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black opal tomato plant

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 19:51

I think it will be fine - it might just be later to get to it's fruiting stage - none of my 27 varied tomatoes in pots outside have any fruit set yet.  

I wouldn't worry about the colour of the foliage - it's quite usual for plants that have strongly coloured flowers or fruit, to have slightly similar foliage.  If you think of some deep red roses they can have quite dark foliage. 

Some interesting info about Black Opal here http://mygarden.rhs.org.uk/blogs/graham_rice/archive/2012/10/28/tomato-black-opal-new-black-cherry-tomato-from-dobies-and-suttons.aspx 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 19:41

I'm watching it too Fidget   in between walks around the garden just looking at things and putting the hedgehog food out ........... and eating a bowl of freshly picked raspberries and creme fraiche.

Sunny and 25.2C here   I think it'll be another evening to sit out as the sun goes down and watch the cockchafers in the treetops and wait for the bats to leave the chalk mines and fly over our garden on their way to the marshes 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 19:05

Yes Woody, if there's not a problem leave it alone - but a shallow dish of water left out would be good 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 18:34

I was reading the other day that because of hot dry weather some hedgehog sows are unable to find enough food and drink to make enough milk for their litters.  

Woody, have you got a Hedgehog rescue centre near you? 

Relaying lawn

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 18:29

The ground will be soft enough in the autumn for you to do the spiking etc, I promise you  

Some questions about Basil

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 18:23

  

Some questions about Basil

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 18:01

Snap Philippa 

Some questions about Basil

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 18:01

Bolting means that a plant that is grown for its leaves, like a lettuce, puts up a flowering stalk.  It usually means that the plant is unusable.  

Of course, almost all plants will flower, but we've developed our vegetable varieties to delay this so that we can eat the leaves.  

However, if a plant is subjected to stress, e.g. lack of water, or if it's sown at the wrong time of the year, it will try to flower sooner than we want it to.

Hope that's clear - if not please say 

Welcome to the potting shed

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 17:42

Hi Warren and welcome   Sounds as if you really have been bitten by the gardening bug 

Whereabouts (roughly) in the country are you?  It always helps to know climate, soil etc when discussing our gardens.  I'm in East Anglia 

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