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BobTheGardener


Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Cat deterrent

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 10:29

Mulches don't generally help, sheps.  One determined cat even uses the slate chippings on my drive as a huge toilet!


As PP said, lovely planters! What are you going to grow up the trellises (or is it trelli?)

Spraying weeds growing in neighbours garden

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 09:47

Fully agree,  Invite them round for a welcoming cuppa or glass of wine and eventually take them for a walk around your garden where the issue could be sneaked into the conversation.


Spraying someone elses plants (even if they are weeds) without permission is actually criminal damage.

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.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

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? 
Replies: 19    Views: 1242
Last Post: 20/09/2015 at 13:33

Drought

No real rain here for weeks 
Replies: 11    Views: 525
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 
Replies: 12    Views: 940
Last Post: 27/11/2014 at 21:12

Plant ID quizzes

Have fun identifying plants! 
Replies: 16    Views: 927
Last Post: 14/09/2014 at 13:17

Watering dried-out pots

Tip to help to stop water running straight through 
Replies: 13    Views: 854
Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 12:28

Blackfly - ladybirds to the rescue!

Broad bean tip blackfly infestation 
Replies: 2    Views: 731
Last Post: 13/07/2014 at 18:04

Bob's guide to picking soft fruit

Only fto be read by your household's main gardener! 
Replies: 3    Views: 622
Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 18:52

Lovely surprise

I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
Replies: 15    Views: 1006
Last Post: 18/06/2014 at 14:32

Dragonfly/Darter/Mayfly ID?

Flew into the polytunnel for a while 
Replies: 6    Views: 902
Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 21:44

A week of rain = jungle garden!

It's been too wet to really do anything outside.. 
Replies: 16    Views: 1388
Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 17:42
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