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JUST FOR MIKE

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 11:24

Hi, Mike, good to see you back and hope the recovery is going well.

Spots on tomato leafs

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 10:53

I don't think it's anything to be concerned about, as Pete says splashes of water, or could be weather related i.e. cold nights & warm days.

It should be remembered that there is a myriad of reasons for brown spots tomato leaves and you would drive yourself bonkers if you worried about all of them.  

Victoria Plum Tree

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 10:33

Picksy - You could try a gardeners old trick to see if your tree is still alive.....Scrape away with your fingernail a section of bark to expose the cambium layer beneath, if this is creamy green it's still alive, if it's brown/ish, it is probably dead.

Gardener's World and the average gardener

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 10:09

I've just finished watching back to back editions of Gardeners' World and Beechgrove and have to say (IMHO) GW was very much second best in terms of what most people I know are looking for in a gardening program......well done Beechgrove!

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 12:48

They're looking really healthy & sturdy, Caral.

Your choice about thinning them out...usually about 6in apart seems to be okay for cut flowers...if they develop into a tangled mess it will reduce the quality & number of flowers you get.

Btw, they will grow to about 8ft in the right situation.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 10:09

Glad to hear your SPs have now taken-off, Lizzie.

It may be worth noting the thickness of the stems on those Gwendoline above (not sure that's the correct spelling, but it's how it's listed in the catalogues).....this is where using seed from specialists growers shows. 

 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:50

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/Wem/P7180011.jpg

 

The sweet pea Gwendoline grown to show standards. 

Victoria Plum Tree

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:45

Not sure what is going on with the tree itself if as you describe it 'appears to have died'.

The blossom I can hazard a guess, either it has been hit by a late frost, or the blossom has just withered as is normal after it has set fruit.....is there tiny green fruitlet embryos amongst the shrivelled blossom? If so, they should be fine. 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 17/05/2014 at 09:29

Clive, I have to say that on this occasion, your poly-tunnel isn't doing your any favours. When I said in my previous message that your flowers should be alright for the big day, I was thinking more along the lines of them being outside.....of course, your poly-tunnel will be pushing the calculation forward.

I know growers use poly-tunnels regularly to ensure blooms for specific dates such as the Malvern Spring Show and even Chelsea on some occasions and they do offer the added advantage of blooms being undamaged by weather.......but for blooms required between June & August, autumn sown seed as described earlier is all that's required.

For a special occasion between July & September, March sowings would be appropriate.

PS. Would have a plan B.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 19:24

16/05/14

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