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Posted: 29/01/2014 at 07:40

Good morning all   It's wet n 'orrid 'ere   Hope to get my walk in later .... am going out later to visit a friend's new house and garden - she's going to be ordering fruit trees 


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:43
Verdun wrote (see)

David K is my uncle and dove is me grandma. 

If I was your grandma Verdun, you'd be going to bed without any supper for that remark!



Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:32

David K is Virtual Uncle to lots of Forkers' Sweet Pea Babies 


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 20:05
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)
Oops, yes. But you know what I mean and they are cheap ones form Wilkinsons, not expensive prize winning ones.

I'll be off to the naughty step now then

They may not be prize winning ones yet Tracey - but if you enter them in a competition you never know - David K can give you all the tips on showing sweet peas 


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 19:45
Tracey-Newbie wrote (see)
.... it's only Sweet Peas ....


Don't you let David K hear you say that!!! 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 19:39

Panda, am PMing you, have had an idea 

Snowdrop Walk - East Anglia

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 18:49

Sounds fine to me 'cos that'll give Panda plenty of time to meet up before we set off for Cambs 


Posted: 28/01/2014 at 18:39

Hello folks - I've had a lovely day thank you - lunch out with OH then shopping at Lakeland, John Lewis, M&S and art suppliers, tea and cake at John Lewis as well 

Fabulous cake BL 

Require clarification regarding feeding established fruit trees & bushes...

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 11:22

Just post a message on them, or say Bump or Ping! 

How much water for tomatoes

Posted: 28/01/2014 at 11:18

You're giving them Way Too Much water!  My tomatoes are in large pots with a 6" gap between the top of the compost and the rim.  I do not water the tomatoes until the foliage begins to flag, then I fill the pots to the brim.  Sometimes they only get watered once a week, hardly ever more than twice a week.  I stuck firmly to that regime last year, as advised by Italophile who is a regular on here and is a fount of knowledge re tomatoes, and had absolutely no Blossom End Rot and no blight.  

Italophile can explain the reasons why this works - if I recall correctly it's to do with the plant's ability to move calcium through the tissues to the fruit being impeded by too much or erratic watering - but he'll explain better than I.

Good luck 

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