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Tomato Plant Concern

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 13:58

No problem at all Hoosier - most people here are UK , but a few from other parts of the world 

It still might be a weather situation. Lots of growth in warm conditions, and the roots can't sustain the top growth. The surface damage could just be from rain, so I wouldn't worry too much about that. They need a fair bit of support, so I'd try and get that in place. It's really the first one that looks a bit rough, the other ones just look quite small. 

Do you get a lot of rain as well, or water them a lot? The soil might be a bit heavy and waterlogged. It does look a bit hefty. 

Brown spots on tomato leaves

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 13:50

I don't read it either Pete  

Good luck with your toms-  hopefully they'll grow on well for you,  but if you have any further problems come back and ask again. You'll have different conditions to many of us - but here in the UK there's a huge difference in conditions anyway between north and south, east and west. Up here, we tend to grow toms undercover because the temps aren't high enough and the weather can be inclement to say the least, even in summer. Once you're familiar with your own growing conditions, that makes it a bit easier to understand any issues you encounter. 

A few pix will always help with advice too  

searched everywhere...help

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 13:40

It would need to be quite deep - not shallow. Even the tiny pygmy ones are around a foot in height as the foliage and stems grow, so you'd need something with at least that depth to accomodate it. Bigger ones would need to be deeper again. The leaves need to sit on the surface of the water, so you lower the plant gradually as it gets bigger. Usually you'd use something at least a couple of feet deep, and put it on a brick or two , removing that as the plant matures. 

Some of the glazed pots would do - you would just seal up the hole with a suitable sealant. Many people use half barrels.

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 12:03
Lily Pilly says:

yes Fairy I have drops every four hiours, then other ones every two and been warned it could take a week to ten days! It's jolly painful and I look dreadful! Grrrrrrrrrrr

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Rose and clematis combinations

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 11:55

Lucy - if you take a look at the specialist growers online, you'll find hundreds of different types of clematis  in all colours and sizes to suit your needs. The three most of us here use are Taylor's, Throncroft and Hawthorne's.

Garden centres, and even nurseries, tend to stock popular products and therefore not a huge range as it wouldn't be possible when they have so many plants to sell. 

Clematis spider

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 11:48

Liri posted a pic of some on the Forkers thread yesterday. A little gathering of them on their web.

Garden Gallery 2017

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 11:45

My 'bendy' white alliums  

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 11:30

Early warmth and then cold then warm then wet Liri? It's making me bendy too 

I planted some nice new ones last autumn too - the white ones are the same and are winding their way in and around a Hebe. I rather like it!

Oh LP - I hope it settles down quickly. So easily done. I was watching G'sW earlier and Carol was doing an item on them as well. Have they given you anything?

Protecting young plants from rabits

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 11:26

I'm not sure this isn't leading to an  advert BL...if you know what I mean....

I like to give people the benefit of the doubt, but the word 'rabit' sticks out - every time!  Either that or it's the girl who keeps posting because she likes 'joining in forum discussions' but under another name. Perhaps ANGELA will come back and prove me wrong though .... 

Replacing induvidual beech hedge plant

Posted: 20/05/2017 at 11:21

If you wait till autumn, you can buy a couple of small bare root whips, which you'd be able to slot in fairly easily, but the existing plants will grow into each other over time, especially as it's a staggered row. 

I'd have pruned those back after planting to get them to bush out too. It's much harder for larger specimens to get established, which is probably why you've lost some.  Suppliers love it when people want big hedging plants though!

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