Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Metal paint suggestions please

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 15:33

I agree with Dove, Hammerite is reliable long-lasting stuff and you can get a smooth type in white.

Remember to get rid of any old flaking paint and rust using a wire brush and emery paper before you paint it though.

Tulip Fest 😍🌷

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 13:38

Some beauties there, BM!

Small tree to cheer up a driveway?

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 13:35

Willows are not a good choice as you suspect.  How about an amelanchier?  You can grow them as multi-stemmed shrubs or as small trees.  Interest most of the year, good for wildlife:

What is this weed all over my lawn?

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 11:29

Those look like sycamore tree seedlings.  They won't survive a regular mowing but don't leave it too long as they grow fast!

Dune like plants?!

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 11:26

If it is normally a bit wet, those could be sedges.  Sedge leaves are triangular in cross-section if you cut one.

Gorgeous geranium - identification?

Posted: 13/04/2017 at 09:20

Cuttings for tender geraniums (pelargoniums) like that one are very easy, Chapps.  Cut a few sections about 4 to 5 inches long, strip all of the lower leaves just leaving a few small ones at the top and place them around the edge of a pot of gritty compost.  Water once and leave in a warm place out of full sun and they should develop roots in a few weeks.

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!

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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