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Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:12

Don't worry about where to post something  - we'll find it under Latest Posts or New Posts, whichever heading it's under 

Tomamto disease

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:08

Hi Maura 

Tell us a bit more about the problem.  If you can post a picture that would be good.  

To post a pic on here you click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post and follow the instructions to upload a photo from your pc.

If it doesn't work give us a shout. 

breeze block wall

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 16:03

I hope so Philippa - it's only been there a few months - the nurseryman thought it would be fine - it's a very sheltered corner on the south facing terrace next to the fig tree.  I'll bubblewrap the pot for the winter as I do for the fig, and have fleece available for very cold snaps but I won't wrap it unless the forecast is dire. 

Fingers crossed.  


Posted: 23/06/2014 at 14:40

It's very hot out there!   26.6C last time I looked.  I just planted the rudbeckias I was given on the Barnsdale trip (you know who you are! ) so am just pulling the hosepipe round to the front to give them a good watering in. 

Pear tree trouble

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 14:38

To post a picture on here you need to click on the green tree icon on the toolbar above where you type your post, and then follow the instructions to upload a pic from your pc.  Sadly it doesn't work for phones - yet 

Tiger in the woods

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 14:26

For some reason pics have started doing this recently - but if you click on them they enlarge and turn the right way up 

Currant bushes

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 14:25

We won't know unless you give us some clues 

When planted and where?

How pruned?

How fed and watered?

breeze block wall

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 14:10

Hydrangea petiolaris clings to the wall, but it would be very unhappy on a south facing wall - it likes it more or less full shade.  It wouldn't grow well there. 

Most of the climbers other than hydrangea pet. or one of the ivies need wires or trellis to cling to. 

breeze block wall

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 13:51

I'm growing Campsis radicans on wires on a south facing fence - it seems very happy there so far - details here 

I'd dig lots and lots of well rotted farmyard manure into the clay first - that will really improve it 

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