David K


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Tomato trouble

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 14:26

...before this thread sinks into oblivion, I would just like it to be known that I'm  not 90....just feel it at times.

Interest fro across the pond.

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 11:25

Which is why a little while ago, several others and myself were concerned about the personal details you had divulged.  

Be wary, dear friend. 

Runner beans too many leaves?

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 08:47
Jaybee45 wrote (see)

Thanks folks for the advice. Much appreciated. Looking forward to our first meal from the beans.

My father always grew beautiful runner beans and they were about 15" long and very straight and super tender. He's not here now bless him but he always strived to pick his first beans by his birthday each year which was on 4th July. He also had greenhouses full of tomatoes and cucumbers which he always gave to the family. I wish I was as greenfingered as him, but I am trying.

 

Yes, these childhood memories become very strong in later life, as so they should.

When my daughter was a toddler she was always near me when I was tending my roses, as she was during our visits to the shows where I exhibited them. I thought little of it at the time, but she must have been taking it all on board, as she is now has a passion for them and is a accomplished rose grower herself.

 

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.

 

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