BobTheGardener


Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Cat deterrent

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 09:42

Agree with Topbird.  If you plant them up so there is no bare earth showing, the cats will lose interest.  Cover them until planted. Trimmings from thorny shrubs placed on top of any bare patches also works well.  In general the gizmos are a waste of money, don't work and only lead to more frustration, so much so that some folk get rather obsessed with this.

Invasive Plant taking over bed (and lawn)

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 09:30

Snowberry is definitely invasive, by suckers.

Invasive Plant taking over bed (and lawn)

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 09:29

That was weird, Plant Paupers reply wasn't there when I posted but Dove's first post was!  Another forum glitch?

Invasive Plant taking over bed (and lawn)

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 09:17

Snowberry, Dove?

Peppers, removing initial flowers?

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 09:00

I always leave them on and get great crops.

Can anyone identify this black fly on Portugese Laurel

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 21:09

Looks like a male St Mark's fly.  Have a look here to see if you agree:


http://www.naturespot.org.uk/species/st-marks-fly

Anyone can identify this plant?

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 20:53

I think it's one of the Malvas.

Plant IDs please

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:30

#1 raspberry or close relation for me too - they do grow from seeds in bird droppings.  I also think Lilac for the tree.

My flowers ..

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 19:20

It's an Erysimum Aym. I thought it was Bowles's Mauve but the young flowers at the tops start off yellow so might be a different variety.  The forget-me-nots are a useful ground cover for me and so easy to pull up when finished or when they appear somewhere they aren't wanted.

Pruning baby gooseberry plant

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 17:31

Agree with Verdun, gooseberries are best grown with a 'leg' about 15-20cm tall and then a wineglass shape of branches above that.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

'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

Canary

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

Drought

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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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 12:28

Blackfly - ladybirds to the rescue!

Broad bean tip blackfly infestation 
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Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 18:04
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