Latest posts by BobTheGardener

New greenhouse

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 17:52

Already have a (very old) 6x10, Philippa and this photo from the beginning of June shows why I had to get a 2nd one:

This is it today, now exclusively for tomatoes (which are growing at a frighteningly fast pace!):

New greenhouse

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 15:48

Thanks all and I'll be sure to report on the melons - several female flowers have now appeared and I'm hand-pollinating them to hopefully make sure they grow into fruit and don't just fall off, like my last effort at growing them!  These are grafted F1 'Emir' and are far, far ahead and more vigorous than the ones I grew from seed a year or two back in the polytunnel (which this greenhouse replaced.)

Moving autumn fruiting raspberry to a new bed

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 15:37

I would move them in November with the canes left on to make lifting them easier then prune back to the ground when they are in the new bed.

What is this pretty little plant?

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 15:35

I agree LB - and 'million bells' (Calibrachoa) don't need dead-heading either, so far more likely your suggestion.

What is this pretty little plant?

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 15:31

I think they're still petunias but doubles, Pete.

New greenhouse

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 13:27

Hi all, I promised some time ago on the forkers thread to post pics of my new 12x8 Rhino greenhouse and have only just gotten around to it!



Both ends built:

Both sides built:

Connected together:

Ridge & roof glazing bars added:

Part glazed:

Fully glazed & strenghtening bars added:

Ground anchors dug & concreted in:

Side beds fitted and filled:

Planting done:

3 weeks later:

Melons at the far end then aubergines.  Various cucerbits on the left with tomatoes on the right with peppers and strawberries on pots on the 4ft wide path with still room to spare (but not much!)

What is this growing in my garden

Posted: 08/07/2017 at 10:56

Agree, and no sign of hollyhock rust, you lucky thing!  I can't grow them anymore due to that disease.

Shallow dishes of Water

Posted: 06/07/2017 at 21:24

More hogs and birdies from last night/today.  Again, most pigeons edited out.  I think the hog has grown quite a bit!

What is this vegetable?

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 18:51

Agree, a squash of some kind and it will need some support before long or it will bring the rest of the vine down.  Some folk use old ladies tights to support them when these types of plants are allowed to climb.  They change colour when ripe (the squash, not the tights!)

Chemicals Used in Edible Plant Growing

Posted: 05/07/2017 at 18:46

Agree and most of the stuff on the veg rack in supermarkets is far more likely to have been raised under a shower of various chemicals than any plants found in a garden centre!

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Some kind of mint?

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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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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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