Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Which herb plant is this in our school?

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 18:51

Horseradish, which looks somwhat similar to a dock?

Hydrangea Scale protection

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 18:26

Scale insects don't infect the soil but I would mix some blood, fish and bone into the soil according to the directions on the pack to feed the soil before planting another one.

Help with identifying tree and infestation

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 18:22

It's one of the black sambucus (elder), possibly this one:

The white flecks are dead aphids (blackfly) and he black flecks are the live ones.  Blast them off with the spray attachment on a hose.  If you hang a bird feeder nearby, you may attract tits etc which will eat them for you.

Last edited: 28 May 2017 18:23:24

Plant ID please

Posted: 28/05/2017 at 16:51

They look like forget-me-nots.


Posted: 28/05/2017 at 16:00

It's called fasciation - there are some others in this thread:

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.

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:

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Some kind of mint?

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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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Winter soft fruit pruning

Some things to do now 
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'Dramatic' music in TV programmes

Increase in noise! 
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Autumn foliage photos (2016)

Thought I'd start a thread just for our photos 
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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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