BobTheGardener


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Fungus?

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 20:03

Unfortunately, it's horsetail.  Pull them all up, bag and dispose in your black bin.  It's very difficult to eradicate:


https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=257

Advice and Plant ID needed

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 19:57

Agree punkdoc.  The bud pretty much confirms it I think.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 19:03

One more day of work and then it's a week in the garden for me!   I'm just nipping to the shed to pot up some cabbages myself, GWRS - they can't wait any longer!

Tomato seedlings

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 18:58

Yes, it looks like cold to me too.  They don't really like going much below 14C at any stage.

Tomato Leaf problem - not blight??

Posted: 11/04/2017 at 18:56

Me too.  It's best to assiduously avoid getting water on tomato leaves as it can cause this.  As well as the droplets acting like little magnifying lenses, they help fungal spores to take hold and cause infection, something which tomatoes are very prone to.

Onion sets not growing

Posted: 10/04/2017 at 18:56

The sets use all of the stored energy in them to grow roots and shoots so often shrink, Tomsk.  Once that is done the bulbs will begin to build up again.  Absolutely normal growth pattern there.

Tulip Fest 😍🌷

Posted: 10/04/2017 at 18:44

Here are a few of mine including some little species tulips:





Crack in bark of new branch?

Posted: 10/04/2017 at 18:35

A crack just in the bark will heal itself in no time so just tie it in and I'm sure all will be well.

Am I a weed?

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 22:21

Looks like it might be Nigella.

Climbing French Beans .

Posted: 09/04/2017 at 21:53

Same here raisingirl, one or the other usually does ok if the weather doesn't suit one of them.  Like scroggin, I do half and half outdoors and usually grow some borlotti beans in the polytunnel too which almost guarantees some beans, whatever the weather decides to throw at us!

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Garden photos April

By month so folk can see what is in bloom for reference purposes. 
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Last Post: 02/04/2017 at 20:01

Winter soft fruit pruning

Some things to do now 
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Last Post: 04/02/2017 at 17:52

'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
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