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Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Spraying tree suckers?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 19:24

It is thought that pulling suckers away from the root rather than cutting them off lessens the likelihood of more suckers appearing.  This is standard practice for removing rose suckers.


Unknown fruit bush

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 19:16

As Logan said, it's a blueberry.

Unknown fruit bush

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 18:53

Something wrong with your browser settings I think Logan.  I don't know what device you use but try installing another browser - Chrome works on most things.

Camellia Kick Off

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 09:03

Probably suffering from 'transplant shock' then and sounds like it is recovering.

Pear tree

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 00:34

Keep it watered for the rest of the year Baza so it can establish - once a week is about right.  Stake it if you haven't already as this prevents wind rock which stops the roots developing properly.  Also keep an eye out for orange spots (pear rust) appearing on leaves and pick off any leaves which show it.  Assuming it's a young tree, you will need to prune it in winter to help it develop a good productive shape - see the RHS advice here:



Acer tree help - drooping

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 19:12

Is that a frog or toad in the pot, behind the soil meter?

Edit: just looked at the first pic and can see it's a plastic one!

how do you upload a picture

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 19:08

It's down to which default browser your device uses.  Some have reported that Google Chrome works OK on some Android phones/tablets, so try that.

Tulip type name?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 18:46

That's known as a 'double', so google for 'double fringed tulips' and you should find several types which look similar.  I'd hazard a guess that it is 'Sensual Touch'.


Posted: 10/05/2015 at 18:41

It depends on how 'strong' your comfrey liquid is.  A good rule of thumb is to dilute it so that the result looks like weak tea.

Any ideas what these are?

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 15:02

The one on the left is a tree seedling, possibly sycamore and the one on the right looks like one of the willowherbs, so I would say both are weeds.  Definitely no peppers there.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener


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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Last Post: 14/09/2014 at 13:17

Watering dried-out pots

Tip to help to stop water running straight through 
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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 12:28

Blackfly - ladybirds to the rescue!

Broad bean tip blackfly infestation 
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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 18:04

Bob's guide to picking soft fruit

Only fto be read by your household's main gardener! 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 18:52

Lovely surprise

I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
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Last Post: 18/06/2014 at 14:32

Dragonfly/Darter/Mayfly ID?

Flew into the polytunnel for a while 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 21:44

A week of rain = jungle garden!

It's been too wet to really do anything outside.. 
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Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 17:42

Deep Down & Dirty: The Science of soil

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Last Post: 24/04/2014 at 11:30

Check your delphiniums for caterpillars

Look for distorted and damaged leaves near the tips 
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Last Post: 22/04/2014 at 10:58

Seed grown Wisteria finally in flower - Hooray!

Planted many years ago 
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Last Post: 15/04/2014 at 12:39


Polytunnel growing 
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