BobTheGardener


Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 23:32

Excellent job, BL.  I dug out everything from the border I'm raising & renovating today and put the 'keepers' into temporary pots.  Hundreds of bluebells and grape hyacinths now on their way to 'plant heaven'

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 23:21

Yes, anemone blanda which are quite variable.  The heucheras keep going all winter although some of them look a bit disheveled by the end of it but they soon perk up when spring arrives. 

Tulip Fest 😍🌷

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 22:29

3 more little species tulips out today:





and some large pastel coloured ones:



Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 22:20

Lovely, GD!


Here are a few from my garden today:




Garlic seeds

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 16:43

Sometimes happens with stored bulbs - break all of the cloves off and only plant those which are firm and I'm sure they will grow fine.  The blue mould a penicillin and isn't harmful to the bulbs.

Broken roots off Rhubarb Timperley Early

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 16:34

Indeed it is, pansyface!  I too have been guilty of ending up with stems in one hand and a pot of roots in the other! 

Nematodes

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 16:31

Yes, I've been using them for a few years and they definitely massively reduce the slug population.  Best watered in during or after rain so if it hasn't been wet lately, either keep them in the fridge for a few days if rain is forecast or water the ground well, both before and after applying them.

Broken roots off Rhubarb Timperley Early

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 16:27

Agree, plant both the roots and the broken off top.  Hopefully one will grow.


A tip for you, Sandra - if something is hard to remove from a plastic pot, cut the pot off - new pots are a lot cheaper than new plants! 

Can someone identify this weed/plant, its growing everywhere

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 12:24

Tree seedlings, most likely sycamore.  There have been lots of postings about them lately, obviously a 'good' year for them.  Pull them up before they grow any more leaves.  They won't survive that, so if all of the roots don't come out, there is no need to worry as they won't regenerate from roots.

Last edited: 18 April 2017 12:24:45

Lily beetles

Posted: 17/04/2017 at 19:56

As an invading species, they have very very few predators in the UK and certainly nowhere near enough to provide any sort of natural balance, GD.  See the right hand side of this page wrt the wasps Jabsy mentioned:


http://www.rhslilygroup.org/page5.html

Last edited: 17 April 2017 19:56:56

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Border design by Spanish bluebells

Random plantings 
Replies: 1    Views: 188
Last Post: 14/05/2017 at 14:32

Unknown bird

Came home this evening to find this 
Replies: 4    Views: 321
Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 20:19

Garden photos April

By month so folk can see what is in bloom for reference purposes. 
Replies: 1    Views: 187
Last Post: 02/04/2017 at 20:01

Winter soft fruit pruning

Some things to do now 
Replies: 4    Views: 286
Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 17:52

'Dramatic' music in TV programmes

Increase in noise! 
Replies: 37    Views: 1437
Last Post: 23/11/2016 at 22:23

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Thought I'd start a thread just for our photos 
Replies: 69    Views: 6878
Last Post: 03/12/2016 at 00:32

Gardener's World about to start now!

Replies: 16    Views: 962
Last Post: 14/07/2016 at 16:55

Cutting ID

I thought these were philadelphus 
Replies: 3    Views: 477
Last Post: 11/07/2016 at 17:34

Canary

Hope it finds it's way home 
Replies: 3    Views: 537
Last Post: 26/04/2016 at 18:22

Vine weevils

..ate all of my winter carrots! 
Replies: 8    Views: 1483
Last Post: 01/01/2016 at 22:01

Huge pest problem

Don't think netting will work 
Replies: 10    Views: 1129
Last Post: 19/12/2015 at 21:00

Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Replace or cut back hard? 
Replies: 17    Views: 2613
Last Post: 20/09/2015 at 13:33

Drought

No real rain here for weeks 
Replies: 11    Views: 761
Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 18:41

Little Red Devils (Lily beetles)

They're about now! 
Replies: 1    Views: 768
Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 17:03

Christmas has come early

New trees 
Replies: 9    Views: 1428
Last Post: 19/12/2014 at 16:52
1 to 15 of 40 threads