I tried it (accidentally) on one last year.  It will need some support though due to the heavy cropping nature of this variety, or the 'branches' will flop to the ground.

Can't upload photo

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 11:04

I think the uploading problem is connected with certain adverts on the site, Dove.  When they expire and are replaced by others everything starts working again.  Things started working about 10pm yesterday.

Plant ID

Posted: 25/06/2017 at 11:00

They are bulbs so, like any bulb, they do take a long time from seed.  I grew them on in 15cm pots for two years then planted them in my borders last year.  This year 3 out of 6 have decided to flower.

Plants for cast iron containers

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 16:26

A welder with an oxy-acetylene cutting torch would make short work of adding drainage holes,Anne.  Google 'welding' and add your town/city name and I'm sure you'll find someone who can help.  Without drainage holes, you will have trouble growing anything other than bog plants.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Accidental greengage

Wrong variety but happy 
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Came home this evening to find this 
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Garden photos April

By month so folk can see what is in bloom for reference purposes. 
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Winter soft fruit pruning

Some things to do now 
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'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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Gardener's World about to start now!

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Cutting ID

I thought these were philadelphus 
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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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