Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Dune like plants?!

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 09:13

We are going to need some photo's Bobby, one of a whole plant and a close-up of the leaves.

Wasps Nest in an unfortunate place

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 18:47

My thoughts exactly, Dove!

Insect identification help

Posted: 12/04/2017 at 08:55

Hi succlover, those are root aphids or possibly mealybugs.  If these are indoor plants, you could use a systemic pesticide like Provado whch will be taken into the roots.  There are over 500 types of aphid in the UK so don't be surprised if you can't find exact matching photo's when you google them!

Tulip Fest 😍🌷

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 22:52

Here are another couple of pics

The species ones in my other post are indeed Humilis Persian Pearl, Fairy.

Lovely photo's everyone!

Where did I go wrong

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 21:05

They don't look happy at all do they, Judy.  I suspect they don't like the growing medium - try putting some garden soil in a pot or two and transplant some of them into that.  If they improve then I'd avoid that particular compost in the future.  I would pot-on the cerinthe as it is forecast to be cold for the next couple of weeks so it might be risky to plant out right now.


Posted: 11/04/2017 at 20:03

Unfortunately, it's horsetail.  Pull them all up, bag and dispose in your black bin.  It's very difficult to eradicate:

Advice and Plant ID needed

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 19:57

Agree punkdoc.  The bud pretty much confirms it I think.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 19:03

One more day of work and then it's a week in the garden for me!   I'm just nipping to the shed to pot up some cabbages myself, GWRS - they can't wait any longer!

Tomato seedlings

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 18:58

Yes, it looks like cold to me too.  They don't really like going much below 14C at any stage.

Tomato Leaf problem - not blight??

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 18:56

Me too.  It's best to assiduously avoid getting water on tomato leaves as it can cause this.  As well as the droplets acting like little magnifying lenses, they help fungal spores to take hold and cause infection, something which tomatoes are very prone to.

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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Last Post: 01/01/2016 at 22:01

Huge pest problem

Don't think netting will work 
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