London (change)
Today 22°C / 14°C
Tomorrow 23°C / 15°C

David K


Latest posts by David K

Runner beans too many leaves?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 07:34

Jaybee, thanks for the tomato pic...once again, all I see is very healthy plants.

lindsaywanda is right, feed weekly with a high potash feed such as Tomorite, but only after the bottom truss of flowers are bearing fruit.

Good luck.

 

Runner beans too many leaves?

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 20:54

Crikey! We're becoming a nation of worriers.

I see nothing but a perfectly healthy row of runner beans, please don't defoliate them. 

Tomatoes, in the absence of any pic, I would say don't defoliate those either. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 20:44

Odd how these bluddy things rule our lives.....just been trying to view something on YouTube which proved rather useless because of a feeble broadband speed...1.17Mbps to be exact....even saw the whirly circle thingie for the first time in years.

The speed I normally get (and pay for) is 32Mbps.....crikey I wouldn't like to go back to the old days.

Pre-recorded voice message from Virgin confirms a fault in the area that should be fixed shortly.

Tomato trouble

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:13

Play your cards right and I may tell you about the winters of 1962 or 47.

Quotes

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 19:08

Desperation has set in.

"When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea."

Eric Cantona.

 

Tomato trouble

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 10:55
Orchid Lady wrote (see)

That's a lovely story Dove  We were in Belgium at the time and I honestly don't remember what I was doing but I expect it involved my paddling pool 

 

...and eating chocolate?

Tomato trouble

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 10:49

....well I remember 76 (was just a pup of  52 at the time) .....luverly summer, roads sticky with melting tarmac and greenhouses were considered to be a hazard to tomato growing. 

Anyway, the skins of outdoor sorts are always tough & split when it rains.

 

Tomato trouble

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 09:01

Unless we're blessed with a summer like 1976, I would say forget growing outdoor tomatoes here in the UK.....too much temperature fluctuation.

Leave it to the Italians.....I'll get me coat!  

Quotes

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 07:14

I think it means by getting rid of waste, don't also discard what is worth keeping, bekkie.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 07:06

To each his/her their own of course, but perhaps it would be timely to point out that people (like Monty Don) who opt for sowing their sweet pea seed in March, are just about to start cutting their first flowers.......these will of course continue to bloom until the autumn.

On the other hand, those opting for autumn sowings, have been enjoying their flowers for the past two months.....the downside being that these will be past their best by late August / early September.

I've always advocated sowing at both times  for a continuation of flowers.

PS. rosemummy, it's far from a 'faff', it's as difficult as you care to make it.

Discussions started by David K

Anyone addicted?

Replies: 11    Views: 216
Last Post: 24/07/2014 at 12:51

It's Show Time

Replies: 13    Views: 180
Last Post: 14/07/2014 at 23:11

Feeding & Mulching

Replies: 2    Views: 104
Last Post: 08/07/2014 at 01:21

Quotes

Replies: 181    Views: 2743
Last Post: 18/07/2014 at 21:41

Been to the doctor...

Replies: 6    Views: 213
Last Post: 26/06/2014 at 21:15

Growing Roses

Replies: 335    Views: 6421
Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 20:12

This forum

Replies: 170    Views: 3794
Last Post: 19/07/2014 at 18:38

Greenhouse Shading

Replies: 16    Views: 566
Last Post: 22/05/2014 at 10:02

Malvern Show Garden

Replies: 6    Views: 245
Last Post: 12/05/2014 at 18:43

I need hugs too....

Replies: 156    Views: 2963
Last Post: 16/07/2014 at 09:45

M D's Morello Cherry

Replies: 0    Views: 117
Last Post: 18/04/2014 at 21:12

Damping-off

Replies: 2    Views: 193
Last Post: 30/03/2014 at 10:56

Heated Propagators

Replies: 23    Views: 851
Last Post: 04/04/2014 at 19:49

The Mystery of NPK

Replies: 22    Views: 686
Last Post: 15/03/2014 at 22:38

Monty in the rain

Replies: 9    Views: 414
Last Post: 13/02/2014 at 22:46
1 to 15 of 38 threads