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Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 07:26

Fidget ((hugs)) no words!!!

Fishy - thinking of your and yours ((hugs))


Posted: 13/12/2014 at 07:03

Good morning all

Dark and cold here at the moment - only just above freezing outside.  Today has been designated Wrapping Day!

Strange Tomato Affliction

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 06:53

Hi Odis - I've not grown Black from Tula, but I have grown other heirloom beefsteak varieties and many or even most of them are dense and fleshy inside just as your picture.  The size you show looks fine to me - Tula is described as having smallish 3" - 4" fruits. 

I don't know whether Tula is usually a large plant or whether there was a problem with the growth.  When you say the plants were sickly - can you tell us more?  Have you any photos of the leaves and stems?

I wonder if the plant in the pot was too dry - at the roots or even if the atmosphere was too dry and hot for the flowers to set fruit?

Italophile is a regular contnributor here and is very knowledgeable about tomatoes - hopefully he will be along and can shed more light on this for you.


Posted: 12/12/2014 at 20:07

Verdun ((hugs)) glad you and mum had a lovely time - a tot of sherry and some music - makes us all feel a bit more human again, even when times are rough.  Thinking of you both.

I visited my two today.  They'd had a visit from carol singers and handbellringers last night and apparently Ma sang along for over an hour and was on fine form.  She didn't remember a thing about it today, but the good mood had carried over and she was happy today.  Pa had remembered all about it.  Today was a very different visit to the last one thank goodness

Christmas of yesteryear

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 19:52

Blssom   I remember hot water bottles freezing in my bed - and beautiful ferny frozen patterns on the inside of our bedroom windows - they don't know what they're missing nowadays


Posted: 12/12/2014 at 19:44

Phew!  Well that's all right then

Is it too late to cut hedges?

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 10:50

I think the Natural England advice refers to native mixed hedgerows

Good luck with yours


Posted: 12/12/2014 at 10:48

  Lyn - that's awful - you need water!  Can we do anything to help?  Make a phone call for you maybe? 


Posted: 12/12/2014 at 10:32

Does Christmas Dinner have calories in it???  Oh dear - someone's misled me

Naughty cats!

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 10:28

See this thread - about the most effective and humane deterrent as far as I'm aware

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