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Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Killed rhubarb plant?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 23:06

I think it'll be fine but I wouldn't pull any more stems this year to give it the best chance of building the crown up again.

Killed rhubarb plant?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:47

If it has been there a few years it'll recover.  If it's a newly planted one it might struggle.

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:46

Good point nut.

Anyone know what this is?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 22:45

Might be some kind of Evening primrose but doesn't look quite right.  Have a sniff of the flower - Oenothera are fragrant late in the day.

Unknown fruit bush

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 19:27

Some are self-pollinating to a degree but crops are much higher with cross-pollination (like many fruit trees and bushes)

Spraying tree suckers?

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 19:24

It is thought that pulling suckers away from the root rather than cutting them off lessens the likelihood of more suckers appearing.  This is standard practice for removing rose suckers.


Unknown fruit bush

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 19:16

As Logan said, it's a blueberry.

Unknown fruit bush

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 18:53

Something wrong with your browser settings I think Logan.  I don't know what device you use but try installing another browser - Chrome works on most things.

Camellia Kick Off

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 09:03

Probably suffering from 'transplant shock' then and sounds like it is recovering.

Pear tree

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 00:34

Keep it watered for the rest of the year Baza so it can establish - once a week is about right.  Stake it if you haven't already as this prevents wind rock which stops the roots developing properly.  Also keep an eye out for orange spots (pear rust) appearing on leaves and pick off any leaves which show it.  Assuming it's a young tree, you will need to prune it in winter to help it develop a good productive shape - see the RHS advice here:



Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Little Red Devils (Lily beetles)

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Only fto be read by your household's main gardener! 
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I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
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Check your delphiniums for caterpillars

Look for distorted and damaged leaves near the tips 
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