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Changing profile photo

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 08:15

Hmmm .... you're going into My Settings, clicking on Edit under the standard picture to the left of the page, Browsing, selecting and then clicking on Save? 


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 08:11

Hello Stacey   Good to see you   Hope they let you out soon 


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 07:48

So's  mine - and he didn't watch the footie either 

Nemesia Maritana hardiness?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 07:21

Penhow Nurseries are the breeders of Nemesia Maritana and they describe it as perennial and suitable for growing " well drained soil throughout the winter months". 

Hope that helps 

French beans

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 07:16

I used some old runner bean seed this year but germination was really rubbish and I ended up rushing out and buying plants from the GC - Fresh seed for me next year. 


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 07:13

Good morning KEF   

Didn't stay up for the football - if we get to the final I'll probably watch it...... but it sounds as if my beauty sleep won't need to be disturbed 

More worms

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 07:05

Fingers crossed 

Tomatoes on allotment?

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 07:04
Lullabelle wrote (see)

My tomatoes are in a container in the back garden, plenty of sun. The bottom leaves are turning yellow not sure why. Also I want them to stop growing and focus on growing the tiny toms already on the plant. Do I nip out the tops to stop them growing any taller?

It would be a shame to nip the tops out this early in the season - they'll carry on producing tomatoes for months yet.  

The bottom leaves often go yellow - take them off - it will increase the airflow through the plant and help guard against disease.  

Now that you've got some tomatoes on your plant, if you haven't fed with tomato food you  should give them a dose of that and then I'd give them another feed in two or three weeks time and again two or three weeks after that.  

They should carry on fruiting through at least until the end of September, probably longer if we get a good autumn, so don't go nipping the tops out yet! 


Posted: 15/06/2014 at 06:56

That's why I use the bought hedgehog biscuits and the mix of chopped nuts, seeds and fruit with a few dried mealworms, as I described above.  

Cats aren't interested in it and the birds come and clear up any spillages - hedgehogs are messy feeders.

Lovely surprise

Posted: 15/06/2014 at 06:50

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