BobTheGardener


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wallflowers

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 19:18

But take cuttings anyway as they root fairly easily.  Choose non-flowering stems, cut into about 12-15cm lengths and place several around the edge of a pot of gritty compost.  Put them somewhere out of direct sunlight, water once and wait.  If you can't find any stems without flowers, nip the flowers off the end of the cutting and they may still work.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 00:11

Got lots done including planting out a dozen delphinium and 30 annual types (larkspur) which I love.  Dotted lots of night scented stocks around the garden. Also repotted a couple of azaleas which have just finished flowering.  Couldn't believe how many willowherbs I kept finding while weeding!

What is your weather like?

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 23:45

Lovely day here but had to have several breaks as was getting too hot while working in the garden.  More please!

Aquilegia flowers 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 23:41

You have some real beauties there FB!

Persuade orange tree to flower

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 23:38

I don't know about chemicals being used but they are certainly grown under ideal (and artificial) conditions to make them look their best ready for sale.  That would include varying the day/night lengths, temperature variations and nutrients.  That applies to many other plants we buy at garden centres too.

Aquilegia flowers 2016

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:52

Great idea for a thread FB!  Getting a bit dark now but will try a few snaps.

Aqilegias

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:47

There are loads as Nut says.  Have a look at the Touchwood site and you'll be addicted, GD!


http://www.touchwoodplants.co.uk/aquilegiaseed.htm


Aqilegias

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:35

If it's a named cultivar (quite likely in an open garden) the it could be ex 'Red Star'.

Anyone help I'd this plant

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 20:12

Nut

Aqilegias

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 18:21

Could well be Topbird.  Most of mine are McKana hybrids (or my own hybrids from those and Caerulea) and they sprout new tiny flowerbuds at joints on the existing main spike when I dead-head them.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Gardener's World about to start now!

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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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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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Last Post: 19/12/2015 at 21:00

Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Replace or cut back hard? 
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Drought

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

Little Red Devils (Lily beetles)

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

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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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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Lovely surprise

I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
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