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san marzano toms

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 08:56

Doesn't look to me as if there's too much wrong with those mias. As you get more fruits you might want to remove a bit of foliage so that they have good air circulation. They look like they're at the top of the greenhouse, so do you mean you don't want them to get any bigger as there's no more room? I think you just take out the tip but someone far more knowledgeable than me  will be able to advise you!  

Tomato plants in greenhouse

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 08:48

Up here the problem is temperature as we go through August. It gets quite autumnal here -you can feel the change in the air in early August - and temps overnight can fall below 10/12 degrees quite quickly, so any toms not already ripening need the cover of a greenhouse or it would be chutney making time instead of eating nice red tomatoes!


Posted: 02/08/2013 at 08:39

Morning all. Very late for me as I had a huuuge sleep- must have needed it! 

Glad we're not getting those temps here any more- impossible to do anything strenuous outdoors when it's like that. Pleasant here today but showers forecast.

Hairdresser later unfortunately for all of us - about 2 hours of my life I won't get back then school stuff for daughter...Oh well, can't put it off much longer as she goes back in about ten days. 

Will get something done before that - plenty to choose from. Have a good day everyone 

Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 21:08

pg - quite right too! These loungers get up to no good if they're not used... 

Weary tonight even thoughI've done very little, so going to relax.

Night everyone. Sleep well 

sign off

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 21:03

Aah. You need blackest- he's a techy expert on here and could probably help you a bit. He's not been on for a while but maybe you could send him a PM? 

sign off

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 20:42

Alan, maybe I'm missing something, but why do you need to leave and rejoin? Is it to do with your computer?

Frog sighting :)

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 20:09
nutcutlet wrote (see)

the smell from stirring up my pond.

it's just ground water, not lined. years of growth melting down

Phew. Was worried about what you were referring to nut! 

The smaller pond we had was really clogged and sludgy TCM. It had been very neglected and you wouldn't even have known there was a pond there. We cleared it all and tidied up all the surroundings. It wasn't very deep either so we took a lot of the sludge out which made a huge difference, and there was plenty of wildlife in it. It's a lovely thing to have in the garden.

Ideas wanted for a shade loving climber that flower

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 20:02

Hydrangea petiolaris is the climber for shade as it grows well on north facing sites. It gets quite big though so you'd need to keep it in check.


Good Evening FORKERS

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 19:48

Evening all. I'm enjoying the cooler weather after the high temperatures recently. Only problem is we're getting lots of rain to go with it! Saves on the watering though.


GG you take it easy or you'll be bushed like I am today. It's strange when we're just 27 isn't it? Dove never mentioned she was retiring...not that I can recall anyway....

Tina- re your Dad's saws. Could you get some of them cleaned up and display them in the house, or are they not 'pretty' enough?

Frog sighting :)

Posted: 01/08/2013 at 18:39

TCM that's lovely! Great pix and very clever little graphics on your post! When we bought our last house the owners told us 'never seen any frogs ' despite there being one huge pond and a smaller one. We couldn't understand it, and we laughed when we started working on the garden because it was full  of frogs and toads! Not sure they ever went out in it!!

Nut - I'm a little confused - what smell!!....

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