Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Shallow dishes of Water

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 23:29

The next night & day:

Shallow dishes of Water

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 22:56

Here's a video of my ground-level birdbath taken over one night and one day with a trailcam.  It's a series of half-second long still photos merged together.  I call the rat who appears 'Stumpy' - most of his tail is missing (no doubt taken by one of the other larger creatures which appear!)

I'll probably make more of these.

Last edited: 12 May 2017 22:56:39

Identifying tomato seedlings

Posted: 12/05/2017 at 22:33

Invest in a good old fashioned pencil is my advice - I've used all sorts of 'indelible' and 'permanent' marker pens in the past, all of which turned out to be filled with invisible ink it seems!

Unknown bird

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 20:19

Wow, didn't know they were around here (3m south of Leicester, 50 yards away from the A6)  First one I've seen in the nearly 4 decades I've lived here!  Thanks folks!

Unknown bird

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 20:09

Can anyone identify this large bird which was walking around my garden making a 'guk guk' sound when I git home from work?  It was bigger than a woodpigeon and was a bit ungainly in flight when it flew over the hedge after spotting me sneaking up with the camera!

Hedgehog poop

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 19:57

Managed to catch the thirsty hogs with the trailcam last night:

Followed by something a bit bigger:

Hedgehog poop

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 20:39

Spotted some hedgehog poo this evening near the ground-level birdbath so have set up a trailcam.  Fingers crossed! 

Climbing beans always anti clockwise?

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 20:35

As an aside, thale cress is used for studying plant genetics because of it's super quick lifecycle (from seed to flower to seed again in 6 weeks), so it's nice to see a particularly annoying weed put to a good use!

Is it a weed or a vegetable?!

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 20:07

The ones with a stem between the ground and the leaves are your swedes.  The ones with leaves growing straight out of the ground (eg right at the top of the 2nd photo) are weeds.  The purple clover-like leaves are oxalis, another weed.  I don't see any parsnips but those take a lot longer to germinate than swede seeds.

Daily wildlife moments

Posted: 07/05/2017 at 21:18

Heheh!  Obviously a 'wannabe' duck!

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Some kind of mint?

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Last Post: 27/08/2017 at 19:16

Accidental greengage

Wrong variety but happy 
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Last Post: 29/07/2017 at 16:32


Seems hedgehogs are breeding in my garden 
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Last Post: 09/07/2017 at 21:28

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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Last Post: 14/07/2016 at 16:55

Cutting ID

I thought these were philadelphus 
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Last Post: 11/07/2016 at 17:34


Hope it finds it's way home 
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Last Post: 26/04/2016 at 18:22

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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