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Growing tomatoes in pots

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 14:14

Basically yes laarobbins. Loosely tie the stems to the stake as they grow and unless they are of the tumbling variety(the cherry) then pinch out the side shoots as they grow. I presume you will be growing them outside so when they get to about 4-5 ft pinch out the growing tip to encourage more fruit.

Buy cheap pay twice...

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 22:50

Take it back and then get a better fork.

Leech looking thing in pond

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 22:48

Leeches are common in most ponds and freshwater. Most feed on pond debris and few are parasitic. There is chemical control available, however unless they become a serious problem, which is unlikely in a well balanced pond, I would leave well alone.

Which Root Killer Really works

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 20:13

Go to an agricultural supplier and get the stuff the farmers use, can't remember for the life of me what it's called. A local farmer gave me some a few years ago and it worked a treat.


Posted: 17/05/2014 at 16:46

I'd have a walk on some rough ground, especially near water, you can usually find it growing out of control. Most gardeners regard it as a weed as it seeds itself quite madly. You may find them in a wildflower mix, so I'd google a supplier.

Pallet strawberries!

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 20:12

Nice display of vertical gardening. What did you use behind the pallet to contain the strawbs?


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 20:08

Male urine is a deterrent, get your OH to pee in a bucket and pour some around the raised beds.

to me it is a mistery

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 17:19

I'd go with nut for the first, Nigella.

Too much bone meal?

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 11:59

It may well have objected to being moved. I'd cut out the poor growth and make room for the new growth which is showing. It''ll be well fed for sure, but keep it well watered and it should be ok. You may get no or few flowers for a while but unless you dig it all up again replace some of the soil, you may just have to put up with it.


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 11:51

You won't get either bay or buxus cheap anywhere as both grow relatively slowly and the larger specimens take up a lot of nursery time and space, hence the cost. If you can give us an idea of the height you need, aspect and soil conditions then suggestions will come flooding in. A word of warning, instant gardening isn't cheap.

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