Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Ground cover ID

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 12:43

Looking closer I think LB is right about the flower.  The foliage in the bottom half does look very salvia-like.

Ground cover ID

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 12:27

The foliage at the top looks like aquilegia.  I think you're probably right about the flower being a hyacinth - they are out now.

Last edited: 02 April 2017 12:27:43

Plant / Weed ID

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 11:24

Horsetail, I'm sorry to say.  Pull them up and throw them in the black bin.

Onion sets rotting?

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 11:23

Probably nothing to worry about as the sets use all of the energy stored in the tiny bulb to grow shoots and roots.  One they get planted out they will begin to start building the bulb up again.

Is my kale bolting and if so what should I do?

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 10:44

Yes it has bolted Max.  In my experience, all it is good for now is the compost bin as the leaves go tough and bitter.  Time to sow some more.

Please help identify seedlings

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 19:30

Top ones look like one of the willowherbs and the bottom might be alkanet, so weeds by the look of them.

Edit: more pics appeared!

3rd one potato I think

Last edited: 01 April 2017 19:31:28

Bird feeders

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 18:11

Those holes look a bit small to be honest GD and I wonder if that's part of the problem.  I use to get that issue with my old plastic feeders but I've been using Gardman large heavy duty seed feeders for about 4 or 5 years now.  They work great and are easy to disassemble for cleaning.  Also squirrel proof (I don't think you have that problem though, if I remember correctly, you lucky thing!):

Help needed - again! Plant ID

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 15:50

Looking at the emerging flower spike, I'd say foxglove.

Waterlogged lawn in rented property. Quick fixes or right off?

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 14:01

Looks like you may have the dreaded horsetail growing there, too (the trendril things.) 

Help Please With Strange Marks On Basil Seedlings?

Posted: 01/04/2017 at 13:58

Could be liri but I'd definitely investigate with a magnifying glass.

Last edited: 01 April 2017 13:59:12

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..ate all of my winter carrots! 
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