BobTheGardener


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Will my aquilegia flower this year?

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 12:40

Carol, they may still flower this year in the next few weeks but I would leave them in the ground anyway as aquilegia don't do very well in pots in my experience.  They send down a tap root so best left as they are.  The foliage is attractive anyway and they are as tough as old boots.

Help Identifying this Plant

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 12:03

Tragopogon porrifolius aka common salsify.

How to use Gro-Sure Farmyard Manure as mulch for berries etc?

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 11:58

Max, I've been using it for several years both as a mulch and mixed into the soil when planting and have had no negative effects. In fact I put down a two inch layer over my raspberry patch last winter and they came through it fine. It is already well rotted when supplied;  Most problems concerning manure use are due to using it 'raw' so to speak.

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Trying to find what animal is visiting my garden

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 17:50

Philippa, if you want to do some research, they are generally called "Trail" cameras.  Be warned that there is a huge range of them available though!

Spots on one tomato leaf?

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 15:24

I think it's insect damage, probably a sap-sucker of some kind which has moved on.  Keep an eye out for more damge but I don't think it's anything to worry about.

gallery of shame

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 11:37

Muddle-Up, you should use those old tiles to make garden features.  Laid on edge into a bed of cement and levelled by tapping down with a plank they make very nice edges for garden paths.  You can also drill holes in the corners and wire them together to make small planters.

problem with clematis

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 11:09

Snails are the usual culprit.

Weeds

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 22:59

Not something you want really.  The seeds stick to clothes and fur and once they get spread it will keep popping-up for years to come.  I would get rid before the seeds form.

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 21:28

If only, PP!  The problem is with only one plant the only way to propagate it vegatively (very, very tricky) as it won't come true from seed.  I'm just happy I have a different blue one other than the caerula!

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 21:21

One of the tree peonies opened:



I've been trying to cross the blue aquilegia caerula with mckana giants (which don't seem to have any blue):



for ages and finally got a result:



Discussions started by BobTheGardener

'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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Renovate or remove privet hedge?

Replace or cut back hard? 
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Drought

No real rain here for weeks 
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Little Red Devils (Lily beetles)

They're about now! 
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Christmas has come early

New trees 
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Anyone for squirrel crumble?

Thieving rodents 
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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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Blackfly - ladybirds to the rescue!

Broad bean tip blackfly infestation 
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