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Posted: 15/06/2014 at 15:36

David, how are they curling?  If the leaves are rolling in from the sides to the middle, so that the underneath surface of the leaf is showing, that is likely to be due to overwatering.  If this could be the case cut back on the watering and it should resolve.

If the leaves are curling downwards and the under-surface isn't showing, then that could be due to variations in night and day time temperatures, draughts, or sometimes it's just a tendency of the variety.  

There are lots of threads on here about tomatoes; just put tomatoes into the search facility and you'll get loads of information, but if you can't find what you need or it doesn't make sense to you, just ask 

How often do you buy seeds and it's NOT what the packet said?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 13:54

I once had a packet of dwarf french beans that turned out to be a climbing variety of borlotti beans - I contacted the seed company and they apologised and sent a voucher for a few packets of seeds.  

Mistakes do happen - I've made some in my life.  It's irritating but not the end of the world for me. 

Identifying Help!

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 13:44

Wow, well I think it deserves some tlc so it can grow up to be big and beautiful.  It does make you wonder how it grows - where's the chlorophyll?

No one's come back to me yet - I think they're all cooking their Sunday lunches - that's the thing with a Foodie Board - so many of them are either cooking or eating 

Suppose to be salad but..

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 13:39

They look like a mustard-type leaf to me - often included in mixes of salad leaves, particularly ones with oriental-type leaves - usually ready to start using 3 weeks after sowing - use on a cut and come again basis .

Yours have just got way too big 

Clearing a garden

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 13:33

Whereabouts are you Mr Toast? - if you're in Norfolk or North Suffolk I'll come and get them - perfect for creating habitat for my toads, newts and any passing slow worms. 

Beetle ID

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 13:31

They look exotic enough to be baccarat! 

What is eating my redcurrants?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 13:30

Who can fathom the mind of a blackbird ... just thank your lucky stars you've got some fruit left.

I've got some fledgling blackbirds who've taken up residence in the thicket of raspberry canes - I'm sure they're just waiting .............. 

Turnips (woody)

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 13:28

Purple Top Milan are an early variety - usually pulled when they're about the size of a billiard ball - they do get woody after that. 


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 13:26

Cake's on the rack cooling Fg, raspberry jam and cream will go in the middle in a while. 


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 12:32

Oh please think twice about using slug pellets - most of them are so bad for wildlife and for the soil as well as being dangerous for pets and children.  I really wouldn't want to eat vegetables grown in soil that had been covered in slug pellets

There are some that are less harmful, but if slug pubs and copper strips work for us, why not give them a try? 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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