Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Blackcurrant harvesting

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 18:59

The whole stem, right back to the base, emmalou.

Who's nicked my figs?

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 17:45

I only had one, 'onest!

fasciation purple toadflax

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 17:43

There's a long-running thread on fasciation, Phil:

Perhaps worth adding it on there.

Mystery weed - can anyone identify it?

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 17:33

How weird!  If you search the site for 'Ladybird4' lots of threads come up like this one:

with LB's post missing but I can indeed see her post in the thread you linked to, Dove.

Must be a bug or I've been out in the sun to long and am confuzzled!

Last edited: 10 June 2017 17:33:36

Something eating hazel tree leaves - help please

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 16:55

Any chance of a photo, Sally?  We can probably identify at least the type of creature eating the leaves from that.  The good news is that hazel is virtually indestructible!

Last edited: 10 June 2017 16:55:51

Mystery weed - can anyone identify it?

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 16:52

There's either something wrong with the site or Ladybird4 has left as all of her posts have gone.

Euonymus with purple flowers?

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 12:26

Good idea, nut.

honey fungus

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 11:18

I found lots of HF rhizomorphs in an old compost heap but that one hadn't been turned for years.  If you turn it regularly there should be no problem.  The factsheet (pdf) in the link below has lists of woody plants which are susceptible, resistant or immune to HF, so have a look through those and see if you like any of the resistant/immune ones:

Help identifying some plants and a tree

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 11:11

Agree, 1st definitely antirrhinums, 2nd could well be nicotiana and 3rd lilac.

Gap in Border/oriental poppies

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 11:08

Yes, cut them right back to the ground after flowering (at which point they usually do look very messy) and fresh new foliage will grow back quite quickly.  I've never had a 2nd flowering but the leaves hold interest and often survive through the winter keeping a bit of green in a herbaceous border.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Accidental greengage

Wrong variety but happy 
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Seems hedgehogs are breeding in my garden 
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New greenhouse

Building greenhouse from start to fruition 
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Border design by Spanish bluebells

Random plantings 
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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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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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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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