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Tomatoes - possibly my second mistake of the year!!!!

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 09:26

OL- if you imagine that the  branching stems which carry the flowers/fruits are at roughly 90 degrees to the main stem, and the sideshoots come off at approximately 45 degrees to the main stem, in between the other two. As others have said, when you pot on to the next size, just plant deeply to get that bare stem covered a bit more. 

And don't worry 

Tomatoes - possibly my second mistake of the year!!!!

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 08:00

Nip out any sideshoots you can see OL. They'll be fine - I grow mine in large pots as I find that easier, and they don't need as much feeding as people believe but you won't have done any harm. You'll probably find flowers forming quite soon -depends on the variety and all sorts of other factors like location and temperature etc. 

North, South, East or West Facing

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 07:55

I'd have an awful long wait if I had to watch the sun tracking Frank - it doesn't usually appear for long enough here...

Dave's right - it can depend on the size of the plot as different areas will have different aspects within a space if it's large. All  sorts of factors have a bearing - neighbouring buildings or trees, removal of a large shrub etc.

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 07:42

Smashing load of pix from everyone again. It's lovely looking at them all 

Particularly like your first one BL - the contrast of foliage shape. I'd agree that clematis might be Nellie M - looks a bit blue but I think it's just the pic.

Berghill- I love that effect you get with the stonework on the ground and planting in between. So many beautiful bits in your garden but those areas are my favourite.

David - you have so much in there, it's all looking terrific.

Love the raindrops Dove, but where's the one of you lying comatose by the pond....


Posted: 09/05/2014 at 07:32

Morning all. Damp here. No work today for me but I may have to resort to h****work if it rains again 

Dove - you know what I've told you about wandering about round ponds after you've been drinking...

Off for a look round to see what you were all up to last night when I was dozing  


Posted: 08/05/2014 at 21:24

We had a resident weasel at last house (semi rural). He saw off a fair few! 

Can anyone id this plant?

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 21:12

Oxalis - forget which one but someone else will know 

Mrs Fish

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 20:22

Think you've hit the nail on the head Fishy. Most gardeners seem to have an affinity with all that's good in life.

Lots of love winging it's way to you both from all the Fairies here 

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Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:50



Posted: 08/05/2014 at 18:24

Stressful day fidget. Hope all is ok with your Dad, although by the sound of it, he'll be trying to do a Steve McQueen on  a motorbike before too long...

got some flowers forming on my bargain strawbs I got last year. Forget what they're called. Might get some more sometime as the girls like them - I'm not keen.

Off to organise dinner before I have to collect daughter 

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