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Lower leaves on tomatoes going yellow

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 08:55
Old timer2 wrote (see)

I was advised only this year by a nurseryman here in the North that upturning leaves is generally the result of low night time temperatures. The aim being to maintain a minimum of 50 degrees. This I have managed this year with no problems, but yes, it has been a warmer Spring. A minimum/maximum thermometer is a must for checking these temps.

 

I agree with that, Old timer.

Lower leaves on tomatoes going yellow

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 08:54

Regarding removing leaves from your tomato pants. It has to be remembered that they are there for a reason and don't be over enthusiastic in removing them.....yellow leaves have done their job and can be removed of course.

A rule of thumb that has served me well of the years is to only remove leaves from below trusses of fruit that are ripening.

The prime reason for removing these leaves is to improve air circulation and thus aid ripening.

 

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 22:25

"David, I already mentioned that the DA restaurant had a queue coming out of the door at lunchtime! We did have a hot chocolate when we arrived, but not lunch. Also the B & B did a good breakfast."

Yes, I spotted this, but didn't know if you had decided to join the queue.....shame, you missed a treat. 

 

Camera Corner

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 22:10
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Just back from a pleasant stroll around my local reservoir.

 

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:10

I spotted 'Shropshire Lad' while I was there.....another beauty!

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:03
David K wrote (see)

Salino - not sure if I'm missing something, but can't see 'The Pilgrim' listed.

Sorry  spotted it now....the pic just didn't look like mine.

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 19:19

Salino - not sure if I'm missing something, but can't see 'The Pilgrim' listed.

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 15:37
BevG wrote (see)

Hi DavidK, yup, already found the David Austin one and was resigned to the fact you can't force nature to do what you want before the time is right . I have taken on board what you have said about bare-root roses and will order a couple very shortly. I know it will be well worth the wait having seen all the lovely pics everyone has already shared. Again, I must thank you for starting this thread; I have been inspired by everyone on here to enjoy my garden and go for what I want it to become. I can't thank you all enough 


A wise decision I think, Bev.......sometimes it pays to touch the brakes a little and of course save yourself a few pounds in the process.

Other matters, no reason to thank me.....it just seemed the obvious thing to do, rather than continue our exchanges on the 'problem solving' page..... and of course you have benefit of some really experienced rose growers to help you.

Having said that, it is nice to be appreciated.....thank you!

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:43

Gorgeous, NGCARDS.....well worth a second look.

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:37

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/001_zpsbf250851.jpg

 

During the winter I planted-up  two island beds of bare-rooted roses. One of 'Royal William' (pic already posted) and one of 'Golden Jubilee'.....this is the first bloom from the latter.

Both from Peter Beale, Bev.

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