Latest posts by BobTheGardener


Posted: 02/07/2017 at 13:49

Possibly a hybrid?

ID Help Required

Posted: 02/07/2017 at 12:41

Avoiding pruning at all would be the best course of action (or inaction, if you like! ) as they are susceptible to silver leaf disease amongst others.

If you do need to prune it (eg to avoid it overhanging paths etc.), now (early to mid summer) is the best time and definitely don't do any pruning over autumn and winter.

black bugs eating roses

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 21:50

Sheps is right, they are pollen beetles:

ID please?

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 15:33

If you want small types, also look at dianthus deltoides (maiden pinks) which make an excellent groundcover.

Lady's mantle Alchemillia mollis

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 14:26

If I could easily dig them out I would, Will!

Lady's mantle Alchemillia mollis

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 13:37

It self seeds everywhere here, Papi Jo.  I only use glyphosate rarely (and very carefully) and only on pernicious weeds, which is what this plant is in my location.

Last edited: 01 July 2017 13:41:40

Mystery tree

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 13:23

I thought it might be a willow at first but those stripes down the leaves aren't right so no idea what it is.

Plant ID

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 13:19

Yes, if it likes where it is growing it will come back each year, usually a bit earlier than this though - March or April.

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Posted: 01/07/2017 at 12:58

The fact that the cherries are sour probably means it's an ornamental cherry, bred purely for the spring blossom.  There are an impressive number of cherries though which are very decorative and the birds will love.

Plant ID

Posted: 01/07/2017 at 12:23

It's not a poppy but an Anemone coronaria (probably in the De Caen group.)  They are perennial if happy. 

Last edited: 01 July 2017 12:24:02

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Some kind of mint?

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Last Post: 27/08/2017 at 19:16

Accidental greengage

Wrong variety but happy 
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Last Post: 29/07/2017 at 16:32


Seems hedgehogs are breeding in my garden 
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Last Post: 09/07/2017 at 21:28

New greenhouse

Building greenhouse from start to fruition 
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Last Post: 09/07/2017 at 16:13

Border design by Spanish bluebells

Random plantings 
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Last Post: 14/05/2017 at 14:32

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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Last Post: 02/04/2017 at 20:01

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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Last Post: 23/11/2016 at 22:23

Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Thought I'd start a thread just for our photos 
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Last Post: 13/11/2017 at 12:59

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


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

Vine weevils

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

Huge pest problem

Don't think netting will work 
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