Latest posts by BobTheGardener

How do I tell try the nationality of my bluebells

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 23:47

Ask them to pronounce 'perro'!

Surprise garden visitor this morning

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 19:05

Don't use milk aym, it gives them 'the runs'!  Cat food is good for them.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 19:01

Lovely VS & B-L!

I think they are Iberis sempervirens (perennial candytuft) and aubretia chicky.

Weed/plant identifcation

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 21:14

It might not transplant well Lucid.  Poppies are renowned for not liking root disturbance and I'm sure I failed when trying it a few years ago.

Weed/plant identifcation

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 20:38

Same here Darren which is why I doubted myself!  Must have germinated last autumn and grew through the mild winter.  I expect we'll see more of this sort of thing.

What to do with

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 20:17

I always plant pots of tulips in the border - if they don't appear next year they compost themselves!  Foxgloves transplant easily and I'm pretty sure canker is transmitted by airborne spores or insects so I wouldn't worry about the soil.

Anyone done any gardening today - Version 2

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 20:08

The wind was a bit chilly but kept warm by planting two rows of 2nd earlies.  Dug up five lots of spanish bluebells which were just about to come into flower and replaced them with chionodoxa and tulips which I've grown mixed in 25cm pots just for this purpose and are both now starting to bloom. Don't you love it when a plan comes together?! 

First shoots also appeared on my lifted dahlias - thought that was never going to happen!

Please do you know what this bush might be?

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 19:45

Snap Marlorena!

Please do you know what this bush might be?

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 19:44



Posted: 24/04/2016 at 19:34

Hi all, was just finishing off in the garden when a bright yellow bird landed near me and started pecking at a few weeds.  Pretty sure it's an escaped canary so hope it finds it's way home or it probably won't last long.

I managed to get back into the house to find my camera without scaring it off but just as I was about to take a photo it flew up onto next door's roof, so this is all I could get:


Discussions started by BobTheGardener

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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Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Replace or cut back hard? 
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No real rain here for weeks 
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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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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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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 12:28

Blackfly - ladybirds to the rescue!

Broad bean tip blackfly infestation 
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Bob's guide to picking soft fruit

Only fto be read by your household's main gardener! 
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