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Latest posts by bookmonster

Tomato Problems

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 08:02

Thanks! I'll try taking the leaves off and will hopefully get some tomatoes. Previous attempts have been at a different house. I'll have a look at the varieties you mention. The fertiliser was just going on the roots, but I was spraying the leaves with the home made remedy - it's supposed to stop fungal things spreading but I'm not convinced it helps.

 

 

Tomato Problems

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 18:21

Every year I try to grow tomatoes - and every year they succumb to illness. I have 3 plants in 11 inch pots in a mini greenhouse, and 2 in the same pots outside on the patio.

Every year previously I have bought plants but this year they are grown from seed - 'maskotka'. As soon as I spot diseased leaves I take them off and spray the plant with a washing up liquid, bicarb and water mixture, but this time it seems to have spread to all the leaves despite this. They have been given liquid feed, and I used fresh compost. What has worked for you, and what varieties do you recommend for disease-free plants? Thanks

 

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When is a harebell not a harebell?

Posted: 11/07/2013 at 18:12

Update - it's a mutant - it now has harebell flowers out the top and the red ones on the bottom!

 

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Petunias & pansies drooping

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 16:55

I had some Violas that went Boom and grew really tall and leggy in a period of sunshine last year, then near the end of the year we had high winds and they all fell over. I cut them back right to the bottom, so there were some new leaves left but most of the plant was cut off. With water, food and topdressing (they're in pots) they put on a spectacular display from early this year. As they are now, as Verdun says, running out of steam a bit they could maybe do with a similar treatment now.

Rockery

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 17:53

Looks great! Probably any fine grit would do although we got a bag of 'horticultural grit' from the garden centre quite cheaply

Design Ideas

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 17:51

They may, or alternatively you could go for a more designed-looking wild area. We have a small garden so we are leaving a neat rectangle of lawn to grow long and I will be naturalising red clover and bird's foot trefoil as plugs next year.

Design Ideas

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:31

That would certainly be an interesting place for a mini wildflower meadow, like natural hedge-side verges.

Garlic

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 20:15

Thanks Artjak! I may have to try elephant garlic, it's my first year with the room to grow veg properly. I'd just heard that the signs of doneness were different for the two types. The lower leaves have been yellowing/browning for a week or so now, may have to check soon!

best foliage perennial plant for the garden

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 22:05

That Hebe sounds interesting, and I agree with you on elder, we have a lovely specimen. We also have a variegated sage and a golden oregano (or marjoram. They got a bit mixed up) that have  lovely contrasting foliage at the moment.

Garlic

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 18:12

My outer leaves are just starting to yellow - any idea how to tell if you have hardneck or softneck? The cloves I bought just said 'garlic'.

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