BobTheGardener


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weed ID please?

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 12:27

Liverwort is usually an indicator of waterlogged soil, conditions it loves.  If your blueberries are in containers, check that the drainage holes haven't become blocked.

Iron chelated by EDTA kill plants?

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 12:06

Moss doesn't like Iron which is why it is used as a moss killer.  However, most plants actually need Iron and you will find it is included in all multi purpose feeds.  I wouldn't water lawn feed on other plants directly but just a bit of residue left in a watering can won't cause any harm at all.

Sooty mould

Posted: 22/04/2017 at 12:02

Those are scale insects, not mealy bugs.  They can be rubbed off but that will be a lot of work.  The only other thing which will work would be a systemic insecticide like provado, but that will affect all insects and is very bad for bees.


Give the scale ('scuse the pun!) of the problem, I would highly recommend that you cut the honeysuckle back to the ground instead.  It will almost certainly sprout fresh shoots and although you will get no flowers this year, you will end up with a much healthier plant.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 21:29

Ooh, I have those too - didn't know they were scented - will be 'nosing' around them at the weekend then!

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 20:05

With your weather being a bit behind mine Fairy, it means we can keep the photos coming for longer!   I bought a tulip species 'collection' last year (can't remember who from, maybe Parkers?)  I have them in a small raised (~1m x 4m) bed and seem to fit in better than in a big border.


PS, my 'unknown' tree peony is opening:



Last edited: 20 April 2017 20:09:31

Plant ID

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 19:45

Yep, potato.  Squirrels pinch mine when I dig them up and leave to dry in the sun and often bury them in pots around the garden!

Leaves on clematis

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 19:22

Snails are usually the culprit here too, BL.

What Wood ?

Posted: 20/04/2017 at 19:15

Decking timber is also good.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 23:32

Excellent job, BL.  I dug out everything from the border I'm raising & renovating today and put the 'keepers' into temporary pots.  Hundreds of bluebells and grape hyacinths now on their way to 'plant heaven'

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 18/04/2017 at 23:21

Yes, anemone blanda which are quite variable.  The heucheras keep going all winter although some of them look a bit disheveled by the end of it but they soon perk up when spring arrives. 

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Some kind of mint?

 
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Accidental greengage

Wrong variety but happy 
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Hoglet!

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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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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Canary

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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