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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

Brown patch on lawn

Yet another cause of brown patches on lawn identified 
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How to get around the current problem .... 
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Visit to the Old Vicarage Gardens, East Ruston, Norfolk. 19/07/14

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A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Suggestions welcome 
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Caterpillar ID

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ID please

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Slug Pubs - research opportunity

Which beer is best? 
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Plant in need of ID

Does anyone recognise this? 
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Hazels looking for a home

Free plants for Norfolk/North Suffolk gardeners 
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Under-gardener Award

Sometimes they really deserve a pat on the back 
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Visit to Bressingham Gardens Tuesday 20th May

Yes, that soon!!! 
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World Naked Gardening Day

Did you participate? 
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Decision of the day

..... if you're in a quandary, big or small, why not share it ......... 
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All right .... own up .... which ones of you do this?

Result of RHS Survey 
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Planning planting combinations

Your suggestions? 
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