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Plants /shrubs for container help

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 16:33

We've just had the front drive renovated. The gravelled drive goes right across a very wide house. The front of the house faces NNWish and gets only the late summer sun. I would like to put around three/four tubs by the house (Norfolk cream bricks) to break the horizontal drive/house line. We are in rural Norfolk and the front drive can get very cold and windy. I need ideas for plant/shrubs (various heights for under windows and between) that will look reasonably good all year round and not need too much maintenance as I have a very large garden as well - I can do the basics but I'm not a brilliant gardener Thank you

Best flavour cherry tomatoes ?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 21:49

I've grown Maskotka before and found the fruit good, although a little bigger than some cherries. I'd wanted to switch away from the cordon variety to save a bit of space while growing Legend beefsteak tomatoes. Now I just want to grow cherries with flavour Maybe I'll grow a few less plants next year - most of the cherries end up in chutney anyway !

Best flavour cherry tomatoes ?

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 18:29

Thank you all for your replies I'll have a look at the Black Cherry - and keep the Sungold as my reserve for next year

Best flavour cherry tomatoes ?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:51

Thanks for the reply I read on another website - 'Tomato Growing' (recommended on here last year, I think) that it was better to feed tomatoes at a reduced strength, but more often ! So that's what I have been doing As for ripening, I am trying to pick them when they are red, but as they didn't taste as nice as I hoped I thought maybe they weren't ripe !

I've grown Sungold in the past - maybe I'll go back to them next year.

Best flavour cherry tomatoes ?

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 17:31

My cherry tomatoes are now ripening - this year I've tried Tumbling Toms. So far I am a little disappointed with the flavour. I have been leaving them on the kitchen window-sill to make sure that they are ripe, but the flavour/juicyness isn't what I hoped. Am I doing something wrong or was it a bad choice ? I water every day and fertilise once/twice a week. I have tried several other varieties in the past, but as I grow in pots in the greenhouse and a lot of room is taken up by the other 'Legend' variety, the Tumbling Toms seemed to be a good idea. What are people's preferences for the best flavour cherry tom ??? Thank you

Plum fruit problem

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 19:27

My thanks too, Greg - I'll wait until they are ripe and hope that they taste good

Plum fruit problem

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 13:58

We planted a Jubilee plum tree in autumn 2009. This is the first year that any fruit has survived this long However all the fruit is covered in what I can only call brown scabs. A few fruit are just starting to ripen. Are any of them going to be edible and what is the problem ?? We did put 'sticky' paper around all the fruit trees last winter. We are in Norfolk, UK. Thank you

Planting under poplars ?

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 19:24

Thank you all for the suggestions ! The Sea Buckthorn looks interesting, but we really don't want anything prickly, I'm afraid. The Aucuba japonica looks very interesting so I'll try to see if they have it at our local gardening centres to get a better look. Thanks again for the suggestions.

Planting under poplars ?

Posted: 26/02/2014 at 11:22

I'm not sure whether this is the right place - but here goes ! At the back of our small field we have an area of approx. 40' x 20' that has 6 poplar trees growing (there are more poplars running along the boundary a few feet behind this. Previous owners had planted Christmas Tree saplings under these 6 poplars, but these had rapidly got far too tall and we have now grubbed out the last few. We would like to replant something under the poplars to make a bit of a screen/windbreak amongst the poplar trunks, but wouldn't want anything taller than around 4/5 feet tall and must be capable of growing under these trees. It's a fairly windy location in good light apart from the poplars. The area will be left to grow fairly wild as at one side we have a massive wood pile left for animals/insects etc. Any suggestions ?? Thank you

Preparing bed for onions

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 09:41

I'm just about to clear a raised bed that has had mange-tout in. I'm about to plant my onion sets, but have been reading contradictory advice about using compost/manure etc before planting onions. Thoughts please

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