BobTheGardener


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Imagination required!

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 22:19

Well done Laura, you've turned an awkward area you couldn't really use for anything into a lovely new place with lots of possibilities!   Looks great even before you've planted it up.

Last edited: 13 July 2016 22:19:36

Gardener's World about to start now!

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 21:00

Same time 8.30pm next Wednesday too!

Gardener's World about to start now!

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 20:30

I just remembered Monty mentioning it's on today instead of Friday!

What happened when I was away?

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 20:25

Looks like leaf miners Berkley although check for small caterpillars - there seem to be a lot about affecting erysimums this year.  Not much you can do other than cut back , scrape a layer of soil from beneath them (to remove any leaf miner pupae which drop once they have eaten their fill) and replace with a bit of compost etc and give them a feed.  Leaf miner damage looks bad but doesn't cause lasting effects.

What's wrong with this Hydrangea?

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 20:04

Most fungi are specific to a host plant so it's unlikely to affect anything else.  Good luck and I hope it picks up soon.  A decent bit of sun is what it (and everything else!) needs.

Tree Removal

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 14:24

What  is the diameter of the stump?  If more than (say) 8 inches then a stump grinder is the best option as nut mentioned (smaller than that and you should be able to dig it out with a fair amount of hard work.)  You can hire stump grinders but they are very dangerous to operate so would recommend you get a professional to grind it out for you.  If you Google 'stump removal' and your town/city name, you should easily find someone close.

Agapanthus

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 19:59

Lots of other plants originating from South Africa are also suffering Lynn although that's no consolation I know.

Mysterious conifer

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 18:29
nutcutlet says:

could well be a thuja, I don't know many conifers. Could be something that we don't see in the uk.


You'd need something tight growing to cloud prune like that. I wonder how they trim the top bits


See original post

 Very carefully I would think nut!



What's eating my beetroot, Swiss chard & pea seedlings??

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 17:43

Probably slugs or snails (you are right in that they don't often leave visible trails) but it could also be woodpigeons if you have any of those around.  If pigeons, netting is the only protection which will actually work.

Weeds or Wild Flowers??

Posted: 12/07/2016 at 17:39

Get rid of the Fat Hen (3rd pic.)  The flowers don't get any more exciting than what you see now and if you let it seed you will be pulling it up for the rest of the time you live in that property.  Wild flower it may be, but pest it certainly is!

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

'Dramatic' music in TV programmes

Increase in noise! 
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Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Thought I'd start a thread just for our photos 
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Gardener's World about to start now!

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Cutting ID

I thought these were philadelphus 
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Canary

Hope it finds it's way home 
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Vine weevils

..ate all of my winter carrots! 
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Huge pest problem

Don't think netting will work 
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Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Replace or cut back hard? 
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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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Anyone for squirrel crumble?

Thieving rodents 
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Plant ID quizzes

Have fun identifying plants! 
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Watering dried-out pots

Tip to help to stop water running straight through 
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Blackfly - ladybirds to the rescue!

Broad bean tip blackfly infestation 
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