Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Plant identification

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 14:26


Is this honey fungus?

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 14:13

Growth habit and colour look right so could well be HF.

Foxglove seedlings

Posted: 14/10/2017 at 13:52

I suggest transferring them into individual small pots then hardening them off by placing outside during the day and bringing back in at night for a week.  Then leave them outside until the final planting position is ready.  Foxgloves are tough and completely hardy but best to reduce the shock of going straight outside by using the hardening off process.

Credit where it's due!

Posted: 13/10/2017 at 21:14

And there I am, simply holding a door open for a young lady who clearly had difficulty doing so for herself (evidenced by 'socially interacting' in such a fashion that it made her drop both her bag and her phone whilst going through the door.)  She picks her items up, looks at me, sticks her tongue out, and blows a raspberry.


Identifying Some Mushrooms

Posted: 12/10/2017 at 22:27

Difficult to identify but as a general rule of thumb, white mushrooms with white gills are best left alone as many are poisonous.  As for what has been eating them, it is probably slugs which love most mushrooms and eat them with impunity as they are not affected by the toxins.  Personally, I'm always delighted when I see fungi of any type (except Honey fungus!) growing in my garden.

Flower identification

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 09:12

Agree it's not quite right so may well not be - perhaps a bit sick?

Last edited: 11 October 2017 09:14:18

Flower identification

Posted: 11/10/2017 at 09:04

A photo of the whole plant would help but it looks like a Daphne.

Last edited: 11 October 2017 09:05:50

Forget me nots

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 18:52

Yes, any foxgloves with healthy looking foliage right now will flower next year.

Bay Trees

Posted: 08/10/2017 at 12:47

Adult vine weevils.


Posted: 07/10/2017 at 13:27

Do you want to plant it in the ground or grow it in a pot?  It's a young plant so will take a few years before it will produce fruit.  RHS advice is here:

If you plant it in the ground, bear in mind the eventual size of the tree - if it's the smaller black mulberry, that will be about 30ft.  White or red species and you're looking at 70ft or so.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Some kind of mint?

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Wrong variety but happy 
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Unknown bird

Came home this evening to find this 
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Garden photos April

By month so folk can see what is in bloom for reference purposes. 
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Some things to do now 
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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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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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