Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Leaves on clematis

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 19:22

Snails are usually the culprit here too, BL.

What Wood ?

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 19:15

Decking timber is also good.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 23:32

Excellent job, BL.  I dug out everything from the border I'm raising & renovating today and put the 'keepers' into temporary pots.  Hundreds of bluebells and grape hyacinths now on their way to 'plant heaven'

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 23:21

Yes, anemone blanda which are quite variable.  The heucheras keep going all winter although some of them look a bit disheveled by the end of it but they soon perk up when spring arrives. 

Tulip Fest 😍🌷

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 22:29

3 more little species tulips out today:

and some large pastel coloured ones:

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 22:20

Lovely, GD!

Here are a few from my garden today:

Garlic seeds

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 16:43

Sometimes happens with stored bulbs - break all of the cloves off and only plant those which are firm and I'm sure they will grow fine.  The blue mould a penicillin and isn't harmful to the bulbs.

Broken roots off Rhubarb Timperley Early

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 16:34

Indeed it is, pansyface!  I too have been guilty of ending up with stems in one hand and a pot of roots in the other! 


Posted: 18/04/2017 at 16:31

Yes, I've been using them for a few years and they definitely massively reduce the slug population.  Best watered in during or after rain so if it hasn't been wet lately, either keep them in the fridge for a few days if rain is forecast or water the ground well, both before and after applying them.

Broken roots off Rhubarb Timperley Early

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 16:27

Agree, plant both the roots and the broken off top.  Hopefully one will grow.

A tip for you, Sandra - if something is hard to remove from a plastic pot, cut the pot off - new pots are a lot cheaper than new plants! 

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Accidental greengage

Wrong variety but happy 
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Seems hedgehogs are breeding in my garden 
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New greenhouse

Building greenhouse from start to fruition 
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Last Post: 09/07/2017 at 16:13

Border design by Spanish bluebells

Random plantings 
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Last Post: 14/05/2017 at 14:32

Unknown bird

Came home this evening to find this 
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Last Post: 10/05/2017 at 20:19

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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Cutting ID

I thought these were philadelphus 
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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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