BobTheGardener


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Privet Hedge

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 19:52

Which weedkiller did you use, AJ?

No berries on Nandina Domestica Richmond

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 19:49

Could be that it needs a pollinating partner, which it would have had plenty of in the nursery of course.  See this article:


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/gardeningadvice/3336634/How-to-grow-Nandina-domestica.html

Blooming bellis!

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 22:33

You could try putting 2 or 3 inches of grit or pea shingle at the bottom of each planting hole if you suspect the wet caused them to die.  They do require good drainage.  If you have heavy clay soil even that may not be enough though and you may need to make a raised bed in the position you want them or grow them in pots.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 15:11

Thanks Ob, roses now planted after dusting the roots with mycorrhizal fungi (which clung well, thanks to them still being wet) so they will hopefully get off to a flying start in spring.  Having a cuppa now before going out again to plant the tulips before it gets dark.

A very Merry Christmas to you all

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 14:58

Merry Christmas Nora and the rest of the team.  Have a good one!

Olive Trees

Posted: 20/12/2016 at 14:55

Mine lives outside in a pot by the south-facing wall of my house (in Leics) and started off about the same size.  After 5 years it is about 3ft tall now and puts on about 6" every year.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 19/12/2016 at 11:07

Good job I'm on holiday - just had 5 bare root roses delivered together with about 100 bulbs, all of which I'd forgotten I'd ordered!  Might just put the roses in a bucket of water and plant them tomorrow when the weather is forecast to be better (dull and drizzly at the mo.)

What is your weather like? (2)

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 16:54

Grey here but dry and with just a shade of blue in the sky, so did a lot of weeding, pulling-up forget-me-nots from places I don't want them and dozens of willow herb 'rosettes' which are (as usual) appearing everywhere.  Had a robin helping me which was lovely company!

Steep Back Garden Sloping Towards House

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 16:48

Probably best to build the retaining wall at the bottom first, then you can just fill the bottom terrace with the soil dug from creating the path.

Steep Back Garden Sloping Towards House

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 15:51

I would say your best bet would be to terrace it, with either steps at one end, both ends or in the middle, with a horizontal path running along the entire length of the slope, half way up.  That would give you complete access and the path would soon be hidden from view by plantings.  Cutting the path into the slope would create the top terrace automatically and retaining 'walls' of sleepers (2 or 3 high) would be enough to hold the soil back, especially if you drill vertical holes through the sleepers and hammer reinforcing bar (rebar), easliy available from a builders merchant, a couple of feet into the soil below.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

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: 03/12/2016 at 00:32

Gardener's World about to start now!

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Last Post: 14/07/2016 at 16:55

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

Renovate or remove privet hedge?

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

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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Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 21:12

Plant ID quizzes

Have fun identifying plants! 
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