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spindley thin tomato plants

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 19:09

As Bob, says, not enough light or too much heat will make them lanky. Repot into next size pot and bury the stem well. It will grow additional roots from the stem, but make sure it has enough light.

I really should know this one but...

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 19:07

Honesty.

Fragrant shrub

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 16:43

Philadelphus aureus. golden leaves and perfumed flowers.

flower magic

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 10:58

...and next week we have magic beans. Plant this seed in a pot or the soil, and when it grows , you will have beans all summer....

 

 I think the way a tree can grow from a small seed is just magic anyway.

Black...good or yuck?

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 10:56

I really don't like ophiopogon. I know its very "in" but it just looks like dead stuff to me.

I'm not fond of black flowers either, partly because they're not black, they  are usually dark purple or red, and I think that if you work in the day, and come home in the evening, you don't see them, because they disappear in the gloaming. However a pale colour or white will shout out at you in the evenings.

flower magic

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 10:50

there was an awful lot reduced at the end of last year in the garden centre.

I'm waiting to see what mother nature does to the buldozed piles of soil next door, (with a little help from a scatter of any left over seeds I collected last year.)

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 09:54

Good morning everyone.

Beautiful cherry, Stacey.

Best wishes to verdun and his mum.

I was reading yesterday that many cider Apple trees in Somerset may have been drowned by the floods. A shortage of scrumpy  looms.

It's very grey, misty and damp here. More garden porn awaits.

flower magic

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 09:49

I saw a patch done at the garden centre last year. I thought quite a boring mix of annuals in desperate need of thinning out. I had to restrain myself. You could make a better mix yourself. Don't expect it to look like on the packet, with large stuff at the back and smaller at the front.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 20:50

Well, if you was near me, you wouldn't need the cosmos. I've got three quarters of a tray of seedlings you could have. I've already pricked out three dozenand thats going to be too many for me.

Squirrels

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 18:38

I've got eight grey squirrels regularly on the lawn eating the bird seed, and the camellia flowers, and the magnolia flowers.....

they had at least two litters of kits last year.

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