Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Monty Dons Trowel

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 14:39

Isn't it good to have a reason to celebrate 


Posted: 11/06/2017 at 13:08

That's it ... you've got it 

I grow my tomatoes outside and I never water until the leaves show signs of flagging, then I give them a good soak ... sometimes I only water once a week ... this helps avoid Blossom End Rot.  

However, I'm at home all day so I can keep an eye on them ... you might not want to leave them until they're that dry if you have to go out to work in the daytime, especially as yours are in a greenhouse where the temperatures will be higher.  However I wouldn't water unless the surface of the compost feels dry.  

Last edited: 11 June 2017 13:11:49

Potatoes sprouting from mounds

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 12:24

Good choice of potato .... Roseval has superb flavour!  

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 12:23

Doesn't take more than a few minutes with digital printing and modern transfer techniques Joyce 


Posted: 11/06/2017 at 12:19

I wouldn't be worried about that ... well within the range of normal for my tomato plants.

Don't feed until the first truss of tomatoes has set or you'll have all leaf and few tomatoes.

Don't water unless the compost is beginning to dry out.  

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 11:58

Sorry to those who are trying to have a politics free day, but I can't resist posting this 

It would be funny if it wasn't so tragic. 


Posted: 11/06/2017 at 11:31

What have you sprayed against? 

Can you post a photo of the tomatoes please ... whole plants and a closer view of the leaves ... start with the camera icon and follow instructions.  If it doesn't upload try reducing the size of the photo ... that usually works. 

Roses in basket

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 11:29

Snap Obelixx 

Roses in basket

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 11:28

I would get some John Innes No. 3 soil based (sometimes called loam based) compost  - you should be able to get it quite easily from a garden centre.  

Resurrected Fifteen

Posted: 11/06/2017 at 11:00

Hello folks 

The sun is shining   OH has cut the grass .... I've had a shower and washed my hair ... all is well with the world ... 

Glad to hear Boo is back ... those feral tom cats ... love their independance ... weep for their wounds.

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