Latest posts by BobTheGardener

Whats this at base of lilly?

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 22:52

Yes, roots - lilies send out roots from the stem as it grows upwards from the bulb.  You should probably lift and plant it a bit deeper after it dies back and goes dormant. 

Tree, bush and bulb ID

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 20:13

Smoke bush (tree), Choisya ternata (bush) and Montbretia (corm) I think.

Last edited: 17 May 2016 20:15:30

Are these verbena bonariensis?

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 20:08

My money is on dandelion!

Strange fungi in the veg patch

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:58

Probably a slime mould I would think:

Last edited: 17 May 2016 20:00:02

Wireworms (I thnk)

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 19:07

Western yellow centipede?  Lots of those around here.

Centipedes are generally 'goodies' in our soil.

What is this for?

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 18:56

Antique egg poacher?

ID please

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 17:21

Elsa Spath is another possibility for the blue one.  Red one could well be Earnest Markham as you say.  Both of those are widely available and often crop up in GCs etc.

The fact that they're out now means they are 'early large flowering' types which basically means Group 2.

Last edited: 16 May 2016 17:23:12

ID please

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 16:36

Safe to say both group 2 but tricky to give cultivars.  I'd guess the first could be Comtesse De Bouchard and the second The President.  If in doubt, browse the Hull uni site:

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 20:54

I think the blue flower is a dwarf allium, Guernsey.

Camera Talk

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 19:07

Hi all, this one is of my little helper today, who gets so close I have to be careful!  No need for a zoom when the subject poses this close!

As I've been followed around for the last few days whilst helping to provide for his family, I kept my little point 'n' shoot Canon Powershot A560 in my pocket so I was ready.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Winter soft fruit pruning

Some things to do now 
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'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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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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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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Watering dried-out pots

Tip to help to stop water running straight through 
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