Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Leaning logs in a wildlife pond

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 21:43

carburettor (English spelling) the other one is US/Canadian.

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Fruitless Pear Tree

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 14:23

Same here on all 3 pear trees so probably the weird weather causing more "June drop" than usual.

Some IDs

Posted: 14/06/2016 at 14:13

Yes, the 1st is a foxglove and the last pic is a teasel. Oh, you sneaked another pic in! "Lettuce" one is teasel.

Last edited: 14 June 2016 14:16:45

Climbing french beans

Posted: 13/06/2016 at 19:12

Slugs and snails don't often leave visible trails and they are the most likely culprit.  Try a beer trap near them and you'll know for sure.


Posted: 12/06/2016 at 21:41

A bit tricky to see the lower ones but the one near the top, slightly to the right looks like a female and should develop into a fruit.

Yes, I think you need a bit more patience - the plant looks nice and healthy though.

Last edited: 12 June 2016 21:42:35


Posted: 12/06/2016 at 21:31

Did the flowers have tiny cucumbers behind them, or just stalks?  If the latter those are male flowers and it may not have started producing female ones yet, which are the ones which develop into cucumbers.

Clematis - group 1 help

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 21:25

I have Freckles and it grows rampantly here so I just hack it back as required.  Once established they are tough plants by clematis standards.  It will mean you lose some flowers but as this one tends to flower on and off all year round I doubt you'll even notice.

New seedlings eaten in greenhouse

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 19:33

I agree, check under the trays.  If you can't find anything, a midnight trip with a torch usually catches them red-handed.

Nothing to do with gardening

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 19:06

Raining cats and dogs tends to damage the tarmac a bit too.  I think it's the teeth that do it.

Peach tree leaf curl

Posted: 12/06/2016 at 19:04

No peaches this year for me either.  I think it was too cold when it blossomed so there were no pollinating insects about.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

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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Last Post: 19/12/2015 at 21:00

Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Replace or cut back hard? 
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Last Post: 20/09/2015 at 13:33


No real rain here for weeks 
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Last Post: 07/06/2015 at 18:41

Little Red Devils (Lily beetles)

They're about now! 
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Last Post: 06/04/2015 at 17:03

Christmas has come early

New trees 
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Last Post: 19/12/2014 at 16:52

Anyone for squirrel crumble?

Thieving rodents 
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Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 21:12

Plant ID quizzes

Have fun identifying plants! 
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Last Post: 14/09/2014 at 13:17

Watering dried-out pots

Tip to help to stop water running straight through 
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