Dovefromabove


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Alicante toms

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 09:16

Ah, that could be why they're struggling to ripen. I'd pick all the green ones and make delicious Green Tomato Chutney, and leave the ones that are changing colour to ripen on the plant. 


Next year take a look at info on taking out side shoots of tomato plants. Almost all varieties need this to be done if you want good productivity. 


Also, when the tomatoes begin to ripen it's helpful to remove a lot of the plants lower leaves. You could do this now, to concentrate energy on the fruits and increase air flow around the plants which cuts down on the chance of bacterial problems. 

Alicante toms

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 09:13

Ah, that could be why they're struggling to ripen. I'd pick all the green ones and make delicious Green Tomato Chutney, and leave the ones that are changing colour to ripen on the plant. 


Next year take a look at info on taking out side shoots of tomato plants. Almost all varieties need this to be done if you want good productivity. 

cats!

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 08:58

Interesting discussion on R4's Today programme about 8:15 ish - at the risk of stirring up a hornets nest, listen again. 

North Facing Wall

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 08:53

I grew Mme Alfred Carriere in a shady north facing back yard some years ago. It flowered well, given good attention,training horizontally as much as possible and mulching in the autumn and feeding in the spring. I found the leaves to be susceptible to sawfly but it was easy to control this by hand-picking them off 


the perfume is lovely, especially when blooms are cut and brought indoors, and if sitting out on a warm summer evening. 

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HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 08:37

Good morning all   


Well done Hosta   And  glad that your neck seems better and you had a better night. speaking of which, we've only just woken up!!!

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 22:53

Yes it would be good if everyone made an attempt to keep their verges tidy - however that'd be easier for some than others, eh Wonky? 


Time for bed - sweet dreams all 

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 13:49

DD ((hugs))  You're allowed to feel down sometimes ... we all do, and you have more reason than a lot of us at the moment.  But in the grand scheme of things it's all getting better and you smile and the sunshine will appear again soon 


BL  I like the pork skin that's been cooked with the beans - can I have your share please 

Sick looking Tulameen raspberries

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 13:33

Raspberries are deciduous and lose their leaves for the winter.  


I only grow autumn fruiting raspberries so I don't know when summer fruiting varieties start losing their leaves.  


Anyone else got any thoughts on this? 

Hydroponics system design

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 12:23

Hi Alanplants


Can you start a new thread with Fuchsia in the title, then the people with fuchsia expertise will spot it. 


Last edited: 19 September 2016 12:24:12

HELLO FORKERS! September Edition

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 09:59

Can someone look at Alfie's hedge for him http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/problem-solving/hedge-dying/988004.html#latest


I've got to go out to a meeting ........... see you later ............... 

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