BobTheGardener


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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 22:09

Merry Christmas and thanks for this wonderful forum, GW team!

Cyclamen

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 20:14

Those are c. persicum Rosie and are not hardy so don't often survive if left outside.  The GCs sell them as annual bedding plants.  One option is to leave them in pots and plant the whole pot then take them inside over the winter.  The hardy cyclamen are not so showy as far as flowers go (smaller and generally only pink/purple or white) but will multiply if left to their own devices.

"Show us ya baubles!"

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 18:26

I'd have just sprinkled the presents with glitter which would have stuck to the honeydew - no-one would have been the wiser and maybe would have been complemented on the novel wrapping method!

The missing tree would have been a bit more difficult to cover up though!

Lilies

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 18:22

Now is as good a time as any Maggie.  Lillies never really stop growing but they will be at their least active at the moment and there is least risk of damaging emerging shoots if you do it now rather than in Spring.

Huge pest problem

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 18:18

For anyone wondering, this is in the grounds of a marketing company near me called 'bigdog ltd'.  Been meaning to take a photo for ages and passed it on the way to deliver my Mum's Christmas pressies earlier today.   Certainly catches the eye!

massive haul

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 18:12

Nice one Bubba!  All this mild weather will help too - some of them may be late in flowering but flower they will!

Huge pest problem

Posted: 19/12/2015 at 17:07

Hi all, just spotted this:


Puts all the pesky cat issues into perspective! 

Cyclamen

Posted: 18/12/2015 at 22:11

I've done it with both bought and saved seed for both outdoor (hederifolium & coum) and indoor (persicum.)  2nd or 3rd year before flowering for any type I've found.

Mushroom

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 23:33

Somehow your 2nd link went to Chris's own photo Jo, so fixed it here:

http://www.first-nature.com/fungi/mutinus-caninus.php

 

Let's hasten the winter! What are you looking forward to flowering in spring?

Posted: 14/12/2015 at 23:17
jo47 wrote (see)

What do you have to pollinate Lizzie BobTheGardener ?

Nowt!   I do get a lot of early pollinators due to all of the snowdrops etc and ivy though.

 

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

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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Last Post: 19/12/2015 at 21:00

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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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

Bob's guide to picking soft fruit

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

Lovely surprise

I went down the garden in the gloom.. 
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