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Garden Pictures 2015

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 17:49

Gorgeous Lyn. The first one looks positively Mediterranean 


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 11:00

Oooh enjoy Sicily Lizzie - we had a wonderful (sunny) time in southern Italy earlier in the year.  Hope Fidget makes it to Scamdinavia too (can't remember which country and daren't look back


edit: Denmark .....loooved Copenhagen, especially Nyhaaven


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 10:26

KEF, Fairy .....many thanks, means alot.

Happy Birthday to Charlie ......tell him all the really important people have two birthdays 

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 10:17
Verdun wrote (see)

Chicky.....what photosynthesis is needed now for tomato plants?  the plants, as I see it,,are simply holding the fruit whilst they naturally ripen.

I don't know - I was quoting from GQT as it seemed relevant to the discussion.  If we all agree that they taste better ripened on the vine, then something must be happening to them whilst they are there......maybe PS helps in that process?  But I don't really know .....I have a CB book downstairs, might go and read the photosynthesis chapter


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:29

Chicklet flies the nest.  Am very happy for her, but might have a little sob in private

pink papaver problem

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:26

We've had a lot of rain Emma, so would think that is your problem.  Its also quite late in the year for oriental poppies to be flowering - they are normally a May feature.  I would cut back the whole flower stem to the base.  You'll probably get a wonderful display next year


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:23

  Will need you guys here with the kleenex come Sept 20th

Talkback: How to ripen late tomatoes

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:20

Only 116 shopping days til Christmas

They were having this very discussion on GQT this Friday afternoon.  Panel were divided between removing all leaves, and leaving some on to carry on the important photosynthesising which powers the plant.  Conclusion seemed to be to remove leaves shading the trusses, but leave others on for now.  CB was on the panel, and did not volunteer his upside down method yet .....maybe later


Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:13

Went on Friday, back tomorrow .....plenty of time to generate muddy laundry.  Expect your plump beetle is asleep happily somewhere now

hydrangea - is it dead?

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 20:10

Our deer avoid hydrangeas - think they are poisonous to them.  Not sure about rabbits.  You could try protecting it with an upturned hanging basket until it gets going?

Discussions started by chicky

Foxglove seedlings ....when will they flower?

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Kniphofia - one that flowers in August?

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Strange flower buds - ID??

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Last Post: 06/06/2015 at 21:49

Love lies bleeding from seed

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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 18:37

Have I got an orchid???

New flower appeared in grassmeadow 
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Last Post: 31/05/2015 at 00:01

Gardening on TV

A thread for TV alerts - no whines please !! 
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Last Post: 26/04/2015 at 10:44

More gardening TV

Just found this, and thought others might like to know! 
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Jasmin - officinale or trachelspermum??

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How big are vine weevil grubs?

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Indoor hyacinths - are they ready for some light??

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Getting rid of brambles

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Daphnes - do they self seed?

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Tree id

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Autumn raspberries - will they need staking?

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Plant ID - blue flowers

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