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Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:53
Verdun wrote (see) went for SMALL portions?  

Smaller Verdun, not small   And that was only lunch .......... we've just had a meat and three veg supper 

Just had a phone call from daughter who works with young adults with learning disabilities - please can she have some easy tomato plants for one of her young ladies who wants to grow tomatoes?  I think a few Gardener's Delight plants should fit the bill don't you? 


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:44

  What's a motorway? 

New member introduction

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:41

Welcome Dictamnus    Looking forward to hearing more about your garden and hopefully seeing some pictures too 

Garden tattoos? Or generally cool and interesting tattoos?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:37

When I was 14 Flower Power was at its height - I wanted to have purple butterflies tattooed on my head ..................... 


Posted: 27/05/2014 at 19:02

Hello folks   Lunch was very good - roast gammon with a good fried egg on top, chips and coleslaw followed by Eton Mess   However we went for the Seniors' Menu as the portions are a bit smaller 

Friend has given me vast numbers of plants - tomatoes include  San Marzano, Green Envy, Black Russian, Santa, Sungold and Alicante, also two patio cukes, a patio aubergine, a chilli and some red basil.  

I had made a positive effort to reduce the number of tomatoes we're growing this year .............. foiled again 

As Alan 4711 said earlier, the rain has been torrential - look here  - if you look at the one of Beatrice Road, that's right on top of the very steep Gas Hill which has a 20% gradient!!!  How can that flood like that?

clematis alpina

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:41

How big is the pot? Clematis like their roots to be cool - is the pot shaded - not just the soil surface but the whole pot?

Also, has it been fed - clematis are very hungry.  

I presume it's been watered frequently in the sunny weather  - alpinas have a lot of foliage, that will transpire a lot of moisture in the sunny weather we've been having - it will have needed plenty of watering. 

What's this??

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:33

It's one of the hardy geraniums.

Mystery Plant

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 18:27

Long warm summer last year - lots of self-seeding.   They need long dry spells to dry the seedpods enough for them to crack open, shooting the seeds out 

Mystery Plant

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 17:45

Spot on Panda 

Allotment and new gardener enthusiast Tips and Tricks

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 17:41

SweetPea - what fantastic Gardener's Skills you have already 

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