BobTheGardener


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Soil types

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 19:10

I agree with Fairygirl.  If you want to add a bit of ericaceous compost to the compost & FYM to ensure a slight acidity, it will last for a few years on that type of soil.  Not strictly necessary for the plants you mention as FG said, but worth knowing if you ever wanted to grow something like blueberries which do really need a low pH.

geum mrs bradshaw

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 23:20

Yes, just the very end as young flower buds often form an inch or two below the old flower.

springwatch

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 19:34

Hi nut, Springwatch has an upload page which should make it easy.

http://springupload.streamuk.com/

 

another mystery climber!

Posted: 02/06/2014 at 19:03
nutcutlet wrote (see)

http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/black-bryony

Tamus communis, black bryony. Rather beautiful but don't eat it

Yep, defo.

new decked raised bed

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:50

KT!

Looks fantastic flumpy1!  I've rotated it for you:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47781.jpg?width=518&height=350&mode=max

Dragonfly/Darter/Mayfly ID?

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:38

Thanks nut!  They are really beautiful things but you have to be lucky to photograph one.  In the last 10 years or so I've only managed 3 shots of dragonfly-type things, but have seen lots which are always gone by the time I find the camera..

Dragonfly/Darter/Mayfly ID?

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:12

Hi all, I'm just about to look this one up on the web unless anyone knows what it is?  About 1.5 inches (4cm) long:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47773.jpg?width=303&height=350&mode=max

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 21:04

I agree Wintersong - fantastic time of the year!

Part of the jungle and some close-ups:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47766.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47771.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47770.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47767.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47769.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47768.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

Sweet Potatoes

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:56

A couple of photos from today:

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47764.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47765.jpg?width=256&height=350&mode=max

What is flowering now in your garden?

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:32

Just shows how different places have their own seasons.  Like nut, my aquilegias are still in full bloom but so are most of the foxgloves.  Also half of the delphiniums are blooming and about half of the oriental poppies have opened.  One Hesperis M. Alba is close to finishing but the other which is in part shade is in full bloom.  Lots of clematis now and the odd anemone blanda is still in flower.  Hundreds of Welsh poppies which I spent yesterday removing to make way for other stuff, but don't seem to have made much of a dent - happy yellow and orange faces still everywhere! 

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