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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 10:25

Morning Panda   shall we whisper???

Sorry you've been poorly Pdoc - hope you're on the mend now   A tot or two of your patent cure-all is probably called for

Strange Tomato Affliction

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 10:04

I had planned to visit Russia this year and bring back some tomato seeds - however son and his wife have split so my plans to 'bond' with her tomato and pepper growing Babushka have come to nothing

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 10:00

Good to see you Fg   thought you must be busy supervising all those Christmas Elves etc, plus that tv job you've got working for M&S - who's your friend?

 Lily, Santa Smilies are on the Tech Team's list - problem is they're responsible for a whole load of websites .........

Lovely half moon floating in a clear blue sky here

Strange Tomato Affliction

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 09:51

Or possibly grown from cross-pollinated seeds? 

aerating shoes

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 09:48

Fidget - that was a daily occurence in my childhood on the farm, but Pa soon learnt that not only did he have to return the children to a warm kitchen, but Ma would send him back out for the wellies LOL

Lawn Advice Appreciated

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 09:43
Bluebaron wrote (see)
By the time you spend all that time and money on treating it maybe just rip it up and seed/turf. It will give you a fresh start and something to move forward with.

I have a very large lawn and have spent about ??400 trying to get it better shape. Although after 18 months it's getting better I can't help feeling that ??1000 spent in the first place would have been the way to go.

I don't think we've recommended anything that isn't part of my usual annual lawn care - even if you re-turf you're going to have to aerate, scarify and treat for weeds and moss each year. 

aerating shoes

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 08:14

I'd be scared of being stuck to the lawn!!!   I think you'd need very strong legs for it to work if the spikes were of any length at all !!!

Strange Tomato Affliction

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 08:11

Hi Italophile

As I don't know this tomato I've had a Google and several sites describe it as 'not as dark as  some other 'black' tomatoes, and indeed from the pics on this site

http://www.plant-world-seeds.com/store/view_seed_item/1540?itemname=BLACK+FROM+TULA  it really doesn't look very black at all.

Boston ivy

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 07:38

Climbing hydrangeas are self-clinging   They may need a little encouragement in the first couple of years but once they've got the hang of things they'll cling to your wall with no problem.  Lovely plants and loved by little birds like wrens and robins who hop about the branches looking for insects - also provides good nest sites for them.

aerating shoes

Posted: 13/12/2014 at 07:33

I've not tried them myself  however the reports I've heard of them were not encouraging. 

I think that in order for the spikes to be long enough to be effective they'd make it too hard for you to lift you feet up again.

If you have a bad back I'd be very wary of trying them! 

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