BobTheGardener


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Dwarf raspberries in pots

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 15:55

They prefer a pH of 5.5 to 6.5 which is slightly acidic, so you could add some of the ericaceous compost to normal compost.  I think I'd use a John Innes #2 and mix in up 10 to 20% of the ericaceous.

Anyone done any gardening today - version 3

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 14:10

Just about to sow some sweet peas in root trainers which I filled with compost a few minutes ago and am now waiting to get some feeling back in my fingers so I can pick the seeds up!

Identify this vegetable

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 12:56

You just made my stomach rumble, Obelixx!  They are also fun to grow in a mixed border as the fine fern-like foliage is very attractive.

strawberry planter planting

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 12:39

I would leave them for now or pot-on into slightly larger pots.  If you plant them out, they will probably survive but all growth will halt and you want them to be developing a good root system right now.  Repotting and putting them in a cold frame would probably be the ideal.

Identify this vegetable

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 12:32

Fennel.

The version of our gardens that we long to see again

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 12:25

That bed is mainly herbaceous, Wonky and looks pretty dire right now (might brave it and take a photo in a bit.)  I ought to add some evergreens to give it winter interest but by the time I usually get around to considering that, it's so rampant with growth that there's no space to plant anything! 

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Smoke Bush

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 12:18

Have to a agree, they seem to either like the conditions and thrive or sit and sulk for a few years before finally snuffing it.  In my garden, the latter has proven to be the case.

Daphne adora

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 12:10

Unfortunately, adult vine weevils do survive the winter and are often found under pots at this time of the year.  Whether they are the culprit is difficult to say without a photo but if there are notches eaten from the edges of the leaves rather than holes in the middle then weevils are the likely cause.

The version of our gardens that we long to see again

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 11:34

April



June


One side of gardening dying!

Posted: 12/02/2017 at 11:19

After looking at the images, I have to say it does match the pattern of honey fungus.  I think you need to dig one of them up and inspect the roots.  The rhizomorph(s) which move between plants are not always easy to find - they could be under the fence line, for example.  I occasionally see one crossimg my veg plot.  However, they are usually obvious when you dig up the rootball of an infected shrub.  It could be other root pathogens such as phytophthora rather than HF.  The cypress looks too far away to have any effect and all they really do is make the soil dry and can't have caused all of this damage.

Discussions started by BobTheGardener

Some kind of mint?

 
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Accidental greengage

Wrong variety but happy 
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Hoglet!

Seems hedgehogs are breeding in my garden 
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New greenhouse

Building greenhouse from start to fruition 
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Border design by Spanish bluebells

Random plantings 
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Unknown bird

Came home this evening to find this 
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Garden photos April

By month so folk can see what is in bloom for reference purposes. 
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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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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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