Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Plants ID please?

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 18:32

Look like narcissi in 1st pic and ox-eye daisy in 2nd.

Bee-kind test

Posted: 18/03/2017 at 18:29

4,984 but I have been going out of my way to plant bee-friendly plants for quite a few years now.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 21:44

Yes chicky, it's 'rip van winkle'

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 21:17

Some from the back garden - lots of yellow!

What plants?

Posted: 17/03/2017 at 21:03

I agree with nut, the tall ones are probably penstemons and I think the ball-headed ones in the planter are very likely pelargoniums, like these:

Plant ID

Posted: 16/03/2017 at 22:37

Looks like Lysimachia punctata.  It is rather vigorous when happy so a bit of control now is a good idea.

Last edited: 16 March 2017 22:38:00


Posted: 16/03/2017 at 18:46

Did you leave the foliage attached?  If so, that will draw out water and they will go floppy, so remove it as soon as you pull them.  Carrots store well over the winter in damp (but not wet) sand, if you want to keep them fresh for as long as possible.


Posted: 13/03/2017 at 21:30

Looks like a pulmonaria but an unusual bicoloured flower.

Edit: Ooh, good spot nut - defo that!  

Last edited: 13 March 2017 21:31:57

Seedling identity

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 20:13

Those look like tree seedlings, possibly sycamore or ash.

Plant ID

Posted: 13/03/2017 at 18:30

It might be a flowering current which is purely a decorative shrub, such as Ribes aureum or Ribes sanguineum.

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