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Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Runner beans

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 15:47

Hi Verdun, no reduction that I've noticed.  The trench is always very well prepared though, so plenty of room for them to find everything they need.

Runner beans

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 15:12

If they both germinate, I always plant the pot as it is and get great crops.  You can guarantee that if you removed one, the slugs would get the one you left!

More ID's please woderful people

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 21:10

Yep, Dove is right - 2nd one is indeed woodruff.

More ID's please woderful people

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 21:02

The first two are different types of Choisya I think (first one may be 'Sundance') and the last one with the yellow flower is Forsythia.

What is eating my bean plants?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:44

Maybe my keyboard went wrong..  maybe not!  

I've lost whole rows of young veg plants within minutes - I love nature and put up with some losses rather than using chemicals, but woodpigeons..  

 

Peas have gone Pete Tong!

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:35

Caral, start some peas off in small 3 inch pots (3 or 4 to a pot) and plant them out once they are a few inches tall.  Mice are only interested in the seed so young pea plants will be ignored. 

What is eating my bean plants?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 20:25

If you have any in your area, my money would be on woodpigeons, the fat greedy b^663rs!

My old apple tree is poorly

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 14:36

Looks like fire blight to me, unfortunately:

http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=160

 

Plant identity?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 14:30

Possibly polianthes tuberosa, but the flowers don't look quite right and it might be a bit early unless you are somewhere warmer than most of the UK.  As Dove says, a better photo of the whole plant might help.

Edit: just read the bit about spreading, so it's not that as they are tricky to grow.

What plant is this please?

Posted: 25/05/2014 at 14:15

The type you have there are annuals.  They come easily from seed so either collect a seed head or leave them to self-seed, although they never self-seed where you actually want them and don't like being transplanted!

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Christmas has come early

New trees 
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Anyone for squirrel crumble?

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Plant ID quizzes

Have fun identifying plants! 
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Watering dried-out pots

Tip to help to stop water running straight through 
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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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Lovely surprise

I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
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Flew into the polytunnel for a while 
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Check your delphiniums for caterpillars

Look for distorted and damaged leaves near the tips 
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Seed grown Wisteria finally in flower - Hooray!

Planted many years ago 
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Oops!

Polytunnel growing 
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First day of (meteorological) Spring

How id your garden looking 
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DIY heated propagator

Making one from scratch 
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