BobTheGardener


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Help identifying this weed

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 12:49

I'm pretty certain that's elder (sambucus nigra) but not sure where the 'prickly' come in.


https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=identify+euphorbia&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjT6_bj_5DUAhXqCsAKHbDmCDUQ_AUIBigB&biw=1675&bih=883&dpr=1#tbm=isch&q=sambucus+nigra


Do the leaves smell pungent when crushed in your fingers?  If so, it's definitely that.

Last edited: 28 May 2017 12:53:35

Are these weeds?

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 11:37

Yes, could well be.  They also look a bit like my jerusalem artichokes which are in the same family but I'd go with heliopsis.

Tasty Green Cucmbers

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 11:34

I'd put it in the shadiest part of your greenhouse, if you have such an area.  It's an F1 variety so will be quite vigorous.  Make sure you keep picking the fruit when it is ready as any left on too long can stop the plant from producing more flowers. 

Tasty Green Cucmbers

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 11:28

It's an outdoor type but can also be grown in a greenhouse.

what kind of pumpkin?

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 11:17

Looks like a Japanese winter squash called Kabocha:


http://bebeloveokazu.com/2013/01/14/kabocha-korokke/

Identify mystery moth

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 21:41

To keep them coming back, we need to also provide the food plants (Rosebay and other willow herbs, fuscias & himalayan balsam amongst others) for the caterpillars.  I always let some rosebay willowherb grow in a wild corner for them. 

Spiky leaves

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 21:29

As you said they have orange flowers later in the year, they could very well be day lilies (Hemerocallis), some of which can be a bit invasive and tend to spread around.

Help needed with maple

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 19:21

Look more like scale insects to me.

Pruning upright water shoots on a mature Bradley apple tree

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 10:13

Yes, start now and repeat as the season goes on if necessary.  Cut them off close to the branch and don't leave a stub.

Scented or not?

Posted: 27/05/2017 at 10:09

Not everyone can smell jasmine as some folk don't have the receptors - can any of your friends detect it?  My pink stephanense didn't have a scent to me and needed too much attention so it came out.

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